Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe Inspired By Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp is one of the first copycat recipes I ever tested. I’ve been a long-time fan of the restaurant and its “signature appetizer,” so I knew as soon as I tried it, I had to test drive my own recipe. I’ve spent years perfecting it the recipe, so you all get to reap the benefits of this sweet and spicy experiment.

If you need a quick, mouth-watering appetizer for an upcoming gathering or you want a fun new recipe for a dinner for two, Bang Bang Shrimp is the way to go. Between the sweet chili sauce and sriracha, it toes the line perfectly between sweet and spicy, and it’s the ideal base for a true foodie’s experiment. Toss the shrimp in a taco or on a bed of angel hair pasta for a new and exciting meal. Or, wrap them in leafy romaine for an upscale lettuce wrap. However you choose to present your Bang Bang Shrimp, you won’t regret taking the time to whip up this killer recipe.

Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
5 5 min 10 min 15 min

Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe

Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe FAQs

What is Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill?

If you’ve stumbled upon this recipe without knowing what Bang Bang Shrimp is, you’re in luck. You’ve come across one of the best copycat recipes I’ve ever made and tried. Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp is one of the restaurant’s most popular menu items. The dish features fried shrimp with a sweet chili sauce and hot sauce for an added kick. It’s super simple to make at home and only requires a handful of ingredients.

What is Bang Bang sauce made of?

While Bonefish Grill isn’t going to disclose to us exactly how they make their Bang Bang sauce, we’ve done our best to whip up a copycat version that is extremely similar in taste. Bang Bang sauce is made out of mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce, and hot chili sauce. If you just want to use the recipe for Bang Bang sauce, omit the other ingredients listed below.

What goes good with Bang Bang shrimp?

Pasta! Bonefish grill serves up a delicious Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta at their restaurants, but you can make your own at home too. With our recipe below, simply add a step for cooking up your favorite pasta noodle (we recommend angel hair for this recipe), and toss the bang bang shrimp in with the pasta for a hearty, delicious dinner.

You can also turn your Bang Bang Shrimp into tacos. This is a total DIY meal because you can add all your favorite shells, toppings, and sides. Speaking of sides, chips and salsa, guacamole, or queso go great with Bang Bang Shrimp!

Bang Bang Shrimp Ingredients

  • 1 pound deveined, shelled shrimp
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey (optional)
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • Oil for frying (canola or vegetable)
  • Head of lettuce
  • Green onions


  1. In a bowl, combine mayo, Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and honey.
  2. Transfer sauce to a saucepan on low to medium heat and let simmer while you prepare the shrimp.
  3. Add cornstarch to a shallow bowl or plate (something you can coat the shrimp in).
  4. One piece at a time, coat shrimp with cornstarch on all sides.
  5. Heat oil in a skillet on medium to high heat.
  6. Add all shrimp to skillet, laying flat on the pan.
  7. Flip shrimp over after a few minutes or one side is golden brown.
  8. Once golden brown all over, remove the shrimp onto a plate covered in a few layers of paper towel. This will allow excess grease to drip out.
  9. Combine shrimp and sauce, stir well to coat.
  10. Wash and pull apart lettuce leaves and set on a plate for serving.
  11. Dice green onion for garnish.
  12. Add shrimp on top of lettuce and top with green onion. Serve and enjoy!


Per serving

Calories 159.5
Total Fat 1.2 g
Saturated Fat .1 g
Cholesterol 142.9 mg
Sodium 876.7 mg
Carbs 19.1 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 15.9 g


  • You can swap out sriracha for another hot chili sauce, but I generally find that the taste and texture of sriracha work best for this recipe.
  • This recipe is super easy to double if you’re feeding a crowd or want leftovers. You might also find that you want to make more sauce than the recipe calls for, especially if you’re tossing the shrimp with pasta (the pasta will absorb some of the sauce and almost dilute the flavor).
  • To make a healthier version of the shrimp and minimize saturated fat, you can opt to skip the breading and oil for frying. Instead, combine cooked shrimp and Bang Bang sauce in a saucepan and sauté for seven to 10 minutes.
  • If you want your shrimp to be spicier, add more hot sauce! The beauty of the copycat recipe is that you can customize everything yourself.

Curious about other copycat recipes? Check out our Wendy’s Chili Copycat Recipe and our Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat Recipe.

Join the Conversation


  1. Aisling Sandoval says:

    My husband and i invited guests over and i prepared this recipe and everyone enjoyed it, thanks lots!

  2. Dhruv Bloom says:

    I didnt use sriracha bcuz i’m not to much on the spicy side and it still came out awesome!

  3. Lauren Meza says:

    Great copycat recipe frome Bonefish Grill saves me money instead of visiting the restaurant.

  4. Olivia-Mae Mcbride says:

    With the Bang bang shrimp tossed in a taco this was amazing aswell, love it!

  5. Jeremy Potter says:

    , i cooked up this meal for my boys and they said it was delicious and it should be called bam bam shrimp 😀

  6. Bethaney Guest says:

    I placed my shrimp on the grill and it tasted great!

  7. Samirah Nixon says:

    Even if mine didnt taste just as Bonefish Grill my homemade version was still delicious. Thank you guyz!

  8. Kabir Velasquez says:

    I wouldn’t mind tasting this dish wrapped in romaine lettuce, i will try!

  9. Sayed Newton says:

    Grandma loves when i prepare this for her.

  10. Zaydan Pugh says:

    Not my favorite!

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