Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Bang Bang Shrimp is an explosion of seafood goodness and the sweet, spicy, and a-little-tangy flavors of the famous, creamy, mayonnaise-based Bang Bang sauce!

You can enjoy this dish with the rest of our seafood and fish recipes like Baja Fish Tacos, Garlic Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon, and Baked Tilapia.

Bang Bang Shrimp

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Bang Bang Shrimp is one hot dish that chili-lovers will truly appreciate! The sauce brings in the ‘bang’ in this dish. It has Sriracha that makes this dish super spicy with the savory taste of garlic.

With the use of Sriracha, you definitely will feel the heat, reminiscent of summer. This is a family favorite that is best enjoyed while freshly cooked.

How else can we enjoy a trip to the beach but by bringing along a feast of seafood! This is a seafood dish with the right balance of crispiness and creaminess. And in this post, you will be enjoying an easy recipe that is simple but packs in an intensely sweet and spicy flavor!

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What is Bang Bang Shrimp?

It is a famous dish from the BoneFish grill restaurant. In this recipe, we will simulate creating the dish so you could enjoy this in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost.

The seafood is breaded and fried to perfection, and then, coated with a special sauce mixture of mayonnaise, special sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha. The garlic also adds more flavor and enhances the Sriracha.

The sauce is sweet and spicy which makes this dish a great appetizer. Add some lime and you create the balance needed for this recipe.

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How to make Bang Bang sauce?

The first step is to prepare the sauce.

Ingredients, as mentioned, are mayonnaise, special sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha. Add in some minced garlic and lime juice, too. Just combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and then, refrigerate until for later, after the seafood has been cooked.

How to make Bang Bang Shrimp?

Now that you have prepared the sauce, it is now time to prepare the rest of the recipe.

  1. Place the shrimp and buttermilk in one bowl and combine. In another bowl, add some cornstarch.
  2. Dredge each shrimp in the cornstarch to coat, shake off the excess, and set aside.
  3. Heat up the oil of about one and a half inches in the frying pan.
  4. Once hot enough, fry the shrimp, which take about a minute per side. Be careful not to overcook.
  5. After frying, drain the excess oil by placing them in a paper towel-lined bowl.
  6. Once everything is done, add the cooked shrimp in a bowl and mix in the sauce. Reserve some of the sauce as a dip.
  7. Toss everything to coat well and garnish with chopped green onions or chives.

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How to store Bang Bang Shrimp

Store the sauce separately in a clean, airtight jar in the refrigerator for 10 days. Hence, you can make this sauce in advance, and just fry some of the seafood on the day that you will be needing to serve this appetizer.

If the seafood has already been coated in the sauce, store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

What to serve with this recipe?

As an appetizer, it usually served on top of shredded lettuce. You can make lettuce wraps out of it, or even tacos! You can also side this with some mashed potatoes or eat it with rice or pasta.

How many calories does Bang Bang Shrimp pack?

The BoneFish Grill version contains 790 calories. You can lower this value by substituting ingredients with fewer calories like using light mayonnaise or even yogurt.

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Recipe Tips:

  • When cleaning the shrimp, peel off the shell and use a paring knife to cut a shallow slit at the back. Remove the intestines with the tip of the knife and rinse. Or, more conveniently, use a shrimp deveiner.
  • When frying, do not overcrowd the pan so as not to lower the temperature. To know that the temperature is ready for frying, put some cornstarch and it must sizzle.
  • You are free to adjust the amount of Sriracha that you will use. It just gives that Thai vibe that you are looking for in this dish. But in case you run out of this chili garlic sauce, feel free to substitute Tabasco sauce.
  • You can use the sauce from this recipe as a dip for chicken wings, fries, or even fish. It is that versatile.

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Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup  mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 cup  sweet chili sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon  Sriracha sauce  (or more)
  • 2 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  •  Juice of 1/2 lime  (or more to taste)

Shrimp:

  • 1 1/2 pounds  medium-large shrimp  (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/2 cup  buttermilk 
  • 3/4 cup  cornstarch 
  •  Vegetable oil for frying 

Garnish:

  •  Green onions  (chopped)

Instructions

Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together all the sauce ingredients until smooth and combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

Shrimp:

  1. Place about 1 1/2-2 inches of oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat, and heat it to 375 degrees F.
  2. In the meantime, combine shrimp and buttermilk in a medium bowl.
  3. Add cornstarch to a shallow bowl.
  4. Remove shrimp from buttermilk, toss one by one (or just a few at a time) in cornstarch to coat well. Remove shrimp from cornstarch and shake gently any excess.
  5. Add shrimp to the hot oil and fry it in batches. Only cook for about 1 minute per side, until golden and crispy.
  6. Place cooked shrimp on a paper towel-lined plate and cook remaining shrimp.
  7. Once done frying, add all the shrimp to a large bowl and pour 3/4 of the sauce on top. Toss gently to coat evenly.

Garnish:

  1. Sprinkle with green onions if desired and serve with rice with remaining sauce on the side for dipping.
Calories: 507 Carbohydrates: 31 Protein: 36 Fat: 24 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 443 Sodium: 1718 Potassium: 176 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 9 Vitamin A: 70 Vitamin C: 7.8 Calcium: 281 Iron: 3.8
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Melissa Chapman

That shrimp looks amazing. My son loves shrimp so I have to try and make this version for him.

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robin rue

My hubby has been OBSESSED with shrimp lately! He's going to love this.

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Jeanette

Oh my gosh that looks so good. We love shrimp almost anyway you can get it so this would be a great way to try a new recipe!

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Stacie

Bang bang. Pow pow. Get into my belly now! Om nom nom.

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Amy Desrosiers

This shrimp recipe looks divine!! I need to find a way to make it keto friendly!!

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maria closethome

This looks so tasty and so easy.  Totally going to try this. 

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Mama to 6 Blessings

I have never heard of this recipe before. My son would love this recipe because it sounds spicy which is right up his alley!

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Kim Grabinski

I personally don’t eat shrimp but my mother-in-law would love this recipe. She loves all kind of shrimp so I will definitely make this for her next time she visits.

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keikilani

Adding this recipe to our menu plan for next week. The kids LOVE shrimp. I know they are going to go crazy for this Bang Bang shrimp

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Lisa Joy Thompson

My son absolutely LOVES shrimp and my daughter loves anything spicy. I bet they'd love this Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe!

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Stefani Tolson

This shrimp looks yummy! I wish I wasn't the only shrimp fan at my house or I would be making some.

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Toni | Boulder Locavore

That looks and sounds so good!! A sure hit at parties and game day!

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Jennifer

I make bang bang chicken all the time! This shrimp looks delicious! 

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Ruth I

We love shrimp here but only have 3 recipes for it. This will be a great addition. I can't wait to try it! Yummy!

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Annemarie LeBlanc

I will go and get some shrimp today and try this recipe. I am going to make lettuce wraps out of them. I can't wait for dinner to serve this to my family! Yummy!

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Heather

Wow! This looks like such a great recipe! can't wait to give it a try!

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Kiwi

Im a pescatarian and I love shrimp. I would love to recreate this recipe and make this soon!

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