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A delicious Bang Bang Shrimp recipe served with a tangy bang bang shrimp sauce.. Made with a tasty glaze, this Bang Bang Shrimp recipe comes together in just about 30 minutes

I used to get Bang Bang shrimp at a nearby Bonefish Grill, but that restaurant is now closed. 

asy Bang Bang Shrimp

Why This Recipe

When looking for a quick dinner idea, shrimp is a wonderful dinner that does not take a lot of time to make. 

Shimp is lightly breaded, sauteèd, and served with a tangy, mild chili sauce. 

Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe


Ingredients For  Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp  – You can use frozen shrimp or shrimp from the seafood section. Honestly, sometimes the shrimp in the seafood section has been previously frozen, so just use your best judgment. The shrimp should not feel slimy and should not have a bad smell. You will need to devein the shrimp or you can purchase deveined shrimp from the seafood department at your grocery store.

Buttermilk – I know sometimes it is hard to have buttermilk on hand. Real buttermilk is truly best, but if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can substitute a mixture of 1/2 cup of milk with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. The lemon juice will curdle the milk a bit.

Sriracha – This makes the best sauce. You can use another brand of sweet chili sauce if you do not have it on hand.

Mayonaisse – A component of the sauce.

Spices – for flavor 

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp

How to make Bang Bang Shrimp

  1. Clean and prepare the shrimp.
  2. Soak in buttermilk.
  3. Prepare the breading mixture.
  4. Dip the shrimp in the bread mixture.
  5. Fry shrimp in a skillet and drain on a paper towel
  6. Serve with sauce. 


Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce

Then you make the Bang Bang shrimp sauce, which is just a few ingredients and delicious.

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timesaving tips to streamline recipes

Timesaving tips

  • When soaking the shrimp in buttermilk, let shrimp set about 3-5 minutes to absorb the buttermilk.
  • Save time by purchasing pre-cleaned and deveined shrimp from the butcher.
  • You can make this shrimp and put it in corn tortillas for a second dinner idea. 


What Should I Serve With This?

Bang Bang shrimp goes well with white rice or in a tortilla for a bang bang shrimp taco.l It also goes well with coleslaw too. 

Can You Freeze the Shrimp?

You can freeze the breaded shrimp in a freezer in a sealed, freezer-safe container for about a month. Then make the sauce fresh.

What is Bang Bang Sauce?

Bang Bang Sauce is a creamy Sriracha-based sauce that is both sweet and savory.

Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp


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Bang Bang Shrimp

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword bang bang, meatless, seafood, shrimp, sriracha
Servings 4
Calories 433kcal


  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • oil

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce


  • Peel shrimp and remove tails.
  • Heat oil in a deep skillet until it reaches 375*F
  • In a large bowl place shrimp and cover with buttermilk, set aside
  • In a medium bowl combine cornstarch, salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • Coat the shrimp in cornstarch, shake of excess
  • Once oil has reached temperature add shrimp carefully
  • Fry shrimp for 3-5 minutes or until they are a light golden brown
  • Remove from heat and set aside
  • In another bowl combine mayonnaise, sriracha, honey and sweet chili sauce to make dipping sauce
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 1112mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg

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Sunday 8th of August 2021

[…] Bang Bang Shrimp. Delicious shrimp straight from your favorite restaurant experience. […]

Kimberly Dsouza

Saturday 6th of March 2021

That looks awesome and sounds delicious. And seems so simple and easy to prepare! I like simple and easy recipes :) Thanks for sharing this at our #HomeMattersParty


Sunday 7th of March 2021

Thank you Kimberly!


Friday 26th of February 2021

Oh no! Bonefish is closed?? I remember going there. That's ok, though, because this looks awesome!


Saturday 27th of February 2021

The one near us closed. It might be just that one, but I miss it.