Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp (Copycat)

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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.

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!

Recipe

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Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp

4.97 from 90 votes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Course: Main
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
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.

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

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

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

  7. Once fried coat with the sauce and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from food.com

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Amount per serving: 413 calories, Calories: 413g, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 300mg, Sodium: 1099mg, Potassium: 131mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 70g, Vitamin C: 4.6g, Calcium: 199g, Iron: 2.6g

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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.

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.

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  1. Hello made the shrimp tonight and it was a success! The only thing that might make it better would be knowing where to get one size of shrimp above baby shrimp. I bought what the market had and these were the smallest but they were not close to baby shrimp size. Do I need to go to a seafood market? BTW had to add Siracha to the mix, wasn’t nearly enough and believe me, I don’t like breathing fire.

  2. Soooooo good! We added a lot more Sriracha but starting off with a little and adding more to your taste is how it should be done so you can adjust it to your liking. No complaints- this was awesome and simple!

  3. I made this last night for my son’s 30th birthday. I’ve never had the original and do not eat spicy foods. This turned out amazing! I love that the shrimp were crunchy, and tasty even before I added the sauce. The sauce had a kick, but tolerable. Everyone enjoyed it. Will make this again. Thank you!

  4. I’ve made this 3 times and can’t wait to make it again! My only comment is that I cut the Mayo and sweet chili sauce in half and it’s still plenty to coat the shrimp perfectly.

    1. This is the one I use in air fryer not as crispy as this recipe
      Ingredients
      ½ cup mayonnaise
      ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
      ½ teaspoon Sriracha
      1 tablespoon honey
      1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail removed
      1 cup all-purpose flour
      1 cup buttermilk
      1 cup panko
      nonstick cooking spray
      Instructions
      Preheat the air fryer to 380°F and spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray.

      In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, and honey. Mix well and set aside.
      Set out three bowls. In one bowl, add flour. In the second bowl, pour in the buttermilk. In the third bowl, add panko.

      With each piece of shrimp, first, dredge in the flour. Then, dip the shrimp in the buttermilk, and finally, coat with the panko. Gently press the panko into the shrimp to set the final coat.

      Place the coated shrimp in the basket of an air fryer and spray the tops of the shrimp with nonstick cooking spray. Cook for 6 minutes. Then, using tongs, flip the shrimp over and cook for another 6 minutes, or until golden brown.

      Remove the air fried shrimp and coat with the bang bang sauce. Serve immediately

  5. One of the best copycat recipes and so easy to make! I also had some scallops and they were just as good. I only added a little more Thai sauce and sriracha. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe. I will be making this again and again!

  6. OMG!
    These Shrimp are delicious!
    And so easy to make.
    I think they are every but as good as Bonefish Grill.

    I will definitely be making these again.

  7. I posted my comment before, but it looks like it might have been deleted. Anyway, I made this two days ago for one of my Christmas Dinner appetizers. We tasted the sauce before I put it on the shrimp. Good thing. I doubled the recipe, but there was very little taste of sriracha at all. We added much more sriracha and also hot sauce to make it spicy. We also added the requested Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. After the additional spicy sauces, everyone loved the dish.

  8. I made this recipe yesterday as one of my appetizers for Christmas dinner. We tasted the sauce before coating the shrimp”. We all agreed it was super bland. We added a lot more Sriracha and finally got the sauce to have a little kick. Most of us do not really care for super spicy or hot foods, , it was really good.

  9. I’m sorry but I tried this recipe last night and it tasted nothing like Bone Fish Bang Bang Shrimp. My family Loves Bone Fish Bang Bang Shrimp and we could not eat what I made following this recipe to a tee. So sorry for the poor review.

    1. I both worked at bonefish as a line cook and use this recipe once per year around the holidays, it’s almost an exact duplicate minus a couple minor bells and whistles. We also didn’t soak the shrimp overnight in buttermilk but it’s a countrywide chain at this point now so it could vary based on the head cook and his training.

      I would say something in your process was missed if it turned out bad. The bang bang shrimp is the most basic recipe we had on the menu and we couldn’t even supply enough of it due to demand and how good it is.

      This recipe isn’t 100% accurate, but it’s very close and really good.

      Try the recipe one more time and make sure to use a sweet Thai chili sauce you know you like, because the sauce is everything with this dish.

  10. FANTASTIC!!!! For our 30th wedding anniversary-my husband and I decided to recreate some of our favorite restaurant date night dishes. This one nailed it perfectly!!! Thank you!!!!

  11. I’ve never tried the bone fish version but this recipe is amazing. My husband even said this was his favorite meal I’ve made. Already made it twice, definitely going in my weekly rotation