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.

Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

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4.89 from 9 votes
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 Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large shrimp, deveined & peeled

Milk mixture-

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

Flour mixture-

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

Calories: 523kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 26gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 310mgSodium: 1475mgPotassium: 175mgSugar: 2gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 14.3mgCalcium: 210mgIron: 3.3mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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