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Bang Bang Shrimp

This bang bang shrimp is an easy-to-make and addictive recipe that will surely be a hit for any party or get-together. Sweet, spicy, and creamy bang bang sauce served over crispy and juicy fried shrimps makes a perfect snack or an incredibly delicious appetizer.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: bang bang shrimp, easy bang bang shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp bang bang sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


For the Shrimp:

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 large egg beaten

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet chili sauce


  • 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.
  • Coat all the shrimps and let them rest for 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • It’s best to consume BANG BANG SHRIMP immediately. However, you can store the leftover fried shrimps and bang bang sauce separately in an air-tight container for 3-4 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.
  • Freezing is not recommended.
  • This bang bang shrimp recipe is extremely versatile; you can serve it as an appetizer with bang bang sauce on the side OR you can fill the shrimp with crunchy veggies in tacos and drizzle bang bang sauce over them OR you can toss the shrimp and sauce with your favorite pasta OR just serve them over rice for a perfect quick meal.
  • You can use 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning instead of old bay seasoning if you want.
  • Make sure the oil is at an appropriate temperature. 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. Keep in mind that cooking time might 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.
  • You can use fresh or frozen shrimps (defrosted and dried). If using frozen shrimp just make sure that they are not precooked.
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 241mg80%
Sodium 903mg39%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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