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Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

This Bonefish Grill copycat Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is so delicious. Sweet, spicy, creamy, and crunchy, it has it all!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 441kcal
Author Dina



  • Into a large bowl, add 1 1/2 cups cornstarch, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and 1 teaspoon garlic powder. Then mix everything together using a whisk and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, make the sauce by combining 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce, and 2 1/2 teaspoons sriracha. If you like more heat, add more sriracha per taste.
  • Now fill a heavy-bottomed pot with about 2 inches of high smoke point oil like corn oil, vegetable, or canola. Then bring it to medium-high heat (340 degrees Fahrenheit). Use an instant-read thermometer to measure the oil temperature.
  • Now add 2 pounds or large raw shrimp (peeled and deveined) into a bowl with1 1/2 cups buttermilk.
  • Then toss a few shrimp into the cornstarch mixture and shake them around the coat them fully. Then use a large slotted spoon to fry them in the hot oil. Don’t throw all the shrimp in the cornstarch mixture at once. This will make them too wet. So only do a few at a time.
  • Once the shrimp are cooked (about 4-5minutes) carefully remove them from the pot of hot oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat this with the remaining shrimp.
  • Make the sauce by combining 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce, and 2 1/2 teaspoon sriracha in a bowl.
  • Now toss the fried shrimp into the bang bang shrimp sauce and place them on a bed of butter lettuce. Garnish with chopped green onion and enjoy.



FAQs answered in the above post:
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Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 1512mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 3mg