Bangin Good Shrimp- A healthier, slimmed down copycat recipe of Bonefish Grill’s very popular Bang Bang shrimp recipe.
Bang Bang Shrimp
This shrimp is out-of-this-world good, made with stir fried shrimp mixed with a creamy, sweet and spicy chili sauce served on a bed of shredded lettuce and purple cabbage topped with scallions. Takes only 10 minutes to whip up which makes this perfect for lunch, as an appetizer or even a light meal.
What is Bang Bang Sauce?
It’s simply three ingredients, mayonnaise, sriracha and Thai Sweet chili sauce. You can adjust the heat to your comfort level. To lighten it, I used less mayo and opted for Hellman’s light. Since shrimp is naturally a low-calorie, zero point food, this dish is easy to fit into a healthy lifestyle.
This Bonefish Grill Bang Bang shrimp knock-off is also great as tacos. To make them, heat up some corn tortillas and pile everything on top. Also great as a pizza topping, and I’ve also made this with chicken, for those of you who don’t like shrimp. The sauce is so good, you’ll want to make it again and again.
With the popularity of Thai food, ingredients like Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha are very common ingredients and easy to find in your local supermarket or even stores like Target depending on where you live.
Thai inspired recipes may also enjoy:
- Bangin Good Chicken Salad
- Bangin Good Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos
- Thai Basil Chicken
- Shrimp Pad Thai on the Lighter Side
Bangin Good Shrimp
- 5 tbsp light mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- 1 tsp Sriracha, to taste
For the Shrimp:
- 1 lb large shrimp, shelled and deveined (weight after peeled)
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce, or butter lettuce
- 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
- 4 tbsp scallions, chopped
- In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha. Set aside.
- Combine lettuce and cabbage and divide between four plates. Set aside.
- Coat shrimp with cornstarch, mixing well with your hands.
- Heat a large skillet or wok on high heat, when hot add oil. When oil is hot add the shrimp to hot pan and cook tossing a few times until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from pan and combine with the sauce coating well.
- Place shrimp on lettuce and top with scallions.
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366 comments on “Bangin Good Shrimp”
The best! Made it with Skinnytaste Cauliflower Fried Rice.
So healthy and so good. One of my favorite recipes. I make the shrimp like in the recipe but also grill it on my t-fal. Perfect every time.
What a great way to prepare shrimp! Quick, light, and so crisp and flavorful!!
Can Bangin Good Shrimp be served cold?
Love this recipe! Tried it tonight and will definitely make it again. Might even try it with chicken.
Love this! I put it on shredded cabbage and brown rice to make it a bit more filling and it’s fantastic!
First, I want to say all your recipes are incredible! I haven’t tried one that hasn’t been a hit! This one was also amazing!! I’d love to do it in an air fryer. Any instructions on how to cook the shrimp this way instead?
This is my second time making this recipe. The first time, I made it “as is” on lettuce and cabbage. Tonight I made it into tacos using corn tortillas, cabbage, shredding carrots and red onions instead of the scallions. I added a thin slice of avocado as well – YUM!!!
Loaded with flavor but not calories. My only change, using butter lettuce instead of iceberg.
Could you omit the frying process and just use thawed cooked shrimp?
Has anyone tried this in the air fryer
I know this is generally a healthy version of this dish, but I confess, I just love it over linguine!
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Fast, easy, & very flavorable. I love this making this recipe. Taste good as shrimp tacos or shrimp burrito.
I made this recipe last night as an appetizer for my son and daughter-in-law – Wow. It was delicious!!! We all loved it. Next time, I will make it as the main meal – it was so good!!! Thanks Gina!!
Made this for dinner tonight. Did a quick 0sp slaw and put it in a wrap. I might have accidentally used 1 tablespoon of Sriracha instead of 1 tsp….my husband was cool with it but I was sweating.
Won’t make that mistake again! But I will make this shrimp again.
Thoughts on sauteing the shrimp in the sauce instead of frying?
This is a great recipe! It’s easy to make and tasty! I will make it again but will use a bit more sriracha to make it a bit more spicey.
Looking forward to making this, and suggestions for adapting for frozen shrimp? Thanks!
Wow!! This recipe is awesome and so quick! We had it tonight on top of a dinner size salad. So good. I followed the recipe exactly as stated but halved it for my husband and me. One of my new favorites!!
Thank you Gina for all your great recipes. I have two of your books, Skinnytaste on line and on the Skinnytaste community Facebook . Anymore it’s the only recipes I use, no need to go anywhere else with the variety of recipes you have made available. Loving it!!!
Delicious! And so fast and easy to make. This will be one of our go-to dinners!
Absolutely delicious!!! I love spicy sauce with my sushi and this is a great salad recipe in the same taste family. Served with long grain white rice. Will definitely make again soon!!!
One of my favorite Skinnytaste recipes. My whole family loves it! So quick to make and so satisfying..
Okay, Y’all. If you’re wondering whether to make this — stop wondering and start cooking. This is seriously, seriously GOOD!
My husband is anti-salad, so we ate it as lettuce wraps instead of a salad — SO, SO GOOD! We agree it is now a go-to light meal for the two of us!
However the picture of this recipe does not match up with the ingredients list. Picture shows butter lettuce and ingredients list say shredd iceberg and shredded purple cabbage!
Went to make it and thought “Oh Gosh! I bought the wrong stuff and ran to the store to pick up the shredded stuff.
It turned out great! Halved the recipe for just my husband and I.
Can’t wait to make it again. However either the pics need to be changed or the ingredients list. Loved it with the shredded stuff.
Now I just need to use the butter lettuce. 😉