Bang Bang Shrimp (Bonefish Grill Copycat)

A copycat restaurant recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp. Breaded shrimp fried up all golden and crunchy then smothered in a spicy sauce and served over greens. It’s all the rage.

Having never been to Bonefish Grill where the shrimp originates I wouldn’t know.

Leading me to this. . .I have a seriously bad habit of recreating restaurant food I’ve never even eaten. When I say bad habit what I really mean is I. Can’t. Stop.

Not in the same bad-habit-way eating an entire batch of cookies (which I definitely don’t do) would be while watching marathon seasons of Sons of Anarchy (which strangely enough I do and can’t stop – season #2 here I come) when you’ve never ever been on a motorcycle and have no intentions of ever doing so. Those things are dangerous you know.

What’s different about this time is I used someone else’s recipe instead of creating my own because I was soooo busy. Eyes glued to screen perched on the edge of my rose-pink loveseat busy. True story.

Apparently, I need to tear myself away from Jackson Teller’s exciting, danger-filled outlaw life as a member of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club and get myself down to the Bonefish Grill because these things are better than any and all of that. Cookies included.

Bang Bang Shrimp

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: serves 2 - 4 as an appetizer

Bang Bang Shrimp

A copycat restaurant recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp.


½ cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar for spicy or
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce for mild or some of each
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon coarse salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon rubbed (ground) sage
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried basil
oil for deep frying - peanut, vegetable or canola
16 to 18 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 handful of mixed greens
1 green onion, chopped (green part only)


  1. In a small bowl whisk the sauce ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Add the flour to a shallow bowl or plate. In a separate shallow bowl whisk the eggs and milk together.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, panko, salt, pepper and all the spices. Pour half into a large shallow dish or bowl and add more as needed.
  4. Bread the shrimp:
  5. One at a time coat the shrimp with the flour then dip in the egg allowing excess to drip off then coat with the bread crumb mixture patting on with your hands if needed. Set on a platter or large plate(s) in one layer. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  6. Heat 1 - 2 inches of oil in a Dutch oven or in a big heavy-bottomed saucepan to 350 degrees F.
  7. Fry the shrimp in batches for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack or paper-towel lined plate.
  8. When all of the shrimp are fried add them to a large bowl and spoon 1/3 cup of the sauce over top and stir gently to coat them. If you like you can skip this step and just serve with the dipping sauce on the side.
  9. Serve on the greens garnished with green onion with the extra sauce on the side.


Adapted from ABC

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