Bang bang sauce is a creamy and spicy sauce that is often used in Asian-inspired dishes. It typically contains mayonnaise, chili garlic sauce, sriracha, and other seasonings.
It can be used as a dipping sauce for seafood such as popcorn shrimp, chicken, or vegetables, or as a dressing for salads. The sauce is known for its unique combination of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors.
I recently tried Bang Bang shrimp at the Ground Round. If you don't have a Ground Round, it's pretty much like a Ruby Tuesdays type restaurant. On their menu, they had this appetizer called Boom Boom Shrimp. Boom Boom shrimp is similar to the famous Bang Bang Shrimp dish at Bonefish Grill. While we were eating the shrimp we pretty much made fun of the name the whole time because we thought it was so silly.
Why You Will Love this Recipe
Breading shrimp is kind of messy ordeal. I dislike having to dip my fingers in gooey flour hands and eggs. Using breaded popcorn shrimp will save extra time.
Plus, popcorn shrimp comes out super crispy in the air fryer!
Keep this bang bang sauce in your fridge at all times! It's good on burgers or brushed on grilled corn.
Shrimp - There are thousands of ways to cook your shrimp. Grill or air fry. See my methods below in the recipe. I always make sure my shrimp are defrosted first. Place the frozen shrimp in a bowl with some water. Takes less than an hour to defrost.
Low-fat mayonnaise is a reduced-fat alternative to traditional mayonnaise. It typically has fewer calories and less fat than regular mayonnaise
Sweet chili sauce is a condiment commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine. It is made from chili peppers, vinegar, sugar, and garlic, and has a sweet and slightly spicy flavor.
Sriracha sauce is a type of hot sauce made from chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. It originated in Thailand but has gained popularity worldwide in recent years
Serve Bang Bang shrimp on a bed of coleslaw or have it with a side of rice and some asparagus. There are recipes floating around for bang bang shrimp pasta.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to make Bang Bang Shrimp
Step 1: Set your air fryer to 400 degrees. Place the popcorn shrimp in the air fryer basket and let the shrimp air fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce and whisk until well combined.
Step 3: Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Add more Sriracha sauce if you like it spicy, or honey if you prefer it sweeter.
Coat the air-fried shrimp in the sauce and serve it over rice (optional).
Recipe Tip: Bang bang sauce is also great with chicken, fish, or shrimp, or use it as a salad dressing or sandwich spread. Enjoy!
Tips for using Air Fryers
The air fryer is so great for cooking simple basic food like air fryer steak, air fryer hard-boiled eggs, and air fryer bacon. Cook up some air fryer chicken breasts for the week and use it chicken quesadillas.
Overcrowding: Do not overcrowd the basket. Place items in a single layer in the air fryer basket or some food will not cook properly or all the way through.
Use a spray oil such as Pam to get food extra crispy and to save on calories.
Use parchment paper on the bottom of your air fryer for easy clean up.
Bang bang sauce is usually made of mayo Sriracha and sweet chili sauce. I lightened this sauce up by using Greek Yogurt.
The Sriracha gives the sauce a little spicy kick and sweet chili sauce gives the sauce a little bit of sweet flavor for taste bud explosions in your mouth!
What air fryer do I use?
Cosori 4 Qt Air Fryer- This air fryer doesn't require any preheating and has several different functions for cooking chicken, meat, frozen foods, etc. There are 5 different functions.
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This bang bang shrimp uses frozen popcorn shrimp and these take 8 to 10 minutes in the air fryer. The sauce can be made while the shrimp are cooking for an easy appetizer!
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pound of popcorn shrimp
- Set your air fryer to 400 degrees. Place the popcorn shrimp in the air fryer basket and let the shrimp air fry for 8 to 10 minutes.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and whisk until well combined.
- Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning according to your preference. Add more Sriracha sauce if you like it spicy, or honey if you prefer it sweeter.
Bang bang sauce is also great with chicken, fish, or shrimp, or use it as a salad dressing or sandwich spread. Enjoy!
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 122
- Sugar: 1.24
- Sodium: 435mg
- Fat: 5.65g
- Saturated Fat: .81
- Carbohydrates: 2.79
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 14.4g
Keywords: bang bang shrimp