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Our Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is the perfect crunchy, sweet, and spicy fried shrimp. It’s bursting with mouthwatering flavor and it’s truly unlike any other shrimp recipe that’s out there!
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  1. Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
  2. What is Bang Bang Shrimp
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
  5. What to Serve With Bang Bang Shrimp
  6. How to Store Leftovers
  7. More Great Copycat Recipes
  8. Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Our Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is adapted from the delicious Bonefish Grill appetizer. It’s the perfect crunchy, sweet, and spicy fried shrimp. It’s bursting with mouthwatering flavor and it’s truly unlike any other shrimp recipe that’s out there!

bang bang shrimp in a white bowl

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

There are so many ways to prepare shrimp, but making homemade bang bang shrimp has to be one of my favorites. The sauce is almost indescribable, it’s that good! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

The combination of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and chili garlic sauce is the perfect combo to make the sauce both sweet and spicy. It has an insane tanginess to it. But, the secret is the addition of mayo which gives the sauce an overall creaminess. 

The shrimp is lightly breaded and fried, which gives it a delicious crunch without being too much. The breading on the shrimp is nice and light. No need to go out to eat to enjoy this tasty shrimp recipe. Now you can easily make it right from the comfort of your home!

What is Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp is a famously popular recipe at Bonefish Grill. It is fried shrimp coated in a delicious sweet and spicy chili sauce.

This copycat recipe will curb your craving for the restaurant version right in the comfort of your own home!

dipping shrimp in sauce

Ingredients / Shopping List

I’ve broken the ingredients into groups for the sauce, egg mixture, and breading. While it might look like a lengthy list, it’s really not! Many of the ingredients are spices that you will already have in the pantry at home.

Here’s what you’ll need to make this bang bang shrimp recipe:

  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

For the Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

For the Egg Mixture:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the Beading Mixture: 

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

For Frying:

  • Vegetable oil

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, chili sauce, and garlic sauce.Bang Bang Shrimp sauce
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together egg and buttermilk.
  3. In a third bowl, combine flour, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika.
  4. Bread shrimp by dipping each shrimp in flour mixture, then egg mixture, then back into flour mixture.breaded shrimp on a plate
  5. Place coated shrimp on a plate and place back in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Add vegetable oil to a skillet until it is 2 inches deep. Heat until oil is 350 degrees F.frying shrimp
  7. Carefully place shrimp in hot oil and fry for 3 minutes, turning halfway through. 
  8. Remove and place on a paper towel-lined plate.fried shrimp on a plate
  9. Place all cooked shrimp in a large mixing bowl spoon sauce over shrimp and toss to coat.
close up bite of Bang Bang Shrimp

What to Serve With Bang Bang Shrimp

While many simply like this shrimp on its own (me included) it can be served many ways! It is really good served over rice. It can be served over white or brown rice. I love jasmine rice and I usually always have it in the pantry, so that is my go-to. It’s also delicious served over a big pile of mixed veggies, if you want to keep it low carb.

Bang bang shrimp is also great served in a salad! The sauce for the shrimp is so full of flavor that you don’t even need dressing with it. I like to toss it with romaine lettuce and mix in some raw veggies and cheese. It’s delicious this way!

How to Store Leftovers

If you have leftover bang bang shrimp, and that’s a big if, it can be stored in an airtight container and placed in the fridge for up to three days. To reheat, I recommend putting it in the oven (or air fryer if you have one!)to keep the shrimp nice and crispy! But, if you’re in a hurry you can also pop it in the microwave.

For longer storage you can put the container in the freezer. When ready to serve, let it thaw completely before reheating. If possible, it’s best not to mix the shrimp with sauce and to freeze them separately. They tend to keep better this way.

More Great Copycat Recipes

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5 from 11 votes
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Bang Bang Shrimp

Serves — 4
Our Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is the perfect crunchy, sweet, and spicy fried shrimp. It’s bursting with mouthwatering flavor and it’s truly unlike any other shrimp recipe that’s out there!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. medium shrimp peeled and deveined

For the sauce:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce

For the egg mixture:

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the breading mixture:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

For Frying:

  • vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl add mayonnaise, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, and Chili Garlic Sauce. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • In a separate medium mixing bowl add egg and buttermilk. Whisk to combine.
  • In another separate mixing bowl combine flour, panko bread crumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika. Whisk to combine.
  • Combine beaten egg with milk in a shallow bowl; set aside.
  • Combine flour, panko, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and basil in another shallow bowl; set aside.
  • To Bread the Shrimp: Dip each shrimp in the flour mixture, then dip the shrimp in the egg mixture, last you’ll dip the shrimp back in the flour mixture. Repeat for all shrimp.
  • Place the coated shrimp on a plate and place them in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. This will help the breading setup and stick to the shrimp as they are frying.
  • In a skillet with deep sides add vegetable oil so it is 2 inches deep. Heat over medium heat until the oil is 350 degrees F.
  • When the oil is ready, carefully place shrimp in the hot oil and fry for about 3 minutes total, turning half way through the cooking process. Remove golden brown shrimp from the hot oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • When all of the shrimp are done cooking place them in a large mixing bowl. Spoon ¼ cup of the sauce over the shrimp, and toss to coat. Serve the remaining sauce with the shrimp.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 345mg | Sodium: 2143mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 4mg

You’re tastebuds will thank you when you take the first bite of this recipe. It’s full of flavor and so delicious. It’s one of my go-to dishes to order out, but now I can make it at home, and it’s so simple to do! I love this bang bang shrimp, and I have a feeling you will, too!

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this this weekend and didn’t make any changes to the recipe. It was delicious. The only thing I think I should have done differently would be to make more. I made 2 lbs of shrimp and it was devoured. Thank you so much for this recipe. It was amazing!!!

  2. 5 stars
    I wish I had made this years ago! OMG!!! Absolutely Uh-Mazing! To be up front about the sauce, I had to manage with what I had on hand. So I whipped up some mayo, sriracha and a little honey and it turned out great. Thank you for sharing this. It’s now a staple in this house!