Bang Bang Shrimp is coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden brown is topped with a spicy and tangy chili mayo sauce.
I don’t know who came up with the recipe for Bang Bang shrimp first , but God bless them. Because it’s good.
I found this recipe floating around the web a few months ago. Only later did I discover that it’s a copy cat recipe for a very popular appetizer at Bonefish Grill.
Double battering the shrimp ensures a super crispy coating. And the sauce is creamy, tangy, and spicy. According to The Husband, it was the best thing I have ever fried.
I have never eaten at Bonefish Grill, so I can’t say for sure that this recipe tastes just like the original. But honestly, who cares? It’s amazing. Just make it.
More shrimp recipes:
- 10-Minute Easy Shrimp Scampi
- Grilled Shrimp Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
- Spicy Grilled Shrimp on Polenta
- Shrimp Bisque with Spicy Croutons
- Shrimp Risotto
Bang Bang Shrimp
For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2-4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce such as Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
For the shrimp:
- 1 lb. medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 2-4 cups vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, combine egg and milk. Add shrimp and stir to coat.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, breadcrumbs, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and basil. Pour half of the bread coating into a large resealable plastic bag. Add shrimp, seal bag, and shake until shrimp is thoroughly coated.
- Return shrimp to the egg mixture; coat. Pour the second half of the breading into the plastic bag. Add shrimp and shake until thoroughly coated.
- Refrigerate shrimp for 20 minutes to ensure the coating adheres to the shrimp.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add shrimp and fry, turning halfway through, until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.
- Remove shrimp from oil and place on paper towels to drain.
- Drizzle sauce over the shrimp or serve alongside as a dipping sauce.
Great! Glad to have you!
I LOVE this shrimp at Bonefish Grill! Your photo is magical! I’m a new email subscriber 🙂
Oh, that’s a great idea pairing it with peanut sauce! I bet it was good. I’m glad it was a success. Thanks for coming back and sharing.
I tried it with chicken just now and paired it with a randomly made peanut sauce. Let me just say that it is absolutely fantastic! Great recipe! Thank you so much for this 😀
Panko must have made them crunchy! Looks very appetizing. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
This will be another treat i will make for my husband. He adores shrimps and shrimp dishes. This looks lovely indeed!
Yes, I think this would work very well with chicken. If the coating starts to brown too fast, adjust your heat.
Would I be able to substitute chicken for this? I feel like the coating would brown faster than the chicken would cook…Any suggestions for a college student strapped for cash but still looking for a lot of flavour?
I actually had the same idea. I plan on trying the coating out on chicken strips sometime soon. I think it would be perfect!
This sounds amazing… I wonder how it would be with chicken instead.. my husband doesn’t do shrimp lol. — formerly Heels and Meals