Bang Bang shrimp is a must-try recipe and so easy to make at home. Crispy fried shrimp in creamy, spicy mayo is simply irresistible.
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Bang bang shrimp, Bang bang shrimp recipe, bang bang shrimp sauce
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Alida Ryder
500g (1lb)shrimp / prawns
oil for frying
For the sauce
½cupmayonnaiseI used half Hellmann's and half Kewpie mayo
2tbspThai sweet chilli sauce
Peel and devein the shrimp then add to a medium bowl.
Add the buttermilk, one tablespoon of cornstarch and a teaspoon of salt to the shrimp then mix well. Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes but up to 6 hours in the fridge.
Whisk together the flour, remaining cornstarch and salt in a separate bowl.
To make the sauce, stir together the mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce, sriracha and rice vinegar. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk mixture, allowing any excess to drip off then add to the flour mixture.
Make sure the shrimp is completely coated with the flour then shake off excess.
Heat enough oil to fry the shrimp (approximately 4 cups) in a saucepan set over medium-high heat. The oil is hot enough when a wooden skewer pressed to the bottom of the pot results in lots of tiny bubbles. The oil needs to be hot enough for the shrimp to fry quickly as they don't need lots of time to cook.
Add the shrimp to the hot oil in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and allow to drain on paper towels.
Toss the fried shrimp with the sauce then serve immediately.