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Crunchy Spiced Shrimp – Bang Bang Shrimp

  • Author: Food Network Magazine
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 entree, 10-12 appetizer 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


Bang Bang Shrimp are a popular appetizer in many restaurants. They have a crunchy coating and are so juicy on the inside. Tossed in a creamy, sweet and spicy sauce, they are very addicting.




  • Oil, for frying
  • 2 1/2 lbs shrimp (I use large or jumbo, Bonefish Grill uses small)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/21 1/2 Tablespoons Asian chili sauce, depending on how spicy you like your food
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • salt
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced, optional


  1. Whisk all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl or a glass measuring cup. Set aside in the refrigerator while you prepare the shrimp.
  2. Pour in about 2 – 3 inches of oil into a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot. (Or use a deep fryer.)
  3. Peel and devein the shrimp.
  4. Set up a breading station for the shrimp.
  5. Whisk the eggs in one bowl and combine the flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper in another bowl. (I like using a pie pan.)
  6. Dredge the shrimp in the flour/cornstarch.
  7. Dip the shrimp in the eggs. Dredge one more time in the back into the flour/cornstarch mixture.
  8. Bring the oil to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Drop the shrimp in and fry for about 2 min, just until the breading is slightly golden and the shrimp is pink.
  9. To keep the shrimp warm while you are frying the rest of the batches, place the shrimp on a rimmed baking sheet, lined with paper towels and keep in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  10. Toss the shrimp in the sauce.
  11. Serve on a bed of iceberg lettuce topped with sliced green onions as an appetizer or with rice as an entree.

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