30-Minute Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

30-Minute Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

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These Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are made with deliciously crunchy shrimp cooked to perfection and coated in a special sauce that’s just bursting with flavor! It’s a meal that’s sure to impress.

Who doesn’t love a delicious shrimp recipe? Check out some other favorites like this Honey Walnut Shrimp or this Hunan Shrimp!

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos on a plate.

Reasons You’ll Love Them!

  • You can control the spice! By making these at home, you can crank up the heat or take it down a notch to keep them mild. Just adjust the amount of sriracha sauce!
  • Ready in 30 Minutes: Who doesn’t love a meal that is quick, easy and delicious?!
  • Restaurant Quality: If you have ever had the bang bang shrimp tacos from Bonefish Grill, you are going to be obsessed with this recipe! Just like them (even better in my opinion) and now you can have them at home!!

Are Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos Spicy?

Every time one of my recipes has a sauce on it, one of the first questions that I always get asked is, “Is it spicy?”. These tacos have a bit of heat to them but since you are making them at home, thats so easy to adjust! The ingredient that keeps them nice and hot is the sriracha sauce. You can put either more or less of that ingredient in to make these bring on the heat or stay nice and mild.

What is in Bang Bang Shrimp?

These tacos get all of their flavor from the bang bang sauce! I make it at home cause it’s so easy! Here are all of the ingredients that you need. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for all of the exact measurements!

  • Large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed: These are big shrimp that are already prepared for cooking, so you don’t have to do any extra work.
  • Salt and pepper: These are just basic seasonings that make your food taste better.
  • Whole milk: This makes the shrimp coating nice and thick.
  • Egg: This makes the coating stick to the shrimp so that the outside can get crispy.
  • Cornstarch: This makes the outside of the shrimp nice and crispy when you fry them.
  • Oil: You can use vegetable oil or canola oil to fry your shrimp in.
Shrimp ingredients for bang bang shrimp tacos laid out on a counter and labeled.

Bang Bang Sauce

  • Mayonnaise: This is what makes the sauce creamy.
  • Honey: It’s a sweetener for the sauce, making it taste nice and balanced.
  • Sweet chili sauce: This adds a bit of sweet and spicy flavor to the sauce.
  • Sriracha sauce: This sauce is spicy and gives the Bang Bang sauce a kick.
  • Salt: This enhances the flavor in the sauce.
Ingredients on the counter in separate bowls to make bang bang sauce.

Toppings

  1. Corn tortillas: These are soft wraps you can put your shrimp in, kind of like tacos.
  2. Purple cabbage, shredded: It’s crunchy and colorful, adding something extra to your shrimp wraps.
  3. Cilantro: This is a fresh herb that adds a tasty, refreshing flavor to your meal.
  4. Lime wedges: Squeezing these over your shrimp adds a tangy taste, making it even yummier.
Toppings for bang bang shrimp tacos.

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

This recipe is so simple and you will be enjoying this meal in less than 30 minutes!

  1. Make the Sauce: Prepare the bang bang sauce by adding the mayonnaise, honey, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and salt to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside. 

Cook the Shrimp

  1. Whisk: In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.
  2. Toss the Shrimp: Season the peeled and deveined shrimp with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the milk and egg mixture then toss to coat.
  3. Heat up the Oil: Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed deep pot. Add enough oil to come up about 5 inches. Heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Coat the Shrimp: In a shallow bowl, add the cornstarch. Working in batches, use tongs to remove 1 shrimp from the milk mixture, letting any excess liquid drip off. Coat the shrimp in cornstarch then place in the hot oil.
  5. Cook in Oil: Fry until golden brown and cooked through about 2-3 minutes. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat this process with the remaining shrimp. 
  6. Add the Sauce: Toss the shrimp with the bang bang sauce and serve in tortillas with your favorite toppings!

Tips and Variations

These are just a few extra ways to customize your bang bang shrimp tacos. They’re fast and easy and packed with flavor. Your family will love these tacos!

  • Add Spice: Want to make these tacos even spicier? Add red chili flakes to the sauce or a 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper!
  • Toppings: There are so many delicious toppings to add to your tacos to customize the flavors. Try adding sliced jalapenos, pico, mango salsa, or corn!
  • Swap the Tortillas: I used corn tortillas in this recipe, but you can also use flour tortillas if you prefer.
  • Warm Your Tortillas: To heat flour tortillas all at once, I like to wrap them in foil and place them in a 375 degrees Fahrenheit oven while I’m getting everything ready. It’s also easy to warm tortillas individually in the microwave (just put one on a plate) by heating it for 10-15 seconds.
  • Make it a Bowl or Salad: Ditch the tortillas and add the bang bang shrimp to a rice bowl or salad. It’s easy to serve your shrimp just the way you like. Use the same toppings you would for tacos!

A close up of bang bang shrimp tacos.

Storing Leftovers

These bang bang shrimp tacos are best eaten fresh but can be stored in the fridge and enjoyed later as well. Make sure to store the shrimp, toppings, and tortillas separately. They are perfect for lunch the next day!

  • In the Refrigerator: Store leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store toppings and tortillas separately.
  • To Reheat: Heat leftover shrimp in the microwave until warmed through. Assemble the tacos and enjoy!

A hand holding a bang bang shrimp taco.

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Bang Bang Sauce

  • Prepare the bang bang sauce by adding the mayonnaise, honey, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and salt to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Shrimp

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.

  • Season the peeled and deveined shrimp with salt and pepper. Add the shrimp to the milk and egg mixture then toss to coat.

  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed deep pot. Add enough oil to come up about 5 inches. Heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • In a shallow bowl, add the cornstarch. Working in batches, use tongs to remove 1 shrimp from the milk mixture, letting any excess liquid drip off. Coat the shrimp in cornstarch then place in the hot oil.

  • Fry until golden brown and cooked through about 2-3 minutes. Remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat this process with the remaining shrimp. 

  • Toss the shrimp with the bang bang sauce and serve in tortillas with your favorite toppings!

Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 515mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 159IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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