Today I have a tasty treat for you, crispy fried bang bang shrimp! Bang bang shrimp is a shrimp dish that can be found in Chinese restaurants and it consists of shrimp, typically fried in a crispy batter, served in a spicy creamy mayonnaise and chili sauce. Instead of the more common cornstarch based batter I like to go with panko breadcrumbs for the crispy coating as they provide more nooks and crannies for the sauce to get in and cling to! I like to use the combo of mayo and sweet chili sauce to add a touch of sweetness to the creamy heat of the sauce but feel free to go with something like sriracha chili sauce or even Franks Red Hot sauce! This bang bang shrimp is the perfect appetizer or finger food snack with dipping and it also makes for a nice light meal when served on rice along with a vegetable tossed in the sauce!
Bang Bang Shrimp
Crispy shrimp coated in a creamy mayo sweet chili sauce!
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/3 cup flour (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup panko breadcrumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- oil for frying
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- Dredge the shrimp in the flour, dip in the egg and coat in breadcrumbs before cooking in oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat until lightly golden brown, about 1-3 minutes per side and setting aside on paper towels to drain.
- Toss the shrimp in the mixture of the mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce.
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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
This looks fantastic!
What are the sauce ingredients? You only give mayo and sweetened condensed milk in list, and mention honey and lemon with no amounts in instructions.
katrynka: The sauce ingredients are mayo and sweet chili sauce. Enjoy!
Heather Christo says
I love that crispy crust!!!
Love anything you cook up but what would be the cooking time & temp be if you baked the shrimp. Thanks so much.
What kind of sweet chili sauce? Is this a Chinese ingredient, or is it the chili sauce that you use that comes in a bottle in the condiment section ?
JoyceK: The sweet chili sauce that I am familiar with is a Thai ingredient, though there may be a Chinese equivalent. You can also make your own by clicking through the link in the recipe! Enjoy!
Hey Kevin Lynch! Thank you so much! That info is very helpful; now I know what you are referencing, and I also did not know that the red in a recipe was a link. I LOVE having recipes for ingredients like this, although I will def be looking to buy it for convenience! Love this website! Have you thought of writing a hardcopy book with all this good, luscious stuff in it? YOU are the BEST!! Can't say enough good things about your site and recipes!
We Are Not Martha says
Oh yum!! This looks perfect. Pinned and will definitely be making at some point!!
It's so interesting to see the differences between Chinese-Indonesian food that is served in takeaway restaurants here in The Netherlands, and the Chinese food that is traditional to North-America! I have never tried these Bang Bang Shrimp before but it seems to be a very popular dish, like General Tso's Chicken? Well if you are ever interested in trying Indonesian food you should definitely give some recipes a try like Daging Smoor or Nasi Rames.
Kevin – I have had these in restaurants (when we were able to go to restaurants) and they are delicious. Your sauce sounds so wonderful that I’m sure I’m going to have to at least double the recipe!
HI Kevin. A question for you: would it be possible to make these ahead of time and re-heat later in the oven? I would like to serve them at a happy hour I’m planning but for obvious reasons don’t want to be frying things when my guests are here. If you think it’s possible, should they be cooked and frozen before re-heating, or should they be cooked in the AM and re-heated later in the day?
Anne A Dietrich says
Recipe looks delicious.
Question; do you use cooked shrimp or uncooked shrimp?
Also, is there a Thai brand of hot sauce that you especially like?
The shrimp is uncooked!