Bang Bang Shrimp

Posted: May 19

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Crunchy Bang Bang Shrimp has a multitude of uses. You can put it in a taco, on a salad, next to rice, or mixed in with pasta. The fried shrimp is tasty on its own, but when you add the sweet-spicy sauce, it takes the crustaceans to the next level. Even timid seafood eaters will love Bang Bang Shrimp; it’s explosively good twice over!


• 1/2 cup mayonnaise • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 3/4 cup cornstarch • canola oil, for frying


Step 1

Combine the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, and sriracha in a small mixing bowl.

Step 2

In a separate mixing bowl, toss the shrimp in the buttermilk. Once coated, remove the shrimp from the buttermilk and allow any excess to drip off the shrimp.

Step 3

In another bowl, toss the shrimp in the cornstarch.

Step 4

Add 2-3 inches of canola oil to a pot or Dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees F on the stovetop. Continue to check the temperature of the oil throughout the cooking process.

Step 5

Fry the shrimp in batches until somewhat brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Place the fried shrimp on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Step 7

Coat the shrimp with the sauce and serve immediately.

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