Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

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Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos create a flavor explosion for your taste buds!  This garlic sauce has that perfect mixture of salty, sweet, spicy, crunchy amazingness that is so satisfying.

These tacos offer a complexity of flavor and texture. If you are a fan of Sheetz boom boom sauce, then you will love this new recipe.

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This Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos recipe is so easy to make. The Sauce recipe is a copycat version of Sheetz sauce that you they serve on their sandwiches.

This Sauce consists of chili peppers, with savory notes from garlic – a perfect tangy-creamy-spicy combo. It is just not something you can use for tacos. You can use it as a dip for chicken and fries, a spread for sandwiches or burgers or even on grilled meats or vegetables. You will want to use this sauce on everything. Trust me!

If you’re looking for more taco recipes, try these Walking Tacos, Indian Tacos and Sheet Pan Taco Pizza.

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Why We Love This Shrimp Taco Recipe

This recipe is great for taco tuesday or any day of the week, it is quick and so tempting. Everyone loves this recipe.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Quick and easy enough for any night of your busy week.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, use different vegetables, make it your own. Make the sauce in advance and keep it in the fridge for use whenever you need it.

Ingredient Notes to Make This Fried Shrimp Recipe

  • Frozen Breaded Shrimp: Cook until golden brown. Or make your own Fried Shrimp from scratch with raw shrimp and your own flour mixture.
  • Asian Coleslaw Mix: Find this in the produce section of the grocery store.
  • Boom Boom Sauce: The star of the show!
  • Soft Flour Taco Shells

Boom Boom Sauce

  • Mayonnaise: You can use avocado or keto mayo.
  • Ketchup: Low sugar or low sodium versions also works.
  • Thai Sweet Chili Sauce: This adds that sweet flavor to this succulent shrimp dish.
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sriracha

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Boom Boom Shrimp Recipe

These tacos are so full of flavor. The shrimp has a crispy exterior and the sauce is both sweet and spicy. Plus the slaw adds a satisfying crunch. You will love this easy recipe.

  • Shrimp: You can make these boom boom tacos with fresh shrimp or popcorn shrimp if you like. Even a crispy fish.
  • Air Fryer: Place shrimp in the air fryer basket for crispy shrimp or use a deep fryer.
  • Spicy Sauce: Make the shrimp sauce a little hotter by adding some hot pepper sauce of your choice to the sauce.

How to Make this Crispy Boom Boom Shrimp Taco

This is one of those great recipes for a meatless meals. The sweet and spicy sauce truly enhance this recipe.

These are the basic steps for making Boom Boom Shrimp. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions and the nutrition facts per serving.

Mixing the mayo, pepper sauces and ketchup to make the boom boom sauce.


First, place all the sauce ingredients together in a small mixing bowl and whisk  together for 2-3 minutes to combine. In the meantime, place the shrimp onto a baking sheet and prepare shrimp according to package directions.


Then in a large mixing bowl, combine coleslaw mix and Boom Boom sauce, mix until well coated. Lastly, warm taco shells in microwave by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwave on high for 30 seconds.


To assemble, first, place 1/4 cup of coleslaw mixture on each taco shell and then add shrimp. Finally, drizzle remaining Boom Boom Sauce over the top of shrimp.

Recipe FAQs to Make Boom Boom Shrimp

If you have gluten intolerance you can make the tacos with corn taco shells and a gluten free breading for the shrimp. To save a few calories you can use a fat free mayonnaise. Also, try fresh grilled shrimp cooked on skewers would be great. Try a low fat or fat free mayo to lower the calorie count. Use a medium or large shrimp. Gluten free tortillas can also be used.

Here is a great fried juicy shrimp recipe. Start with raw frozen shrimp, peeled, de-veined and tail off. Dredge the shrimp in cornstarch and shake off any excess.

Then make a batter in a large bowl by mixing together all purpose flour, salt, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and black pepper. Add cold club soda and dip the shrimp. Coating the shrimp evenly in the batter.

Fry in canola oil for 2 minutes. Cook in hot oil in batches, be sure not to overcrowd to avoid soggy shrimp and achieve a crispy texture to the whole shrimp. They should be fried until crispy.

Of course, you can make the amount for any gathering size. These shrimp tacos can be a great appetizer or main course for any party. Serve with boom boom sauce on the side so people can add more.

Indeed parts can be done ahead of time. Of course, you can make the sauce and store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Also, you can prepare your taco toppings ahead of time.

Store in the refrigerator. You can use the boom boom sauce for so many things, It makes a great dipping sauce. So store in an airtight container in the fridge. Keep the sauce in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve boom boom sauce with fried foods,

Truly, this is one of those recipes that is best fresh. If you need to reheat the shrimp, try using an air fryer to reheat this easy recipe.

While both are spicy mayo sauces, they are also different. The boom boom sauce has the addition of ketchup and also contains added garlic. Bang bang shrimp differs from boom boom in many different ways but very small.

Three of the sandwiches with the sauce.

Expert Tips to Serve Boom Boom Sauce Recipe

Boom Boom Sauce is an amazing sauce that is a combination of mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, sweet thai chili sauce and tomato ketchup. You may have seen this boom boom sauce Sheetz or Ken’s boom boom sauce, but it is so simple to make yourself and you can adjust the heat.

  • Toppings: Sliced Avocado, tomato, green onion, fresh herbs like cilantro, sesame seeds and a squeeze of lime are wonderful.
  • Different Protein: Fish is wonderful, try tacos, tilapia.
  • Different taco Shell: Feel free a different taco shell such as a hard taco or an egg wrap, or cheese wrap.
  • Cheese: Top with your favorite mexican blend or Queso Cotija.
  • Bang Bang Shrimp:

What to Serve with Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

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4.86 from 34 votes

Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos creates a flavor explosion for your taste buds!  It has that perfect mixture of salty, sweet, spicy, crunchy amazingness that is so satisfying.
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Shrimp Tacos

  • 10 ounces Frozen breaded shrimp
  • 2 cups Asian coleslaw mix, 1 pacakge
  • ¼ cup Boom Boom Sauce, recipe below
  • 16 Avocado slices
  • 8 Soft flour taco shells

Boom Boom Sauce


Boom Boom Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Shrimp Tacos

  • Prepare shrimp according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix and Boom Boom sauce. 
  • Warm taco shells by wrapping them in a damp paper towel and microwaving on high for 30 seconds.
  • Place 1/4 cup of coleslaw mixture on each taco shell.
  • Drizzle with Boom Boom sauce.
  • Top with avocado slices and cooked shrimp.
  • Drizzle with more Boom Boom Sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Toppings: Sliced Avocado, tomato, fresh herbs like cilantro and a squeeze of lime are wonderful.
  • Different Protein: Fish can be used in these tacos, tilapia is great.
  • Heat: Up the heat with your favorite pepper or pepper sauce.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Fry your shrimp in the air fryer to make a healthier dish.
  • Different taco Shell: Feel free a different taco shell such as a hard taco or an egg wrap, or cheese wrap.
  • Cheese: top with your favorite mexican blend or Queso Cotija.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 56.1mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican

38 thoughts on “Boom Boom Shrimp Tacos”

  1. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make shirmp tacos recipe! Fam really loves it! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

  2. 5 stars
    I know what we are having for dinner tonight!! Boom boom tacos 😁 We had it before and it is absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 star+ this boom boom sauce is amazing!! Look forward to seeing more of your recipes. Other than shrimp, I used flank steak, broccoli slaw and boom boom



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