Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe – Copycat Restaurant Appetizer

The first time that I had Bang Bang shrimp, I was visiting my parents in Florida. We went to the Bonefish Grill Restaurant and my dad ordered the appetizer. I quickly grabbed the shrimp, took a bite and immediately I fell in love!

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Baked bang bang shrimp dipped in a sweet and spicy sauce.

The shrimp had a nice thick coating of Panko breadcrumbs on the outside. It was cooked perfectly and then had a spicy sauce drizzled over top. The combination of flavors was incredible!

I enjoyed the sweet and spicy sauce so much I was happy to learn that they also provided a small bowl of it on the appetizer plate. I didn’t hesitate to dip each piece of the crispy breaded shrimp in the extra sauce.

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Wild caught shrimp – ready to be peeled and deveined.

In only a few minutes, the pricey appetizer was devoured.  Once that last piece was consumed, a little bit of sadness came over me.

I knew we wouldn’t be back to the Bonefish Grill for a long time, as we don’t live close to one. That is when I knew that I had to figure out a way to replicate the taste, texture and flavor at home.

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Be sure to devein your shrimp prior to baking.

After multiple attempts to recreate that flavor, I had finally had the perfect combination developed. Crispy breaded shrimp that was tender on the inside served with a sweet and spicy sauce that was just like we had in the restaurant.

A Healthier Recipe

To make things even healthier, I baked the shrimp rather than pan frying it in oil.  In less than 20 minutes, the Bang Bang Shrimp was on the table! And since then we have also made Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp as well.

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Shrimp after being dredged through flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs, ready to be baked.

For those who need or choose to be Gluten Free, I have substituted Gluten free seasoned bread crumbs in place of the Panko bread crumbs. The only difference – the gluten free version takes 4-5 minutes longer to bake.

And just in case you can’t have dairy products, substitute your favorite mayonnaise replacement, such as Just Mayo or Vegenaise in place of standard mayo.

For another fantastic sweet and spicy dish try our Honey Sriracha Shrimp and Pineapple recipe. You will fall in love all over again!

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bang bang shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp

Yield: 8

Breaded shrimp baked and served with a spicy sauce. Perfect appetizer or main dish

Ingredients

  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 TBSP. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBSP. mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP. sweet chili sauce
  • 1 TBSP. Sriracha sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp. honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, whisk together panko, olive oil and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In another medium bowl, whisk eggs. Using tongs, dip shrimp first in flour, then egg, then panko mixture. Continue until all shrimp are coated.
  3. Place shrimp on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the coating is crispy and golden.
  4. Meanwhile, make the sauce. In a medium bowl, whisk mayo, chili sauce, Sriracha, lime juice and honey until combined. Season with salt to taste.
  5. Serve with sauce on the side or drizzle sauce over shrimp.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe – Copycat Restaurant Appetizer
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