Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp tastes just like the popular appetizer at Bonefish Grill and it’s so easy to make at home. Bang Bang Shrimp are creamy and both sweet and spicy. These shrimp are so hard to stop eating!

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

 

Bonefish Grill has two of my all time favorite shrimp appetizers. Saucy Shrimp and Bang Bang Shrimp. It’s a toss up which one is my favorite. They are both so good!

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Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

 

Fresh shrimp are tossed with buttermilk and then coated in cornstarch. In batches, they are fried in oil. I use vegetable oil. They only take a few minutes to fry. Then toss them in a mixture of mayonnaise, chili sauce, and Sriracha sauce. It sounds like a strange combination, but these shrimp are truly fantastic.

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp (Bonefish Grill copycat)

 

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Products Used For This Recipe:

Sweet Chili Sauce– You should be able to find several different brands in the Asian section of your grocery store. If not, you can order some online.

Sriracha Sauce– Helps balance the sweetness of the Sweet Chili Sauce. Find it at the grocery store or order it online.

Stainless Steel Spider Strainer– perfect for all your deep frying!

Deep Frying Thermometer helps you keep the temperature just right for frying.

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Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp
Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp tastes just like the popular appetizer at Bonefish Grill and it's so easy to make at home. Bang Bang Shrimp are creamy and both sweet and spicy. These shrimp are so hard to stop eating!

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6
Ingredients
Sauce
Shrimp
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • chopped chives for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.

  2. Place about 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven. Heat to 375 degrees.

  3. While oil is heating, combine shrimp and buttermilk in a medium bowl. Place cornstarch in a zip top bag. Remove shrimp from bowl, shaking off any excess buttermilk and place in bag with cornstarch. Shake to coat. Remove shrimp from cornstarch.

  4. Fry shrimp in batches. Only cook for about 1 minute per side. The coating will not get very brown, so be careful not to overcook them thinking they are not done.

  5. Place cooked shrimp on a paper towel-lined plate. Once all shrimp are fried, place them in a bowl and drizzle sauce on top. Toss to coat. Note: You may not want to add all the sauce. I like to reserve some for dipping.

  6. Sprinkle with chives if desired and serve with rice.


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5 thoughts on “Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp

  1. Amateur recipe with too much water in the batter. No adherence to the shrimp what-so-ever. It will be shrimp and batter separately while frying…not the combined effect as expected.

  2. I made this. Only change I made was I added a little more chili sauce and sriracha, as the mayo tasted a little strong to me. Couldn’t get enough of this. Will definitely be making this again and again. It is so gooood!!

  3. Just made this with my own home made sweet chili sauce (since I didn’t have any) and this turned out incredible. The wife and kids loved it, maybe even a little more than Bonefish’s. Thank you!!

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