Bang Bang Shrimp

Perfect Bang Bang Shrimp – an easy, quick, and delicious meal ready in under 30 minutes. Featuring crispy shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce.

Bang Bang Shrimp over white rice in a bowl, showcasing the crispy shrimp topped with spicy, creamy sauce

Indulge in the irresistibly crispy and tantalizing Bang Bang Shrimp, a guaranteed showstopper of a dish. Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s an ideal choice for a quick yet impressive weeknight dinner or a romantic date-night delight. This recipe artfully combines succulent shrimp with a spicy, creamy sauce, striking a perfect harmony of flavors that dance on your palate. Whether you’re looking for a speedy meal or a special treat, this homemade Bang Bang Shrimp is sure to satisfy.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Bang Bang Shrimp recipe displayed in separate bowls, including fresh shrimp, sauces, and spices, ready for cooking

For the Shrimp

  • 1 lb large shrimp: Fresh, peeled, and deveined for the best taste.
  • 1 cup cornstarch: Provides a light, crisp coating.
  • Vegetable oil: For frying, ensuring a golden crispness.
  • Salt and pepper: For seasoning the shrimp.

For the Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise: The creamy base of the sauce.
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce: Adds a sweet and tangy flavor.
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar: Brings a subtle acidity.
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce: Adjust to your spice preference.
  • 1 tsp sugar: Balances the heat and tang.

For Garnish

  • Sliced green onions and diced tomatoes: Add freshness and color.

Substitutions

  • Mayonnaise: Use Greek yogurt for a healthier option.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: Honey mixed with chili flakes can substitute.
  • Cornstarch: All-purpose flour or a gluten-free alternative can be used.
Bang Bang Shrimp over white rice in a bowl, showcasing the crispy shrimp topped with spicy, creamy sauce

Chef’s Tips

  • Shrimp Size: Larger shrimp work best for a meatier bite.
  • Oil Temperature: Ensure oil is at the right temperature (350°F) for even cooking.
  • Sauce Consistency: Adjust thickness by adding more mayo or chili sauce.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Shrimp: Heat oil, season shrimp, and coat with cornstarch.
  2. Frying: Fry in batches until golden, then drain on paper towels.
  3. Sauce: Whisk sauce ingredients, adjust flavor to taste.
  4. Combine: Toss shrimp in sauce, garnish with onions and tomatoes.

Storing and Reheating

  • Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Reheating: Briefly in the oven or air fryer for crispiness.
Bang Bang Shrimp over white rice in a bowl, showcasing the crispy shrimp topped with spicy, creamy sauce

FAQs

Can I bake the shrimp instead of frying?

Yes, bake at 400°F until crispy, approximately 8-10 minutes.

Is there a vegan alternative for this recipe?

Try using cauliflower or tofu instead of shrimp.

How can I make this dish gluten-free?

Use a gluten-free flour blend or cornstarch for coating.

Can I make the sauce ahead of time?

Absolutely, the sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Is this dish spicy?

The spice level is adjustable with the amount of sriracha used.

Bang Bang Shrimp over white rice in a bowl, showcasing the crispy shrimp topped with spicy, creamy sauce

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Bang Bang Shrimp

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Perfect Bang Bang Shrimp – an easy, quick, and delicious meal ready in under 30 minutes. Featuring crispy shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce.
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 430 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Shrimp

  • 1 lbs. large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce adjust for spice level
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For Garnish

  • Sliced green onions
  • Diced tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a deep pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Dredge the shrimp in the cornstarch, making sure they’re evenly coated.
  • Fry the coated shrimp in batches until they are golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Place the fried shrimp on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  • While the shrimp is cooking, dice your tomatoes and slice your green onions.
  • Prepare the Bang Bang Sauce. In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha sauce, and sugar. Taste and adjust the spice level with more sriracha if needed. Set the sauce aside.
  • In a large bowl, drizzle the crispy shrimp with the prepared Bang Bang Sauce. Toss the shrimp to coat them evenly with the sauce.
  • Garnish the Bang Bang Shrimp with chopped green onions and tomatoes.
  • Serve your homemade Bang Bang Shrimp as an appetizer or over a bed of white rice or fresh lettuce.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 16gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 1008mgPotassium: 136mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutrition values are estimates, for exact values consult a nutritionist.

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