Whenever I go to Bonefish Grill, I always order the Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. It’s so good! So, of course, I had to look up a copycat recipe and this one is a great version!
There are 3 parts to the recipe. You’ll need to make the sauce, mix together the breading, and fry the shrimp.
For the sauce, you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1-2 tablespoons of hot sauce (I used Tobasco)
- 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
Once the sauce is all mixed together, I put it in the refrigerator.
After cleaning your shrimp, put together your ingredients for dredging. You’ll need 1/2 cup of cornstarch in one bowl, 2 eggs beaten (with 2 tablespoons of water) in another, and a mixture of flour (3/4 cup), panko (1/2 cup), salt (1 teaspoon), pepper (1/2 teaspoon), onion powder (1/4 teaspoon), and garlic powder (1/4 teaspoon) in another.
Coat the shrimp in the cornstarch, then dip in the egg mixture, and then coat in the bread crumb mixture.
Next up is frying the shrimp. The recipe I found says to use a dutch oven or a heavy bottomed sauce pan, but I used a wok. You’ll need 1-2 inches of oil. Fry the shrimp in batches, a few at a time, until golden brown.
I took them out of the oil and drained them on a paper towel lined plate. When they were all done, I served them on a bed of lettuce and spooned the bang bang shrimp sauce over top.
This copycat recipe is so good and I’m sure a bit healthier than the restaurant version as you can control whether you want to substitute ingredients. I also only drizzled the sauce over top whereas at the restaurant the shrimp are drenched in it.
As far as copycat recipes go, this one (linked at the top) is one of the best I’ve tried!