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Bang Bang Shrimp

Crispy fried shrimp with a delicious creamy and spicy sauce drizzled over the top.

Course: Main dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Bang Bang Shrimp
Author: Kami | NoBiggie.net
For the Bang Bang Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
For the Shrimp:
  • 1 lb. medium shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce *optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Parsley chopped, *optional garnish
Make the Bang Bang Sauce:
  1. In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, rice vinegar and honey. Stir to combine.

Make the Shrimp:
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.

  2. In another dish, combine the Panko bread crumbs, onion and garlic powder, dried basil, dried oregano, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.

  3. Add all the shrimp into the buttermilk mixture, then sprinkle the flour and cornstarch over the wet shrimp, stir to combine and coat. Now working one shrimp at a time press the shrimp into the Panko mixture, pressing to help coat the shrimp with the Panko mixture on all sides. Place prepared uncooked shrimp onto a sheet pan lined with parchment, while you warm up the cooking oil.

  4. In a heavy pan add 2-3 inches of vegetable oil and heat the oil to 375 degrees. use a instant read thermometer to measure the heat.

  5. Working in batches, fry the shrimp in the oil until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes on each side.

  6. Once fried move to a paper towel lined plate to absorb any excess oil.

  7. Move the shrimp to a serving dish and drizzle the bang bang sauce over the top of the shrimp, garnish with chopped parsley and serve warm

Recipe Notes

You can soak the shrimp in 1 cup of additional buttermilk overnight while the frozen uncooked shrimp thaw, if you would like. We love the flavor the buttermilk adds to the shrimp. This step is optional.