Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

This Easy Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe is the ultimate appetizer! The CopyCat recipe inspired by BoneFish Grill is going to win you over! Crispy fried battered shrimp coated in a homemade sweet and spicy sauce – pure perfection. Enjoy the appetizer over a bed of lettuce or serve over Baked Rice as a meal!

We love this fried shrimp recipe frequently serve sauteed shrimp and baked shrimp for healthier options.

Bang bang shrimp in a bowl topped with fresh greens and a lemon.

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What is Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp is the most popular appetizer at BoneFish restaurant. If you’ve not tried it – you truly are missing out! No worries, I’ll share everything there is to know about making this amazing side dish at home for a fraction of the cost! 🙂 You are welcome.

If you like this recipe, try these other CopyCat recipes:

A fried shrimp on a toothpick with creamy sauce, pepper, and fresh greeens.

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp-

  • Devein and remove tail on the shrimp. Pat shrimp completely dry. (TIP: If shrimp is not completely dry, they will not turn out crispy and the flour will not stick.)
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  • Prepare the milk mixture in one bowl and the flour mixture in a second bowl.
  • Dredge shrimp in the milk mixture. Then, generously coat in the flour mixture. Place onto a platter. Continue with remaining shrimp.
  • Fry the shrimp. (TIP: Oil MUST be hot. To test the readiness of the oil, add a few drops of cold water, if it sizzles, the oil is ready.)
  •  If you will be working in batches, add the fried shrimp to a baking sheet and place it in a preheated oven to 375°F to keep it hot and crispy while the remaining shrimp are cooked.      (TIP: Two large skillets may be used to cook all of the shrimp at once.)
  • Once all of the shrimp are cooked, pour the sauce over the shrimp and gently coat. (TIP: The sauce may be poured over the shrimp in the baking sheet or in a bowl.)
  • Serve immediately.

Step by step pictures of how to make bang bang shrimp.

How do You Make Bonefish Shrimp Bang Bang Sauce-

The sweet and spicy sauce for fried shrimp is so easy to prepare. Combine the mayonnaise, chili sauce, minced garlic and Sriracha.

(NOTE: If you don’t have Sriracha, Tabasco or Frank’s Hot sauce may be substituted.)

What to serve with Bang Bang Shrimp-

The Bang Bang Shrimp is traditionally served over a bed of shredded lettuce as an appetizer. However, the shrimp may be served as lettuce wraps, or with a side of mashed potatoes, paired with Cauliflower Bacon Salad as an entree. The possibilities are endless!

Fried shrimp in a bowl topped with ground pepper and fresh chopped greens.

I hope you enjoyed this CopyCat BoneFish’s Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe, truly is the BEST fried shrimp recipe you’ll make at home.

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5 from 6 votes

Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

This Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe is the ultimate appetizer! This CopyCat recipe from BoneFish is going to win you over! Crispy fried shrimp coated in a homemade sweet and spicy - pure perfection.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bang bang shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 523kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined & peeled

Milk mixture-

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Flour mixture-

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Sauce-

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp Sriracha (use less if you don't like spicy)
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

  • Devein and remove tails on the shrimp. Pat shrimp completely dry. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  • Prepare the milk mixture in bowl 1 and the flour mixture in bowl 2.
  • Dredge shrimp in the milk mixture, then, generously coat in the flour mixture. Place onto a platter. Continue with remaining shrimp.
  • In a skillet, over high heat, cover bottom with oil. Once the oil is hot add shrimp, don't overcrowd skillet. 
  • Fry shrimp 2-3 minutes per side, until crispy and cooked through.  If you will be working in batches, add the fried shrimp to a baking sheet and place it in a preheated oven to 375°F to keep it hot and crispy while the remaining shrimp are cooked. 
  • Once all of the shrimp are cooked, pour the sauce over the shrimp and gently coat. (TIP: The sauce may be poured over the shrimp in the baking sheet or in a bowl.)
  • Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 310mg 103%
Sodium 1475mg 61%
Potassium 175mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 17.3%
Calcium 21%
Iron 18.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 20 Comments
  • JeanneL 05/28/2019, 9:41 pm Link Reply

    Delicious and easy to make! I can see using this recipe for fried shrimp and serving it plain or with another sauce. It is a simple and versatile technique I will use again.

    • Valentina's Corner 05/29/2019, 8:51 pm Link Reply

      Yes, JeanneL. This recipe is so versatile and so easy to prepare. Stop back and visit our online home again. 🙂

  • Anna 05/18/2019, 3:45 pm Link Reply

    Bang bang shrimps and Prosecco – best brunch EVER!!! So yummy, want to repeat it again right away. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/18/2019, 9:01 pm Link Reply

      A wonderful combination!!. Do stop back and visit our online home again and try something else. 🙂

  • TD-ND 03/10/2019, 12:45 am Link Reply

    wow, this looks so good. I need to serve bang bang shrimp for our next hosting party.

    • Valentina's Corner 03/10/2019, 1:04 pm Link Reply

      You really do need to try this. Everyone will rave and ask for the recipe. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Kat 03/09/2019, 4:00 pm Link Reply

    I love bang bang shrimp! It’s my favorite appetizer at Bonefish. I need to try making these at home next time…I bet they taste even better 🙂

    • Valentina's Corner 03/11/2019, 12:39 am Link Reply

      Yes! This is my favorite appetizer at Bonefish as well. I love that it’s so easy and can be made at home. So good!

  • Julia Frey 03/09/2019, 5:43 am Link Reply

    I’ve never tried the original Bang Bang Shrimp but your recipe looks so delicious I am sure it beats the restaurant version!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/09/2019, 1:30 pm Link Reply

      Oh, Julia. This shrimp is literally mouthwatering delicious. I just love how easy it is to make. Restaurant quality food from the comfort of home. :)..

  • Dina 03/08/2019, 4:59 pm Link Reply

    Seriously drooling over here!! Ever since I tried bang bang shrimp from bonefish grill I have always wanted to make a copycat recipe at home, this one looks like a WINNER Valentina! My husband is going to love this!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/08/2019, 11:00 pm Link Reply

      I had the same reaction to the recipe when I tried it for the first time too, Dina. This copycat version is a keeper recipe. 🙂

  • ND 03/07/2019, 9:21 am Link Reply

    Valentina, you outdid your self, thanks for sharing the recipes for Bang Bang Shrimp! My son is a huge fan of shrimp and he will be trilled to try this. Thanks again!

    • Valentina's Corner 03/07/2019, 5:16 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much. This recipe is definitely a favorite of ours, for sure. So easy and SOO GOOD!

  • Bryan Emerson 03/03/2019, 3:47 pm Link Reply

    You say to use chili sauce but all the other copy cat recipes for this shrimp say sweet chili sauce. Which is it?

    • Valentina's Corner 03/03/2019, 6:23 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for catching that, Bryan. The recipe is updated. Enjoy!

  • Valentina's Corner 01/21/2019, 12:11 pm Link Reply

    Thanks, Lia! I’m so glad you liked the Bang Bang Shrimp. It truly is an awesome appetizer for parties. 🙂

  • Lynnette 01/20/2019, 10:28 pm Link Reply

    This is one great recipe! Love the how all the simple ingredients come together to form a perfect appetizer! Thanks for sharing!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/21/2019, 12:14 pm Link Reply

      This fried shrimp recipe truly is a favorite. Thanks for visiting our online home. 🙂

  • Valentina's Corner 01/17/2019, 11:57 pm Link Reply

    Thank you, Ellie. I hope you love the shrimp recipe. <3

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