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Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

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Make one of the yummiest restaurant appetizers at home! This Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe has the perfect fried batter crust and a sweet chili sauce drizzle! For more great finger food see my Appetizers page.

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Have you ever tried a spicy Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer? Well, let me tell you they are delish. I’ve lived in Florida for the majority of my life and loved going to Bonefish Grill restaurant for a monthly fix of some Bang Bang shrimp!

We haven’t had this dish in a while so last night we tried this recipe sent to me by my father-in-law. This recipe is pretty darn close to the real thing.

We loved the crust the cornstarch makes on the shrimp, it’s definitely coastal seafood restaurant quality, with a light crunchy coating. It is the best southern fried shrimp batter I have ever tried.

The shrimp came out perfect! Add the sriracha drizzle and it is a perfect match to Bonefish’s bang bang shrimp recipe.

Even if you haven’t tried Bonefish’s version I know this recipe will become a family favorite. It can be a little spicy for young children so serve it without the sauce for dipping for them.

There is a lot going on in this recipe so let’s get started.

Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise 
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 4-5 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce to taste

To Fry the Shrimp

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil or fryer
  • Green onions, chopped, for garnish

Instructions:

For the sauce: Combine mayonnaise, honey, Thai Sweet Chili sauce, Sriracha sauce and set aside.

To Fry the Shrimp:

  • Mix the egg and buttermilk together with a whisk.
  • Soak the shrimp in the egg/buttermilk mixture for 20 min.
  • Combine flour, corn starch, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a dredging plate or low casserole dish.
  • Dredge shrimp in flour mixture and drop in hot oil, fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place the shrimp on layers of paper towels to drain.
  • Place a pile of shrimp in a bowl and drizzle it with the sauce or place a few spoonfuls of sauce in large bowl and gently toss with shrimp until coated.
  • Top with onions and serve alone or with rice.

MAKE AHEAD: Place them in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

FREEZER: Not recommended. It can be done but quality will be less than great if it was previously frozen.

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Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Copy of the infamous Bonefish Grill Spicy Bang Bang Shrimp. Fantastic Southern fried shrimp batter with cornstarch!
Kim
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 521

Ingredients

  • 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
For the Sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 4-5 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce to taste
For the Shrimp
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil or fryer
  • green onion, chopped

Instructions

For the sauce:

  • Combine mayonnaise, honey, Thai Sweet Chili sauce, Sriracha sauce and set aside.

To Fry the Shrimp:

  • Mix the egg and buttermilk together with a whisk.
  • Soak shrimp in the egg/buttermilk mixture for 20 min.
  • Combine flour, corn starch, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a dredging plate or low casserole dish.
  • Dredge shrimp in flour mixture and drop in hot oil, fry for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Place the shrimp on layers of paper towels to drain.
  • Place a pile of shrimp in a bowl and drizzle it with the sauce or place a few spoonfuls of sauce in large bowl and gently toss with shrimp until coated.
  • Top with onions and serve alone or with rice.

NOTES

Make the shrimp in a frying pan with oil, or an electric fryer. 

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 314mg | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

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5 Comments

  1. I love Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish! We don’t have one really close to us, so I don’t get it that often. I will definitely be trying this copy cat recipe very soon! Pinned. Thanks so much for sharing :) Visiting from the Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop :)

  2. We eat at Bonefish and love their Bang Bang Shrimp. I can’t wait to try this … thanks for sharing it!

  3. Looks so delicious, Kim! We have a Bonefish in our area and we have ate there once before. I didn’t try the shrimp. Glad to know I can now make it at home. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

  4. Oh yum! I’m pinning! Thank you!

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