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dipping bang bang shrimp in a mayo chili sauce

Bang Bang Shrimp

Katerina | Diethood
A sweet and spicy appetizer of crispy, battered, deep-fried shrimp in a delicious (and easy!) Asian-fusion sauce.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins


For the Shrimp:
  • vegetable/canola oil or peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined, tails ON or OFF
  • 1/2 cup kefir or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the Bang Bang Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice, or to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish, optional
  • sesame seeds, for garnish, optional
  • sliced green onions, for garnish, optional


  • In a large frying pan or deep skillet, add the oil, coming up about 2 inches on the sides. Heat oil to 375˚F.
  • In the meantime, place raw shrimp in kefir or buttermilk to coat.
  • In a separate bowl or plate, combine cornstarch, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Remove shrimp from liquid; shake off any excess, and coat shrimp in cornstarch mixture.
  • Add coated shrimp to the hot oil and fry for about 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  • Remove shrimp to a paper towel lined plate.
  • In a mixing bowl stir together the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and lime juice.
  • Transfer shrimp to a serving bowl.
  • Garnish with parsley and sesame seeds.
  • Serve with the sauce. You can also drizzle the sauce over the shrimp.


Serving: 4 ounces | Calories: 316 kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 24 g | Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 295 mg | Sodium: 1286 mg | Potassium: 91 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 8 g | Vitamin A: 62 IU | Vitamin C: 6 mg | Calcium: 202 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 22 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: bang bang shrimp, fried shrimp recipe, shrimp tempura