Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp (Copycat)

Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.

Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp is a recipe that in no way is authentic to another cuisine, but it is definitely a delicious appetizer and hands down the most popular item on the menu. When we go to the Bonefish Grill we actually order two of these appetizers to prevent fighting over them.

It actually reminds me of the Panda Express Crispy Honey Shrimp with Walnuts entree I did a recipe for last year. The main ingredients at play here are mayo, a very specific Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha. Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.

I’ve read countless versions of the recipes online for this Bang Bang Shrimp and came across a post where a reader said he worked for the chain and that they would soak the shrimp in buttermilk before breading. This made total sense to me because most of the recipes I’d seen didn’t have enough body in the coating to be like the original.

I’d also caution you to use the right brand of sweet chili sauce as that is authentic to the recipe as well.  A friend who used to work at the restaurant confirmed the brand of sweet chili sauce used in the recipe.

Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.

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Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.

Tools used in the making of this Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp:
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce: The authentic sauce used in the Bonefish Grill kitchen, if you don’t want to order it online, it is widely distributed in Asian grocery stores.
Sriracha: The king of chili garlic sauces, always keep this in your kitchen.
Dutch Oven: Perfect for deep frying, inexpensive pot and will last you for years.
Oil Thermometer: Keeping the oil at the right temperature will ensure you don’t burn the shrimp or have soggy shrimp by frying too hot or too cold.S
Shrimp Deveiner: If you love cooking with shrimp you will love this tool, it makes cleaning shrimp a hundred times easier!

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Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.
Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • canola oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha and stir.
  • In a second bowl add the shrimp and buttermilk and stir to coat all the shrimp.
  • Remove from the buttermilk and let excess liquid drain away.
  • Coat the shrimp in cornstarch.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan add 2-3 inches of canola oil and heat to 375 degrees
  • Fry the shrimp until lightly brown, 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Once fried coat with the sauce and serve immediately.

Notes

Adapted from food.com

Nutrition

Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 300mg | Sodium: 1099mg | Potassium: 131mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Keyword: Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp (Copycat)

Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.

Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.
Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.
Bang Bang Shrimp from the Bonefish Grill is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy with just a few ingredients and tastes just like the most popular appetizer on the menu.

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Disappointed. I made this as an app for a party. It tastes nothing like Bonefish’s bang bang shrimp. Sauce was too mayonnaisey and not spicy. Shrimp breading did not get the shrimp as crisp. Taste was not great. Would not make again.

  2. Did just like the recipe called for and turned out delicious for a home cooked meal:) Will be a definite do over 🙂

  3. Delicious! I also use a little extra sriracha for more heat. I have made this recipe several times and it’s always a big hit with the family! Last night I was out of cornstarch and used flour in its place. Still turned out delicious.

  4. Delicious! I use a little extra sriracha for a little more heat. I have made this recipe several times and it’s always a big hit with the family!

  5. I have made this twice now and it’s just fabulous. Perfect amount of spice and sweetness from the sriracha and chili sauce, very tasty and super crunchy.

  6. I thought the mayonnaise flavor was a little, not a lot, a little overstated. I’d like to find a replacement for maybe 1/4 of the mayonnaise without changing the consistency. Additionally, I doubled the Sriracha and will probably add even more the next time I make this.

  7. First, my wife and I love Bang Bang shrimp from Bonefish. This recipe is really good. It tastes a lot like the Bonefish version. Instead of 1/4 tsp of siracha (stores were out), I put about 4 tbsp of a Thai garlic sauce which I’d say is comparable to siracha. I honestly could’ve added 5-6 tbsp and kicked up the spice a notch but my wife is breastfeeding atm. I also added a little shot more of Thai chili bc I added more Thai garlic. She wanted hers sweeter so she added even more Thai chili sauce. Either way, you can always add to the sauce after tasting it. Garnished with green onions and ate right out the fryer pretty much. Highly recommend this recipe.

  8. Recipe was awesome. I think the difference between this a bone fish is they dip the fried shrimp in the sweet thia chili and then top with a Sriracha and mayo mix

  9. I’ve never eaten the original Bonefish Grill version of this but I have had versions at Shiner Palace Saloon and Pacific Coast Tacos, and this recipe is great!!! I’ve made it twice with chicken (to accommodate a shrimp allergy) and shrimp and today I used the sauce and green onions on tatertots as a side. Super good! The sauce is a fridge staple now. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is our go to recipe. We make the recipe as written and serve it on a salad with an martini on the side. Better than any restaurant and much cheaper. Thank you for the recipe!

  11. This recipe is very good and easy to follow. The only reason I’m giving 3 stars instead of 5 is because 1/4 tsp is not even in the ballpark of being enough and not even close to the amount of heat from the Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp. So I followed the recipe as written except I added wayyy more sriracha. I didn’t measure, added it to taste but it it was probably about 3-4 tbs. I don’t like super spicy and that worked for me.

  12. We just used this recipe and we loved them. The flavor and consistency was great. I actually used a bag of cooked deveined shrimp so the shrimp wasnt raw. They came out crispy. Once we coated them in sauce yes naturally they have sauce on them. I read other reviews. When we get them from Bonefish they aren’t dry. They do have sauce on them so I’m confused about other reviews. Bonefish puts so much sauce in fact that there is some sauce to eat with the bed of greens they are served with. If you don’t want them saturated in sauce then you can simply drizzle the amazing sauce over the crispy shrimp. Great recipe! We loved it. Thank you!

  13. Very bad recipe, the cornstarch was clumping and made the shrimp taste horrible. Further inquiry to the actual bonefish recipe proves that this recipe is nothing like the original. The title is purely clickbait, do not try this recipe you will ruin expensive shrimp!!!!

  14. Hi
    Thanks for the recipe.

    I made the dish and although the flavor is there, the shrimp are wet from the sauce being applied after frying, whereas when you have them at Bonefish Grill the coating sauce is obviously fried and crunchy when complete.

    Can you provide some insight please? Maybe they need to be fried after sauce is applied.
    Thank you.

    1. Don’t ever fry after saucing! There are a lot of good reads on cooking for beginners online. The do’s and don’t do’s and why not to should be things to focus on. It it the best thing to get basic knowledge for all aspects of cooking or baking or anything. You will be able to apply it to everything and will feel more comfortable experimenting with other recipes or creating your own. Good luck!

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