Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp - Great appetizers, party, dinner or game day snacks! Easier to make than you think.

We have only been to Bonefish Grill a few times but this is our favorite dish on the menu.  So I decided to give the copycat Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish a try.

I don’t normally deep fry at home.  Not because I don’t like to eat fried foods but because I don’t like the smell in my house. This recipe was well worth the stench for a few days!  Very close to Bonefish Grill.

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Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp in a white bowl garnished with green onions

Very few ingredients are required.  I bet you already have these staples at home. (maybe not the shrimp)

Start heating 2-3 inches of oil in a large heavy pot to 375 degrees F.

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ingredients for the bang bang sauce

In a large bowl combine the Miracle Whip, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, Sriracha, Rice Wine Vinegar, and Salt. Taste and adjust the Sriracha to taste, it is spicy. Set aside.

I did find the Miracle Whip a bit too sweet so next time I will use regular mayonnaise.

In two small bowls put ½ the Corn Starch in one and the buttermilk in the other.

Working in small batches, let the shrimp moisten in the buttermilk. Dredge in the cornstarch. Add cornstarch to bowl as needed.

Fry the shrimp in the hot oil and cook until deep golden brown, about 3 minutes. (careful not to overcook the shrimp) You will probably need to do this in batches. Don’t overcrowd the pot.

Place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain excess oil.

Toss the cooked shrimp in the bowl with the spicy sauce to coat and serve immediately with green onions sprinkled on top.

Bang Bang Shrimp in a white bowl garnished with green onions

You will not regret stinking up your house for a day or two for this crispy, sweet and spicy Bang Bang Shrimp! I promise!

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Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Bang Bang Shrimp - Great appetizers, party, dinner or game day snacks! Easier to make than you think.
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5 from 6 votes

Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp – Great appetizers, party, dinner or game day snacks! Easier to make than you think.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: bang, shrimp
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

Sauce

  • ½ Cup Miracle Whip or similar
  • 1/3 Cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • ½ tsp Sriracha (I used 1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Salt

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb. Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 Cup Cornstarch (maybe more)
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • 4 Green Onions (both white and green parts)sliced on a bias
  • Canola oil for frying

Instructions

  • Start heating 2-3 inches of oil in a large heavy pot to 375˚.
  • In a large bowl combine the Miracle Whip, Sweet Chili Sauce, ½ tsp Sriracha, 1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar, and Salt. Taste and adjust the Sriracha to taste, it is spicy. Set aside.
  • In two small bowls put ½ the Corn Starch in one and the buttermilk in the other.
  • Drain and pat the shrimp dry.
  • Working in small batches, let the shrimp moisten in the buttermilk. Dredge in the cornstarch. Add cornstarch to bowl as needed.
  • Place in hot oil and cook until deep golden brown. (careful not to overcook the shrimp)
  • Place on paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat with remaining Shrimp.
  • Toss Shrimp in the bowl with sauce to coat and serve immediately with green onions sprinkled on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 292mg | Sodium: 1688mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 3mg

Adapted from cleverlysimple

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I love shrimp ANYTHING especially Bang Bang Shrimp! Will pin this for future dinner ideas! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  2. Reply

    This looks and sounds great. I love shrimp! What plugin did you use for your recipe? Yours looks a lot better than the one I’m using. I found you over at #TastyTuesdays

    1. Reply

      Thank you, we love shrimp too! The plugin is Easy Recipe Plus.

  3. Reply

    Wow! That looks amazing. Of course, anything with shrimp makes me happy.
    🙂
    raci

    1. Reply

      Same here Traci! Thanks

    1. Reply

      You are very welcome!

  4. Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow, that looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  5. Reply

    oh my! This looks so heavenly! And a cool name to boot too – bang bang! I haven;t heard of that before! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂 #thisishowweroll

    1. Reply

      Thank you Ann!

  6. Reply

    I love bang bang chicken, so I’m sure I’d love the prawn version. This looks saucier than ones I tried at restaurants though. They tend to be dried spices. But either way is fine by me, as long as it tastes good. I don’t like frying because of the smell either, but if you say it’s worth it, who am I to argue?

    Sally @ Life Loving
    #LifeLovingLinkie

  7. Reply

    Sounds yummy. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon.

  8. Reply

    5 stars
    I love spicy shrimp dishes, this looks so good, I can’t wait to give it a try! This is one of my favorites from What’d You Do This Weekend? and will be one of my features at tomorrow’s party 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much Joy!

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  10. Reply

    5 stars
    My husband would love this – thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  11. Reply

    Shrimp looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.

    1. Reply

      Thank you!

  12. Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve never made Bang Bang Shrimp from scratch – your recipe sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  13. Reply

    5 stars
    Oh this sounds different. But the flavors sound like they all would go nicely together. Yum. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    This was the most viewed post from last week’s Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Congratulations! Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. Your feature will go live shortly. I hope you can link up with us again this week. 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much Lisa!

  15. Reply

    5 stars
    Sounds delicious and super tasty. Thanks for linking with #FestiveFoodFriday.

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