Bang Bang Shrimp

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This quick and easy Bang Bang Shrimp is done in under 30 minutes and can be served multiple ways. Turn the leftovers into an entirely new dinner later in the week!

Bang Bang Shrimp

What is Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp are crispy and lightly fried then tossed in a spicy sweet sauce. They are a popular appetizer served at Bonefish Grill, and their texture also remind me of the Walnut Shrimp served at Panda Express. You can make these at home with only a short list of ingredients.

Start to finish this shrimp will be done and on the table in under 30 minutes, making them a great option for a weeknight dinner. You can also serve them multiple ways which is a great option for turning leftovers into an entirely new meal later in the week.

Ingredients for Bang Bang Shrimp

  • Raw medium sized shrimp
  • Buttermilk
  • Cornstarch
  • Mayonnaise
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Avocado oil
  • Green onion

How to make the sauce

Combine mayonnaise, Old Bay Seasoning, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha into a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Pour buttermilk into a medium sized bowl. Add the shrimp and stir gently until the shrimp are coated.
Add cornstarch into a larger bowl. Place the buttermilk covered shrimp into the cornstarch and toss until fully coated.
Heat avocado oil to 375 degrees on medium heat in a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet (or any deep pan with a heavy bottom.)
Place shrimp into the heated oil one by one keeping them separated while cooking. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Use tongs to remove fried shrimp from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Place a towel underneath to catch any dripping oil.
When all the shrimp have been cooked, immediately put them into a bowl with 3/4 of the sauce. Mix gently until the shrimp are completely coated in the sauce.

Bang Bang Shrimp in a bowl

Drizzle the remainder of the sauce over the top or reserve for dipping depending on how you plan to serve them.
Top with chopped green onions.
Serve immediately.

Ways to serve Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp is great over pasta, in tacos, on skewers, or as a rice bowl.

Shrimp Tacos

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Warm flour tortillas. Add shredded purple cabbage, matchstick carrots, and shrimp. Top with extra sauce and chopped green onions. Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze on top.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Serve over pasta of your choice such as spaghetti noodles, angel hair or linguini. Make some extra sauce and add a squeeze of fresh lime.

Bang Bang Shrimp over Pasta
Bang Bang Shrimp Over Rice

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl

Serve over white rice. Add avocado slices, extra green onions and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Tips & Tricks

  • Bang Bang shrimp is great with pasta, tacos, on skewers, with rice and vegetables, or as an appetizer. 
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthier version.
  • Want more heat? dad more Sriracha or some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • I chose Avocado oil for a healthier version, but you could also use canola oil.
  • For a little more flavor, add a little salt and pepper to the cornstarch.
  • Put leftover Bang Bang Shrimp in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • To reheat leftover shrimp, place on a foil lined baking sheet in a single layer. Heat in the oven at 300° for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Check them after 5 minutes and flip them over for even heating. Reheating may dry them out a bit, so you may need to make some extra sauce.
Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp

Melisha Kreppein
This quick and easy Bang Bang Shrimp is done in under 30 minutes and can be served multiple ways. Turn the leftovers into an entirely new dinner later in the week!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 4
Calories 316 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Raw medium shrimp shelled, deveined, and rinsed
  • ¾ cup Buttermilk
  • ¾ cup Cornstarch
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • ¼ tsp Sriracha
  • 1 cup Avocado oil
  • 3 tbsp Green onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Combine mayonnaise, Old Bay Seasoning, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha into a small bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Pour buttermilk into a medium sized bowl. Add the shrimp and stir gently until the shrimp are coated.
  • Add cornstarch into a larger bowl. Place the buttermilk covered shrimp into the cornstarch and toss until fully coated.
  • Heat avocado oil to 375 degrees on medium heat in a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet (or any deep pan with a heavy bottom.)
  • Place shrimp into the heated oil one by one keeping them separated while cooking. Fry for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Use tongs to remove fried shrimp from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Place a towel underneath to catch any dripping oil.
  • When all the shrimp have been cooked, immediately put them into a bowl with 3/4 of the sauce. Mix gently until the shrimp are completely coated in the sauce.
  • Drizzle the remainder of the sauce over the top or reserve for dipping depending on how you plan to serve them.
  • Top with chopped green onions. Serve immediately.

Notes

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Warm flour tortillas. Add shredded purple cabbage, matchstick carrots, and shrimp. Top with extra sauce and chopped green onions. Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze on top.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Serve over pasta of your choice such as spaghetti noodles, angel hair or linguini. Make some extra sauce and add a squeeze of fresh lime.

Bang Bang Shrimp Rice Bowl

Serve over white rice. Add avocado slices, extra green onions and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Tips & Tricks

  • Bang Bang shrimp is great with pasta, tacos, on skewers, with rice and vegetables, or as an appetizer. 
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a healthier version.
  • Want more heat? dad more Sriracha or some crushed red pepper flakes.
  • I chose Avocado oil for a healthier version, but you could also use canola oil.
  • For a little more flavor, add a little salt and pepper to the cornstarch.
  • Put leftover Bang Bang Shrimp in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • To reheat leftover shrimp, place on a foil lined baking sheet in a single layer. Heat in the oven at 300° for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Check them after 5 minutes and flip them over for even heating. Reheating may dry them out a bit, so you may need to make some extra sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 25.4gProtein: 25.4gFat: 12.7gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 595mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 8.9gCalcium: 56mgIron: 4mg
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