This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe is a copycat of Bonefish Grill’s dish. It’s easy to make, and you can serve it as an appetizer or main dish.
This recipe costs about $9.92 and makes 4 servings. That is just $2.48 per serving.
Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp
Bonefish Grill Bang Bang shrimp is a favorite appetizer that is too good to wait to eat when you go to the restaurant. Or maybe you don’t have a restaurant close by; you shouldn’t have to go without this shrimp either!
I personally like serving this shrimp over a bed of brown rice as a main dish. You can also serve the shrimp as tacos with some shredded cabbage.
This dish has a sweet and spicy creamy sauce that covers the crispy pieces of shrimp. The shrimp is coated in buttermilk and cornstarch and then fried for a few minutes to get that crispy crunch.
With just a few ingredients, you can enjoy this shrimp any time of the year.
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How many shrimp are in Bang Bang shrimp?
Typically there are around 40 pieces of shrimp per pound if you are using medium shrimp. When using large shrimp, you would have about 30 pieces of shrimp per pound.
What is bang bang sauce made of?
Bang Bang Sauce is a delicious creamy sauce that is poured on shrimp. The sauce is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. The sauce is made of mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha sauce, and honey.
Why is it called Bang Bang shrimp?
This dish gets its name from the kick of Sriracha and chili sauce used in the sauce to give the sauce a spicy taste.
How to make Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe:
STEP ONE: First, peel and devein shrimp, and remove the tail. See this post for a tutorial on How to Peel and Devein the shrimp.
STEP TWO: Next, place the shrimp in a large mixing bowl and cover with buttermilk. In another bowl, mix the cornstarch, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
STEP THREE: Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk and coat it in the cornstarch mixture. Shake off any excess coating.
STEP FOUR: Then, fry the shrimp for 3-5 minutes. Place shrimp on a paper towel-lined plate.
STEP FIVE: Finally, make the dipping sauce. Serve the shrimp immediately.
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
- Mixing spoon
How much will this recipe cost to make:
RECIPE COST: $9.92
PER SERVING COST: $2.48
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- 1 pound medium shrimp – $6.97
- 3/4 cup buttermilk – $0.45
- 3/4 cup cornstarch – $0.30
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder – $0.03
- 1 teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper – $0.03
- 3 cups vegetable oil – $1.44
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise – $0.40
- 2 Tablespoon Sriracha – $0.04
- 1 Tablespoon honey – $0.17
- 1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce – $0.08
How Long Is It Good For:
SERVE: You can keep the shrimp at room temperature for up to 2 hours before it will need to be stored in the refrigerator.
STORE: Keep leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 days. To reheat, place the shrimp on a baking sheet and put them in a 350 degree F oven. Cook until they’re heated through, about 5-8 minutes.
FREEZE: Once the shrimp are cooled, place them in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 4 months. To reheat, place the shrimp on a baking sheet and put them in a 350 degree F oven. Cook until they’re heated through, about 10-12 minutes.
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Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
BANG BANG SHRIMP:
- 1 pound medium shrimp
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ¾ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups oil vegetable oil
BANG BANG SHRIMP SAUCE:
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise
- 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- 6 cups cooked brown rice
- Chives chopped for garnish
- Red cabbage chopped for garnish
- Peel and devein shrimp, and remove the tail.
- Heat oil in a deep skillet until it reaches 375 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
- Add the shrimp to a large mixing bowl and cover the shrimp with buttermilk; set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine cornstarch, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk and shake off the excess.
- Coat the shrimp in cornstarch and shake off excess coating.
- Once the oil has come up to temperature, carefully add the shrimp.
- Fry for 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp is a light golden brown color.
- Remove the shrimp from the oil and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
MAKE DIPPING SAUCE:
- In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, sriracha, honey, and sweet chili sauce.
- Serve the shrimp immediately on their own or over a bed of cooked brown rice.
- Garnish with fresh chopped chives or red cabbage (both optional).