Bang Bang Shrimp

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, read my disclosure policy here  

5 from 5 votes
This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is a dupe for the recipe that they serve at the Bonefish Grill. I love to make this sweet, scipy shrimp.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is a dupe for the recipe that they serve at the Bonefish Grill. I love to make this sweet, spicy shrimp. And it only takes a few minutes!

Bang bang shrimp recipe on a white plate with chopped green onions

My Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe is one of those recipes that make my mouth water just thinking about it. After having it at the Bonefish Grill I had to try and replicate it at home.

What is this secret ingredient of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce? Here are some interesting facts.

Why Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe Works

The bang bang shrimp recipe is one of those recipes that engages all the senses and all your taste receptors. It is a serious explosion of flavors.

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp 

  • Make Sauce: First, in a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, Sriracha and 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend; Whisk until combined and then refrigerate sauce.
  • Season: Second, season the shrimp with 2 teaspoons of House Seasoning Blend and next add the shrimp to a medium bowl bowl;
  • Buttermilk: Pour buttermilk over the shrimp and stir until shrimp are completely coated in buttermilk.Drain excess.
  • Cornstarch: Next add the cornstarch to a zip top bag; Add shrimp shake until the shrimp are completely coated in cornstarch.
step by step instructions for making bang bang shrimp
  • Oil: Place 2 inches of oil to a heavy bottomed pot. Heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
  • Fry: Then add the coated shrimp in batches to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Fry for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove: Take the shrimp from the oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.  Repeat frying process with remaining shrimp.
  • Toss Finally, transfer cooked shrimp to a large bowl and add the sauce to the shrimp; Toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Step by step instructions for making bang bang shrimp sauce

LOVE SEAFOOD RECIPES?  TRY THESE FAVORITES

Looking for more?  Check out all of the Quick and Easy on It Is a Keeper.


What to Serve with this Bang Bang Shrimp

Since you now have this Shrimp in this fabulous sauce, what do you serve it on? Never fear, I have you covered. For Example:

  • Make tacos with it and serve with your favorite toppings.
  • Pour it over your favorite pasta
  • Serve over rice, fried rice or brown rice.
  • Healthier option? Rice Cauliflower, Zucchini Noodles or a nice stir fry of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and mushrooms.

Seriously, I could go all day with the plethora of options.

Bang bang shrimp recipe with chopsticks

How do you shell and Devein Shrimp?

Although you can you shell and devein the shrimp yourself, I prefer to purchase them already done but it is truly more economical to do it yourself. So here is a quick way for you to do it at home.

  • Begin underneath, and cut along the legs, just along the shell to remove
  • Follow by deveining it by making a shallow slit down the middle of the back to expose the black line.
  •  Lift out the black vein by using the tip of your knife and then wipe with a paper towel or alternatively run under water.

This is a great little video to help.


RECIPES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED


shrimp with bang bang shrimp sauce on white plate

Expert Tips for Making the Best Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow recipe below
  • Do Not Crowd: Make in small batches and do not crowd for extra crispy shrimp.
  • More Sauce: Use this sauce as a dipper or for more pasta sauce so definitely make extra.

Shop This Recipe

⭐⭐⭐ RATE THIS RECIPE ⭐⭐⭐

If you’ve tried this recipe, please rate it in the comment section below.

Bang Bang Shrimp

5 from 5 votes
This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is a dupe for the recipe that they serve at the Bonefish Grill. I love to make this sweet, scipy shrimp.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons House Seasoning Blend divided
  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, Sriracha and 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend; Whisk until combined.
  • Refrigerate sauce until ready to use.
  • Season the shrimp with 2 teaspoons of House Seasoning Blend.
  • Add the shrimp to a medium bowl bowl; Pour buttermilk over the shrimp and stir until shrimp are completely coated in buttermilk.
  • Drain excess buttermilk from the shrimp.
  • Add the cornstarch to a zip top bag; Add shrimp to the bag, seal the bag and shake until the shrimp are completely coated in cornstarch.
  • Add 2 inches of oil to a heavy bottomed pot. Heat the oil to 375 degrees F.
  • Add the coated shrimp in batches to the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pot.
  • Fry for 2 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove the shrimp from the oil and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Repeat frying process with remaining shrimp.
  • Transfer cooked shrimp to a large bowl and add the sauce to the shrimp; Toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and follow recipe below
  • Do Not Crowd: Make in small batches and do not crowd for extra crispy shrimp.
  • More Sauce: Use this sauce as a dipper or for more pasta sauce so definitely make extra.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 2712mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 3mg

The nutritional information provided are estimates. To learn more about how I calculate this information go to www.itisakeeper.com/about-its-a-keeper/privacy-disclosure-policies/

PIN THIS RECIPE FOR LATER!Follow Me: @ItsAKeeperBlog or tag #itisakeeper

4 thoughts on “Bang Bang Shrimp”

  1. 5 stars
    I haven’t made this yet but will over the weekend when I have more time… quick question though…. can I use half flour and half cornstarch? Will it affect the dish … I don’t have enough cornstarch . Have a great day!

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this Recipe