The Best Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos [Ever]


A best and easy copycat recipe of  Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos! This is the best taco recipe you will try - that will make it a regular on your menu. Fried bang bang shrimp recipe, crispy cabbage slaw, bang bang shrimp sauce all wrapped together in a warm tortilla makes this a delicious meal. The bang bang shrimp tacos recipe is the perfect summer meal. This is the best bang bang shrimp tacos ever!



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Fixing restaurant-style food is easy with these Bonefish Grill bang bang shrimp tacos! They are perfectly crispy fried shrimp wrapped in a warm tortilla along with bang bang sauce and some amazing cabbage slaw.


Taco Tuesdays are fun right! Especially when you are HUGE Taco fan and want to get a great flavor change every time you want to make a Taco at home.


I love Mexican food, especially because one can do so many things with one basic recipe, so many variations/changes are possible to make amazing Taco/Tortilla wrap /Burrito /Quesadilla/Taquitos.... the list is endless!


I recently made these Chicken and Cream Cheese Taquitos, they turned out to be so amazingly good. Do check that recipe and try it. You are gonna love it for sure.


I made slaw at home to go with these tacos, the slaw is very basic and simple yet very flavorful. It even reminds me of KFC slaw sometimes.

best ever bang bang shrimp tacos

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

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I will share a few here so that It will easy out for you all to check: Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Scampi, Spaghetti Aglio e OlioThese recipes will fix your food cravings in just a few minutes.


Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos Ingredients:

  • Crispy Fried Shrimp: Covered with the flour mix and then fried till crisp, these shrimp are perfect. Medium to large shrimp, deveined, and tails removed.

  • Cabbage Slaw: The crunchy citrus coleslaw is perfect to go with this meal. Mix together cabbage, spring onion, carrots, dijon mustard, cream, and mayonnaise. This is the very easy and the most amazing slaw you can try!

  • Bang Bang Sauce:  The classic Bang Bang Shrimp sauce with a few basic ingredients makes this so good. Mix together Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and mayonnaise to make the creamiest sauce.

  • Flour Tortilla
bonefish grill style bang bang shrimp tacos arranged

closer look at bang bang shrimp tacos with chopped cilantro

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp is a very good appetizer, which tastes amazing as it is or when served together in roll/wrap or in a taco.

Bang Bang Shrimp was made famous by Bonefish Grill where crispy fried shrimp covered in tossed in amazing sweet and spicy bang bang sauce, made with Thai sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise and sriracha, further wrap in a tortilla with crunchy cabbage slaw.

a tray with bang bang shrimp tacos with chopped cilantro

How To Make Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos?

Step1:  Firstly marinate the shrimp with salt. Make a mix of flour, cornstarch, cayenne pepper, and black pepper powder.
steps to make the bang bang shrimp
Step2:  Heat oil and fry them till golden brown.
Drain on kitchen paper.

a plate with fried shrimp

Step3: For the slaw: Mix together all shredded/grated veggies of your choice, I used cabbage, carrot spring onion.

Add salt and sugar along with honey mustard, lime juice, mayonnaise, and cream, and you are done!

a bowl with ingredients to make cabbage slaw

cabbage coleslaw for the bang bang shrimp tacos

Step4:  Prepare Sauce: In a mixing bowl add Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and mayonnaise and further mix well. you have the delicious and creamy Bang Bang Sauce!

Step5:  Assembly:  Arrange tortilla, crispy cabbage slaw, fried shrimp, bang bang sauce, enjoy!

delicious bang bang shrimp tacos with bang bang sauce garnished with cilantro and lemon wedges

What Is Bang Bang Sauce Made Of?

The best bang bang sauce is made of three very basic ingredients: Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, Mayonnaise, Sriracha.

Bang Bang sauce is the classic Bonefish grill sauce that they serve with crispy fried shrimp to make their famous Bang Bang Shrimp.
steps to make the bang bang shrimp tacos sauce

What Do You Serve with Shrimp Tacos?

These bang bang shrimp taste amazing in a taco as I have shared another recipe of bang bang shrimp. In this recipe have marinated shrimp in a buttermilk mixture but here I have skipped it.

Apart from tacos, you can serve with Mexican Street Corn Salad(Esquites), Elote, Mexican RiceChicken fried riceShrimp fried riceChicken lo mein.


How To Store And Reheat Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos?

If you have my leftovers then try keeping all the ingredients of this dish separately. Keep shrimp, slaw, sauce, and tortilla in separate airtight containers.

It is best to store them for up to two days as they will still taste fresh and good. Avoid storing shrimp for more than two days in the refrigerator section.

When you want to serve the dish try to microwave the shrimp till warm, also the same with sauce if you do not like cold sauce and slaw. You can also heat the tortilla on the gas directly. 

best bang bang shrimp tacos topped with cilantro

Tips To Make The Best Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp (Copycat) Tacos

  • To make this recipe healthy either bake the shrimp or you can grill them too. To bake the shrimp you can use the same flour mix to coat and bake them turning in between till done.

  • To grill, the shrimp skip the cornstarch and flour, instead just marinate the shrimp with remaining ingredients and grill them.

  • You can also pan-fry the shrimp, in which case you can dredge the shrimp in the flour mix and pan-fry the shrimp till done.

  •  Instead of using mayonnaise, you can use fat-free Greek yogurt to make it a little healthier.

  • Do not crowd the pan while frying shrimp, leave some space for the shrimp, as crowding the pan with shrimp will reduce oil temperature.

  • Always use the medium to larger shrimp for this recipe. Using small shrimp will make it very time-consuming to fry them.

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The Best Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos [Ever]

The Best Bang Bang  Shrimp Tacos [Ever]
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Savory Bites Recipes
Prep Time:: 15 MinCook Time:: 15 MinTotal Time:: 30 Min
A best and easy copycat recipe of Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos! This is the best taco recipe you will try - that will make it a regular on your menu. Fried bang bang shrimp recipe, crispy cabbage slaw, bang bang shrimp sauce all wrapped together in a warm tortilla makes this a delicious meal. The bang bang shrimp tacos recipe is the perfect summer meal. This is the best bang bang shrimp tacos ever!

Ingredients

For Shrimp:
  • 24 Medium Shrimp, cleaned, deveined
  • As per need Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Ground
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
For Slaw:
  • 3/4 Cup Cabbage shredded
  • 1/3 Cup Carrot shredded
  • 2 Sprigs Spring Onion, chopped
  • As per need Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Ground
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 4 Sprigs Cilantro Chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Cream, Whipping/Regular
  • 2 Tbsp Honey Mustard
For Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce:
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha/ Hot Sauce
Additional:
  • 6, 6 Inch Flour Tortilla
  • Extra Cilantro for garnish
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Oil to fry

Instructions

Prepare Shrimp:
  1. In a bowl add ingredients for "Shrimp" except the shrimp. Mix well dry.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, once hot enough, dredge the shrimp with the flour mixture and fry till golden brown.
  3. Drain on a kitchen tissue and keep it aside.
Prepare Sauce:
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the ingredients for the sauce, mix, and keep aside.
Prepare Slaw:
  1. Mix all the ingredients mentioned and mix well, keep aside.
Assemble Tacos:
  1. Place the tortilla, add the slaw, shrimp, sauce, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Notes:

  • To make this recipe healthy either bake the shrimp or you can grill them too. To bake the shrimp you can use the same flour mix to coat and bake them turning in between till done.


  • To grill, the shrimp skip the cornstarch and flour, instead just marinate the shrimp with remaining ingredients and grill them.


  • You can also pan-fry the shrimp, in which case you can dredge the shrimp in the flour mix and pan-fry the shrimp till done.


  • Instead of using mayonnaise, you can use fat-free Greek yogurt to make it a little healthier.


  • Do not crowd the pan while frying shrimp, leave some space for the shrimp, as crowding the pan with shrimp will reduce oil temperature.


  • Always use the medium to larger shrimp for this recipe. Using small shrimp will make it very time-consuming to fry them.


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Nutrition Facts

Calories

821.99

Fat (grams)

68.21

Sat. Fat (grams)

10.55

Carbs (grams)

44.67

Fiber (grams)

4.20

Net carbs

40.46

Sugar (grams)

16.62

Protein (grams)

9.21

Sodium (milligrams)

1074.91

Cholesterol (grams)

76.86
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4 comments

  1. Hello Prasanna, what a fantastic recipe, mouthwatering pictures and just love your new blog look. Must say looks classy & super awesome :) Keep up the wonderful work. - Meghna.

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  2. What temperature would you bake them at?

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  3. Would I be able to make this in a air fryer instead of deep frying? If so how would I go about that?

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