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Bang Bang Shrimp (+Sauce)

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Juicy fried shrimps served with sweet, spicy, and creamy bang bang sauce makes a delicious appetizer or main dish. The perfect Chinese appetizer, party food or family dinner.

shrimp covered in bang bang sauce and garnish

My family loves seafood and Chinese takeout. This easy recipe combines both with crispy, fried shrimp and an amazing Bonefish Grill-inspired Bang Bang Sauce.

shrimp ingredients

ingredients for crispy bang bang shrimp, including pepper, old bay, egg wash, panko and flour
  • shrimp– small or medium shrimp are recommended
  • panko bread crumbs– give extra crispiness to the coated shrimp
  • flour– all-purpose flour is recommended for this recipe
  • Old Bay Seasoning– Old Bay seasoning is recommended, but you may use cajun seasoning instead

sauce ingredients

This spicy/creamy sauce is made with Sriracha, sweet chili sauce and mayonnaise.

bang bang sauce ingredients, including chili sauce, mayo and sriracha

step by step instructions

Follow these easy steps to make crispy fried shrimp with bang bang sauce.

how to make bang bang shrimp sauce

To make this bang bang sauce, gather your Sriracha, mayo, and sweet chili sauce.

Combine and whisk. Voila! The easiest bang bang shrimp sauce, ever!

tips

  • Oil temperature should be between 350-375 degrees F. Too hot and the shrimp might burn and overcook; too cold and the shrimps might absorb excess oil and become greasy.
  • Prefer using small or medium-sized shrimp in the recipe.
  • Time may vary depending on the size of the shrimp so, watch your shrimp carefully as they cook and take them out from the oil as soon as they turn golden brown.
hand holding a shrimp covered in creamy, spicy bang bang sauce

faq

can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

You can use fresh or frozen shrimps (defrosted and patted dry). If using frozen shrimp just make sure that they are not precooked.

leftovers

  • It’s best to consume shrimp immediately. However, you can store the leftover fried shrimps and bang bang sauce separately in an air-tight container for 2 days in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat, warm the shrimps gently in the microwave in 30-sec intervals; make sure not to overcook.
  • Freezing is not recommended.
two plates of shrimp with bang bang sauce

what to serve with bang bang shrimp

This bang bang shrimp recipe is extremely versatile.

  • Serve it as an appetizer with bang bang sauce on the side
  • make shrimp tacos with coleslaw
  • serve them over rice for a perfect quick meal
crispy shrimp with bang bang sauce on top

Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp coated in Old Bay and panko bread crumbs and fried until crisp, served with creamy, tangy Bang Bang Sauce. The perfect Asian-inspired recipe in under 30 minutes.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 497kcal
Author: Amber

Ingredients

bang bang sauce

Instructions

  • In a large bowl season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Place all-purpose flour, beaten egg, and Panko bread crumbs in three separate bowls. Mix old bay seasoning into the panko.
  • Working with one shrimp at a time, dip the shrimp in the flour, shake off the excess flour then dip it in the egg and then coat it in the bread crumbs, repeat the process for a second time to make it extra crunchy.
  • In a pan fill oil (about 2 -2 ½ inches deep) and heat to around 375 F. Place 9-10 pieces of shrimp in the hot oil and fry the shrimps on medium flame until crisp, golden, and evenly cooked from inside (about 2-3 minutes). Just make sure not to overcook as that might turn shrimp rubbery and chewy.
  • Remove the shrimps from the oil and drain the excess oil using a paper towel.

bang bang sauce

  • Next, mix all the ingredients under bang bang sauce.
  • Garnish hot crispy shrimps with chopped cilantro and serve with bang bang sauce on the side OR pour the sauce over the fried shrimps and toss properly.

Notes

  • It’s best to consume shrimp immediately.
  • store the leftover fried shrimps and bang bang sauce separately in an air-tight container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. (Do not coat it with sauce while storing).
  • To reheat, warm the shrimps gently in the microwave in 30-sec intervals; make sure not to overcook.

Nutrition

Calories: 497kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 901mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 3mg

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