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By Casey Barber

The Cheesecake Factory's famous Bang-Bang Chicken and Shrimp might be a splurge at the restaurant, but it's a steal at the dinner table when you make it from scratch. It's easy, too — especially when you save day-of prep time by making the fragrant Thai-inspired coconut curry sauce up to two days before you plan to serve it! Even if you don't go all out with the fun and funky garnishes like the restaurant does, the sauce alone has flavor to spare. And feel free to customize your meal — experiment with your favorite vegetables like broccoli or spinach, go with all chicken or all shrimp instead of the combo of the two, toss in some tofu for a vegetarian option, and make this part of the regular dinner rotation.

Casey Barber

This article was originally published Mar. 3, 2015 at 12:52 p.m. ET.