Bang Bang Shrimp

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4
Bang Bang Shrimp

This simple Bang Bang Shrimp recipe combines spicy, creamy sauce with delicious, crispy shrimp. It can be served as the main meal or as an easy appetizer.


  • 1 pound medium-large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2-4 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • Scallions or Chives for garnish
  • Black sesame seeds for garnish


Recipe instructions Bang Bang Shrimp

  1. Step 1

    Stir together the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha in a big bowl. Add less or more Sriracha depending on how spicy you'd like your shrimp. The spiciness affects the sauce's darkness too.

  2. Step 2

    Toss the shrimp with buttermilk in another large mixing bowl. Once coated, drain them in a colander.

  3. Step 3

    Put the cornstarch in a shallow dish or pie plate and toss the damp shrimp in it.

  4. Step 4

    Heat 2-3 inches of canola oil in a heavy skillet until it reaches 350-370 degrees F (180-190 degrees C). Use a thermometer to check the oil temperature.

  5. Step 5

    Take the shrimp out of the cornstarch and remove any extra powder.

  6. Step 6

    Fry the shrimp in small groups, being cautious not to pack the pan, until they are slightly browned, for around 1-2 minutes per side based on their size.

  7. Step 7

    Take the shrimp out of the hot oil and put them on a wire rack over a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Let them drip for 1-2 minutes before adding them to the hot shrimp with bang bang sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 397
Fat: 23 g
Carbs: 28 g
Protein: 17 g