Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp


This bang bang shrimp recipe tastes just like the appetizer at Bonefish Grill! The creamy sauce is sweet and spicy with just the right amount of kick!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

You don't have to leave the house to have a crave-worthy shrimp appetizer! This copycat Bang Bang Shrimp recipe, inspired by the iconic Bonefish Grill dish, is surprisingly easy to make at home.

What Is Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp is the name of a popular menu item at Bonefish Grill. According to the restaurant's menu, it's "crispy shrimp tossed in our signature creamy, spicy sauce." This recipe replicates the appetizer's crispy, decadent, spicy deliciousness with carefully chosen ingredients like cornstarch and hot chili sauce.

Bang Bang Shrimp Ingredients

Here's what you'll need to make copycat Bang Bang Shrimp in the comfort of your own kitchen:

This Bang Bang Shrimp recipe starts with mayonnaise, which gives the dish creaminess and tang.

Spicy Sauces
Bring the sweet and savory heat with Thai-style sweet chili sauce and sriracha hot chili sauce.

What makes Bang Bang Shrimp so wonderfully crispy? The shrimp is coated in cornstarch before it's fried.

You'll need about one pound of peeled and deveined medium shrimp for this recipe.

You can use any oil suitable for frying to make this recipe. Peanut oil is a popular choice for fried shrimp.

Lettuce Leaves
Serve the Bang Bang Shrimp on lettuce leaves for a stunning presentation rivaling your favorite restaurant.

Green Onions
Garnish with chopped green onions for a pop of flavor and color.

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp

overhead of Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp recipe served on a bed of greens
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You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's what you can expect when you make this copycat Bang Bang Shrimp:

Fry the shrimp until it's lightly browned and no longer transparent in the center. Put the fried shrimp in a bowl and coat with a mixture of mayonnaise and spicy sauces. Serve the Bang Bang Shrimp on lettuce leaves and garnish with green onions.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"This was, by far, the most popular new recipe I've tried this year," raves Shawne Baines. "Everyone loved it. Simple and delicious. We've made it twice now."

"I make this all the time after finding the recipe here," says Liza. "I don't even measure anymore. I just add a few squeezes of lemon to the sauciness. We eat it on salad or on basmati rice. Good either way!"

"Instead of tossing the shrimp in the sauce, we used the sauce as a dip," according to Cathy Murphy. "A bonus with the sauce was that it tasted really great on the broccoli we had with the meal."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup Thai-style sweet chili sauce

  • 3 dashes Sriracha hot chile sauce, or to taste

  • ½ cup cornstarch, or as needed

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • oil for frying

  • 8 lettuce leaves

  • 1 bunch green onion, chopped, or to taste


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, sweet chile sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce together in a bowl. Set aside.

    Mayonnaise, sweet chile sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce together in a bowl.

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  2. Place cornstarch in a shallow bowl. Gently press shrimps into cornstarch to coat; shake off any excess.

    Shrimp being coated with cornstarch in a glass bowl.

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  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Working in batches, cook the shrimp until they are lightly browned on the outside and no longer transparent in the center, about 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Transfer shrimp to paper towels to drain.

    Deep-fried shrimp draining on a paper napkin in a bowl.

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  6. Put cooked shrimp in a bowl and pour chile sauce mixture over the shrimp; toss gently to coat.

    Deep-fried shrimp being mixed and coated in a chile sauce mixture in a glass bowl.

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  7. Line a serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Pour shrimp into bowl and top with chopped green onion.

    high angle looking at a bowl of bang bang shrimp garnished with green onions on top of lettuce



The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

588 Calories
45g Fat
27g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 588
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 362mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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