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Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Dynamite Shrimp)

This homemade Bang Bang Shrimp is crispy and saucy at the same time. This shrimp can be served so many ways, but it’s especially satisfying as Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos drizzled with the bang bang sauce.

Watch the video tutorial and see how easy it is to recreate this restaurant favorite.

Bang bang shrimp tacos drizzled with bang bang sauce

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This recipe will elevate your taco Tuesdays. If you love tacos as much as we do, be sure to add our famous Fish Tacos to your rotation. You can also change things up with Taco Salad or even Taco Soup!

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What is Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bang Bang Shrimp was made popular by Bonefish Grill. They are also called Dynamite Shrimp which was made popular by Cheesecake Factory restaurant.

The shrimp are battered and fried until extra crispy then tossed in a sweet and spicy creamy sauce. It’s just three ingredients for this easy and tasty sauce: mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, and sriracha hot chili sauce. We can’t help but add a little extra hot sauce for more heat.

Bang Bang Shrimp tossed with Bang bang sauce in a bowl

Ingredients

The key to making great bang bang shrimp is in dredging with corn starch. It makes the crispiest exterior that stays crispy even after adding the sauce. It’s pretty fantastic!

  • Shrimp – we use large 21-25 count raw shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed. Prep is much faster and easier if you get pre-peeled shrimp.
  • Marinade – Combine buttermilk, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder to form a flavorful marinade. The buttermilk tenderizes the shrimp, adds flavor, and helps the corn starch stick to the shrimp to form a crust.
  • Corn Starch – creates a golden color and extreme crunchiness.
  • Oil – fry the shrimp in 1 to 1 1/2 inches of high heat oil such as peanut oil or canola oil.
  • Bang Bang Sauce – made of just 3 ingredients: mayo, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha
Ingredients with shrimp, buttermilk, corn starch and seasonings

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp

  1. Bang Bang Sauce – Combine mayo, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha.
  2. Marinate – combine marinade ingredients and pour over shrimp. Stir and let sit while you heat the oil to 375˚F on a clip-on pot thermometer.
  3. Dredge – Remove shrimp from marinade one at a time, letting excess drip off. Dip in corn starch, tapping off the excess.
  4. Fry – Once all shrimp are breaded, fry in 3 batches for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, crispy, and cooked through. Use a strainer to transfer shrimp to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Add Sauce – Transfer warm shrimp to a mixing bowl and drizzle with half of the sauce.
  6. Make Tacos – toast corn tortillas, add toppings, shrimp and drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze over the top.
How to make Bang Bang Shrimp

Pro Tip: Use a clip-on pot thermometer to keep the temperature of the oil steady at 375˚F and be sure to bring the oil back to temperature before adding the next batch. If the oil cools too much, the shrimp will absorb more oil, if it gets too hot, the shrimp may burn.

How to Serve Bang Bang Shrimp

People have gotten so creative with Bang Bang Shrimp over the years, serving it as a starter or main course.

  • Appetizer – garnish with chives and serve right out of the bowl with toothpicks.
  • Tacos – we love this option because the shrimp already come with a creamy sauce you can drizzle over the assembled tacos.
  • Pasta – toss the saucy shrimp with your favorite pasta. Try adding a squeeze of lime juice over the dish as we did with tacos.
  • Rice Bowls – Serve shrimp over a bowl of cooked white rice, add the same toppings as for tacos, and drizzle with sauce.
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos served on a platter

Pro Tip: To make it easy to drizzle sauce over tacos, transfer it to a ziploc bag and seal. Snip off the tip of the bag with scissors then drizzle sauce over tacos.

Up close juicy bang bang shrimp on a taco

The combination of flavors and textures in Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos is ‘dynamite’ and you’ll fall in love with the bang bang sauce.

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Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Dynamite Shrimp)

5 from 117 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Bang Bang Shrimp served as tacos
Bang Bang Shrimp are crispy, creamy, sweet, and spicy. They are so satisfying served as Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos drizzled with that famous sauce.
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $20-$24
Keyword: bang bang shrimp, bang bang shrimp tacos, dynamite shrimp
Cuisine: Asian
Course: Main Course
Calories: 362
Servings: 8 tacos (or 12 smaller tacos)

Ingredients

Bang Bang Shrimp:

  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup corn starch
  • Peanut oil or Canola oil for frying shrimp

Sauce Ingredients

Taco Toppings:

  • 8 to 12 Small White Corn Tortillas
  • 3 cups Purple or Green Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped

Instructions

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together Bang Bang Sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Make the marinade by combining buttermilk, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder. Pour over peeled and deviled shrimp and stir to coat. Set aside while you start preheating your oil.
  3. Remove shrimp from the marinade one at a time, letting excess marinade drip off. Dip both sides in cornstarch until fully coated, tap off the excess and arrange breaded shrimp on a platter.
  4. Heat 1 1/2” of oil in a dutch oven or pot to 375˚F. Fry shrimp in 3 batches, cooking for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, crispy and cooked through (turn halfway if needed). Use a strainer to transfer shrimp to rest on a paper towel-lined plate for a few minutes.

  5. Transfer shrimp to a bowl and drizzle half of the sauce over warm shrimp. Toss gently until shrimp are coated and rest for 10 minutes to absorb the sauce.

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos:

  1. Lightly toast corn tortillas on a griddle, skillet for 30 seconds per side, or over a gas flame if you want some charring.

  2. Add desired taco toppings, top with 2-3 shrimp per taco and drizzle with remaining sauce.

  3. Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

Recipe Notes

The nutrition label (fat content and overall calories) is only an estimate since it’s difficult to gauge oil absorption for shrimp.

Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Dynamite Shrimp)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 150mg50%
Sodium 744mg32%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 571IU11%
Vitamin C 25mg30%
Calcium 140mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Linda Murray
    June 14, 2022

    Loved, loved , loved this as written. By chance do you have a way to alter this recipe for an air fryer? That way a) less calories but more importantly b) not a big waste of oil.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2022

      Hi Linda, I haven’t tried making air fryer bang bang shrimp so I don’t have specific instructions for it. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Kim
    June 9, 2022

    Not only is this recipe stupid fast to make its DE…LICIOUS!!! Thanks for another good one!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Kim!

      Reply

  • Nabi
    May 25, 2022

    Thank you Natasha to share this recipe. Specially,my husband loves this tacos.sauce was amazing too.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2022

      You’re welcome, glad to hear that he loves it!

      Reply

  • Heather
    May 23, 2022

    How would the shrimp be the next day or 2? Going camping and don’t want to have to deep fry over the fire.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 23, 2022

      Hi Heather, we eat these freshly made so we don’t really have leftovers. I would assume they would reheat ok but the breading will not be as crisp. I would be careful no to over heat the shrimp, it can get chewy when it’s overcooked.

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      • Heather
        May 23, 2022

        Thanks, think I will just make them fresh out at the camp fire then.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 23, 2022

          You’re welcome! I hope you love this recipe!

          Reply

  • Tabatha
    May 17, 2022

    Omg my family devoured them!! Soooo good and crispy and juicy! Yum yum yum!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 17, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed them, Tabatha!

      Reply

  • Teresa — Winnipeg Canada
    May 17, 2022

    Has anyone ever tried air frying the shrimp? Trying tonight

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 17, 2022

      Hi Teresa, here is what one of our readers said. “I tried to air fry a couple of shrimp but the corn starch didn’t crisp up so I brushed them with some oil which was ok. Then I pan-fried the rest but just used less oil and they were fabulous!”

      Reply

  • Dolores
    April 16, 2022

    Third time making them! We drizzle the sauce over the shrimp and garnish with slivered
    green onions! Such an awesome easy recipe!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 16, 2022

      So glad to hear that!

      Reply

  • Hilary
    April 12, 2022

    This recipe is amazing! I didnt have buttermilk and just used half and half but it turned out so good. I still had the favorite taco sauce in the fridge from last weeks taco night and topped it with that and it was soo good. ❤

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2022

      That was a good idea, Hilary. Good to hear that you loved the result, especially the sauce! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Cindy
    April 12, 2022

    Hi Natasha,

    I’m making the shrimp for my husband’s birthday dinner but he’ll prefer a rice bowl. Is there a rice that works best with this? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2022

      Hi Cindy, I haven’t really experimented on that to advise. Feel free to give it a try first!

      Reply

  • Linda
    April 10, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I’m in Melba, ID, not far from you. Made your Bang Bang Shrimp tacos. They were so good! I made a mango avocado salsa to put on them and also put Jack cheese in addition to the sauce, cabbage and tomato. Definitely a keeper!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 10, 2022

      Hello Linda, sounds awesome! So great to hear that you loved these tacos, thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Leigh
    April 9, 2022

    This recipe worked perfectly! The shrimp turned out very crispy and tasty. The sauce was amazing too. I added a little extra sriracha and it gave it a nice spice. The whole process was very easy and yields awesome results. Would highly recommend!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 9, 2022

      One of my favorites! I’m so glad you love it also, Leigh!

      Reply

  • Cecilia
    April 1, 2022

    Absolutely delicious 😋
    The shrimp was crispy and the sauce was the “bang”. 😉
    Better than the shrimp tempura at the Mexican resort.
    Hubby loved it 😍
    Thank you for the great recipe

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Cecilia! 🙂

      Reply

  • Dee
    March 19, 2022

    What a crowd pleaser this was! I made this tonight & it was excellent & the sauce was to die for❤️

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 19, 2022

      So happy to hear that! Thank you for the review, Dee.

      Reply

  • Avee Parker
    March 18, 2022

    Hey! Siracha is too spicy for me. What can I use instead? Can I just increase the chili sauce or is there something different I should use?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 19, 2022

      Hi Avee, you could leave the Sriracha sauce out completely or use it just to taste. I don’t know of a non-spicy alternative to use. If needed you could increase the chili sauce but that may add some more heat as well.

      Reply

  • Emma Wells
    March 3, 2022

    This was as easy and tasty as everyone said it would be. I would definitely make this again and follow the directions exactly as provided.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 3, 2022

      Hi Emma, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the review.

      Reply

  • Shannon
    March 1, 2022

    As easy and delicious as you promised! We had every intention of making tacos but we could not stop eating them! Thank you for this recipe, it is going to be a regular at our home.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 1, 2022

      I’m so happy it was a hit, Shannon! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Nekeisha
    February 26, 2022

    This was a hit. First time ever having corn tortilla and soooo good. That sauce brings it all together so well; I used green cabbage and it’s all so delicious. I think this sauce would be amazing on a burger. I will definitely have no need to order tacos at a restaurant again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2022

      Oh, I bet it would be great! Great idea, Nekeisha! I’m so glad to hear this was a hit!

      Reply

  • Ian A
    February 24, 2022

    Tried it yday was very easy. I shallow fried the shrimp with green onions. The feedback from the family was only praise and love. THANKS!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Ian!

      Reply

  • Sylvie G
    February 14, 2022

    Hello from Montreal, Canada!
    I made the taco recipe but with a few modifications:
    – made a mix of tomato, cilantro and green onion, with added fresh lime juice.
    – fried the shrimps in a shallow quantity of oil.

    Great results! Thank you once again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Sylvie!

      Reply

  • Nadia
    February 10, 2022

    This looks amazing. What brand of corn tortillas do you like?

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    • Natasha
      February 11, 2022

      Hi Nadia, I don’t really stick to a single brand, but I do enjoy small white corn tortillas.

      Reply

  • Nancy Faust
    February 10, 2022

    Is it possible to make this recipe without frying the shrimp?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Nancy, I haven’t tried making baked bang bang shrimp to avoid frying, so I don’t have specific instructions for it. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Kenesha
    February 7, 2022

    Bang Bang Shrimp are so good! Easy prep and cooking time was good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 7, 2022

      The best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Ilyssa
    February 2, 2022

    Very tasty and easy! Had them as tacos last week, and will have over rice tonight to change it up! Thanks for a great recipe

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2022

      That sounds like a great plan. I hope you love it with rice too!

      Reply

  • Alexandra
    January 27, 2022

    Hi Natasha I am going to try these shrimp tacos and would like to know, Is it ok to leave the shrimp in the marinade for like 2 hrs?

    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2022

      Hi Alexandra, I have always made it fresh! I bet you can prep the dry and wet ingredients ahead of time. If you test our marinating, I’d love to know how you like that.

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    • Nekeisha
      February 26, 2022

      I’m sure you made these already but just in case someone else is wondering, I marinated the shrimp overnight and then I did the cornstarch coating and left it in the fridge for a few hours just to cut down on prep and make it quicker and it turned out fantastic.

      Reply

  • Susi
    January 25, 2022

    Best shrimp tacos I have ever had. How can 3 ingredients make something that tastes so wonderful?! The sauce-WOW!!
    Thanks Natasha!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2022

      Thank you, Susi! I’m glad you loved it.

      Reply

  • Christine
    January 18, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I love your recipes. I can’t wait to make these tacos. Is it possible to bake instead of fry the shrimp?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2022

      Hi Christine, I haven’t tried making baked bang bang shrimp so I don’t have specific instructions for it. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

      Reply

  • Amy Greenway
    January 16, 2022

    Thank you for this recipe; it has become a family favorite! The only thing I do differently is dress the shredded cabbage with some honey, salt and pepper and lots of lime juice, and let it sit for a few minutes while cooking the shrimp. Sometimes I add shredded carrots to that mix too! SOO delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      That sounds like a good idea too. Thank you for sharing that with us, that’s so helpful!

      Reply

  • Mountain mom
    January 10, 2022

    Made street tacos tonight. Delicious! Will use them for company.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Angie Edwards
    January 10, 2022

    I made these tonight. And they are a new favorite and I’m a picky foodie. I will not eat something that is not great. I will make these again and again!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Sue Marks
    January 10, 2022

    Yum!! Made the shrimp tonight as a side to our steak bits. Big hit!! Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      I’m so happy this was a hit, Sue! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

  • Katie
    December 31, 2021

    I made this for my family and they all absolutely love it!! What a great recipe-and so glad it is gluten free! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe ☺️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2021

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Katie!

      Reply

  • Linda Benedict
    December 29, 2021

    Hi Natasha. I made the bang bang shrimp tonight . We loved them. I didnt have buttermilk so just whole milk and they were still great. We are in Mexico for the winter so shrimp are chesp and plentiful , I wanted to show you a picture but the comment secton wont let me sorry about that

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2021

      Hi Linda, great to hear that it still turned out great using whole milk and not buttermilk. Enjoy your time there and feel free to share some photos of your creation on our Facebook page or group.

      Reply

  • Christa
    December 2, 2021

    So excited to make these tonight. I was just wondering if I could marinate the shrimp in the buttermilk for longer or would they be too tender? It’s easier to make somethings ahead these days.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2021

      Hi Christa, I honestly haven’t tried making this ahead or marinating to advise. We usually consume it on the same day we make it.

      Reply

  • lisa chestnut-kuszmar
    November 26, 2021

    beside loves to learn about your cooking. Even my husband who is polish. loves your cooking.

    Canada

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  • lisa chestnut-kuszmar
    November 26, 2021

    Hi there i have question when you finish big pot of oil what you do with oil throw them out or freeze them then throw in garbage. any advise

    thank

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2021

      Hi Lisa, If you want to get rid of the oil, let the oil cool completely, pour it into a nonrecyclable container with a lid and throw it along with other household waste.

      Reply

  • MONICA
    November 18, 2021

    Can you use already Cooked Shrimp – Frozen, i bought the wrong bag.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 18, 2021

      Hi Monica, I imagine that would work too as long as you follow the instructions in the recipe.

      Reply

  • su
    November 11, 2021

    Just wondering if there is a specific purpose with the use of buttermilk to marinade the shrimp as opposed to using eggs as the wet dredging ingredient?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 11, 2021

      Hello there, the buttermilk helps tenderize the shrimp and it adds so much flavor.

      Reply

  • Richard
    November 5, 2021

    Nailed it on the first try. Only problem is I ate all the shrimp before I got around to making the tacos. I could not tell the difference from the restaurant. Absolutely delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2021

      They really are that good! I’m so glad you loved the shrimp, Richard!

      Reply

  • Linda
    October 21, 2021

    All I can say is WOW!! These Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos were just like the ones we get at Bonefish Grill! They fried up very crispy and the sauce was amazing! The recipe for the sauce is perfect! Thanks again for another great recipe and the peace of mind knowing that whenever I try one of your recipes for dinner it will be a big hit!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2021

      Aren’t they amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed these tacos, Linda! Thank you for sharing that awesome feedback with me!

      Reply

  • PJ Goetz
    October 11, 2021

    Very very very good- I used medium shrimp because they were on sale – they just cook a little quicker – everyone loved them – not very difficult – thank you! I will make this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      You’re so welcome, PJ! Good to know that you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • CLK
    October 6, 2021

    Only word I have it, phenomenal! Thank you for the amazing recipe. It’s so easy and delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 7, 2021

      Thank you so much for your great feedback!

      Reply

  • AndreaG
    October 5, 2021

    Super tasty. The cornstarch makes it perfectly crunchy and the sauces are delicious. And course, tacoifying it is the best way to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Arielle Lewis
    September 27, 2021

    I can’t wait to make this tomorrow! Quick question; is it 362 calories per taco? Was having trouble with the serving size amount if I wanted to eat 3.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2021

      Hi Arielle, that’s right that is about per taco depending on how big you make them.

      Reply

  • Krolik
    September 19, 2021

    I made this tonight. My family said that this was the best shrimp recipe ever!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 19, 2021

      That’s wonderful feedback, thanks a lot for your review!

      Reply

  • Teresa
    September 17, 2021

    Hello,

    What can I use besides buttermilk? I have a dairy allergy in the house… Can’t wait to try them though

    Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2021

      Hi Teresa, I wish I had a better answer for you, but I haven’t tried any dairy-free substitute to advise. Maybe someone else here can share what they’ve tried?

      Reply

  • Malu
    September 14, 2021

    I made this today and I loved the combination of textures and flavors. I did not have sriracha and instead used a local coconut hot sauce (also used Japanese mayo) and the sauce still turned out great. I was afraid the shrimp would get soggy, so I only slathered the sauce when I assembled the taco. Lastly, I used whole wheat tortilla and still thoroughly enjoyed it. Am now thinking to make a vegetarian version using oyster mushrooms instead of shrimp. Thanks, as always, for coming up with tasty and easy to prepare recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Malu! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Shock
    September 5, 2021

    We made this for the first time tonight and it is soooo delicious. The combination of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha Saice is just right for my wife. I like things a little more spicy and add later for my taste! The shrimp is very crunchy and good. Overall, a do over for us!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 5, 2021

      Thanks for sharing that with us, I’m happy to have read your good comments and feedback! Glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Alicia
    September 2, 2021

    Hey there! I am planning to try out this recipe. Any suggestions if I’d substitute the shrimp with chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 2, 2021

      Hi Alicia! I bet this could work with chicken. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Justina Wiebe
    August 20, 2021

    What could I use instead of the buttermilk?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2021

      Hi Justina, if you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can make your own! We do this if we ever run out. Combine the milk or cream and some lemon, let stand 5-10 minutes, and use it in the recipe.

      Reply

  • Lyndsi
    August 19, 2021

    Hi,

    Is the estimated calories just for the shrimp or the shells and toppings as well?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 19, 2021

      Hi Lyndsi, that is per one small taco.

      Reply

    • Sherri
      August 25, 2021

      Hi Natasha,
      Could these shrimp be air fried?

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        August 25, 2021

        Hi Sherri, I haven’t tried making air fryer bang bang shrimp so I don’t have specific instructions for it. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

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        • Elissa
          September 18, 2021

          I tried to air fry a couple shrimp but the corn starch didn’t crisp up so I brushed them with some oil which was ok. Then I pan fried the rest but just used less oil and they were fabulous !

          Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            September 18, 2021

            Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

  • Ann Krotec
    August 5, 2021

    I made this for dinner and was delicious. However, a lot of the cornstarch fell off of the shrimp. The oil was hot enough when I dropped the first batch, so I’m not sure what I did wrong. The batter didn’t brown either. I did not have a thermometer.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      August 6, 2021

      Hi Ann, it could be that the oil needed to be hotter, or if you add too many at a time, it can cool the oil down too quickly and they won’t brown properly.

      Reply

  • Helen
    August 1, 2021

    These tacos were absolutely delicious. The sauce is scrumptious. Definitely adding this into my weeknight lineup.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2021

      Aren’t they the best? I’m so happy you enjoyed these tacos, Helen!

      Reply

  • Tara
    July 30, 2021

    These were absolute perfection. My husband LOVED them. Can’t wait t make again! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2021

      Aren’t they so delicious! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Tara!

      Reply

  • Lisa Prigmore
    July 15, 2021

    Oh.My.Gosh my mouth is sooo happy! I made this tonight, followed your super directions and BOOM!! Easy peasy, so delicious and your video was absolutely 💯spot on…they were crunchy even after tossing the shrimp in the sauce!! It’s my Q&E go to book of dinners now. Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Lisa!

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  • Lynn in NC
    July 15, 2021

    Hello – you got us through the pandemic with your incredible recipes. Now, I’m planning for a beach dinner with 8 (hungry) people. Do you think 2 per person is enough? And, question 2, what sides would you serve with bang bang shrimp? Thanks again so much. Many of my friends are now huge Natasha fans:)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2021

      Hi Lynn, if you have sides, two should be enough per person. You can serve them with corn on the cob, rice, salad, or salsa, and I hope you love this recipe!

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  • John Wilson
    July 14, 2021

    What a great recipe!! My question is how long will the sauce stay good in the refrigerator?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 14, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, John! The sauce will be good for a few days!

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  • Nhu
    July 7, 2021

    Love your recipe but the website needs improvement. It keeps refreshing. I cant read the recipe or click on the videos at all. Its been 10’.

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    • Natasha
      July 7, 2021

      Hi, I am not able to replicate that experience. Maybe check your internet connection?

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  • Jenna
    June 30, 2021

    I cannot wait to try this recipe! I created a Pinterest “Natasha’s recipes” board, because every single one of your recipes that I have made has been delicious! 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2021

      Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for your good comments and review. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try, Jenna.

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  • Zoie Penick
    June 28, 2021

    Hi Natasha! My sister and I made this recipe for dinner today. Our family loved it and us loved it! It’s definitely our new favorite recipe to make and eat, by you. The sauce was so good 😋Thanks for the recipe Natasha!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      Hi Zoie, that’s awesome feedback. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Patty graham
    June 26, 2021

    Oh my, I made these last night for dinner. They were amazing. I didn’t have cabbage so I just shredded some lettuce. I’ll try them next time with cabbage. These will be a regular for us. We made pigs of ourselves and I ate 3 and hubby ate 4. These were the best shrimp ever. Thanks for the recipe, patty💕

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 26, 2021

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed this recipe, Patty! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

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  • Ashley
    June 23, 2021

    Delicious! I added a little bit of sesame oil to the sauce, and extra sriracha because I like spicy 😅. I only had enough shrimp for 4 small tacos (2 for me, and 2 for my husband) so I made sweet potato fries and broccoli as side dishes. Will definitely make this recipe again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Ashley!

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  • Emily
    June 22, 2021

    I love to cook new recipes.i will definitely try yours.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      Sounds good, Emily. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Tina Welch
    June 22, 2021

    I did it! I made yummy bang bang shrimp tacos! Sauce was great. I left out last tsp. Of sriracha bc we don’t like too saucy. Ty for a new recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      You’re so welcome, Tina. I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe!

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  • Maria
    June 18, 2021

    Love the shrimp, love the sauce (though I excluded Sriracha for hubby) – I made this twice already! So easy to make – thank you for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2021

      You’re welcome, Maria! I’m so happy this was a hit!

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  • Emily
    June 15, 2021

    Fantastic! My husband helped me make these, and couldn’t stop exclaiming over how good the tacos were. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2021

      Yay, that’s fantastic feedback from you both. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, Emily!

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  • Jill G.
    June 14, 2021

    Once again, Natasha, you’ve nailed it with this one. My picky son gave me the side eye when I told him what I was making for dinner last night. He calmed down a little when I told him it was a “Natasha recipe.” Once he tried it, he was fully converted! So crispy and full of flavor. And easy too. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make, especially the picky ones. I’m so happy your son tried it and loved it, Jill! That’s so great!

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  • Arya
    June 11, 2021

    YUMMY!!! i have tried other website’s bang bang recipes and none were a hit EXCEPT YOURS!! natasha you are the best

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 11, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Arya!

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  • James C Whalen
    June 10, 2021

    Followed the Bang Bang Shrimp recipe and paid close attention to the frying temperature advice…it paid off! Crispiest fried shrimp(or anything) we’ve ever had…thanks for that tip, and all the great recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2021

      Yay, that is awesome! Thanks for the great feedback, I appreciate you sharing it with us, James.

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  • cindy
    June 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Im going to make this as an appetizer for my party..in order to preplan im going to fry the shrimp and let them sit until they cool, and then when the party starts just warm them lightly…and then add the marinade…would that be the best way?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2021

      Hi Cindy, I think that would work just fine. Please share with us how it turns out if you try this recipe!

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  • Lisa
    June 8, 2021

    This was amazing! My skeptical people here were just amazed.wish I could add pic but no idea how🥰

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2021

      Hi Lisa, no worries about the pic. I’m glad to hear that you all enjoyed this recipe! Feel free to share some photos of your creation on our Facebook page or group so others can see them too!

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  • Lorraine
    June 7, 2021

    Just delicious! And….Easy to make! Thank you Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2021

      You’re welcome, Lorraine! We love easy recipes, and I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!

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  • Gerta
    June 6, 2021

    100 percent family approved! Even the person, who doesn’t eat shrimp and for whom I made some using filet of sole, loved the shrimp!!! Fantastic recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 6, 2021

      That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us, Gerta.

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  • Pat Hetzler
    June 5, 2021

    I made the bang bang shrimp tacos and they were fabulous. They looked exactly like the ones pictured and were so easy to make. I definitely will be making them again soon!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Pat!

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  • Squirl
    June 1, 2021

    One word “Incredible”. This is that recipe that you crave and when I watched your video I could almost taste it! You have the best recipes and I don’t think twice about trying them as they are always winners! Thank You Natasha.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 1, 2021

      Thank you for always trusting my recipes, I appreciate it!

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  • Amy B.
    May 30, 2021

    Amazing!

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  • Donald j Mcnamara
    May 29, 2021

    Tried the bang bang shrimp. It was a BIG HIT! Everyone loved it! I added a little more hot sauce and it turned out perfect! Thanks again!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Donald!!

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  • Christine
    May 28, 2021

    Anything I can substitute for buttermilk?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2021

      Hi Christine, if you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can make your own! We do this if we ever run out. Combine the milk or cream and some lemon, let stand 5-10 minutes, and use it in the recipe.

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      • Jessica
        June 3, 2021

        Can these be made in the air fryer instead of fried?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 3, 2021

          Hi Jessica, I haven’t tried making air fryer bang bang shrimp so I don’t have specific instructions for it. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!

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  • Martha Camp
    May 27, 2021

    Natasha,
    Thank you so much for all your post. Everything that I make from your website is always a hit! I will be attempting this recipe this weekend. I can’t wait! I know it will turn out awesome just like everything else you post! 🙂

    -Martha Camp

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      You are very welcome, Martha. I hope you love every recipe that you will try!

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      • Martha Camp
        May 28, 2021

        Yep, they were a hit as usual!!

        We did lettuce wraps with crispy fried noodles. Sooo tasty! 🙂

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        • Natasha
          May 28, 2021

          Oh that’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear you loved the bang bang shrimp and it sounds perfect in lettuce cups with crispy noodles. yum!

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  • Jennie Gonzalez
    May 27, 2021

    This sounds so good I’m definitely going to try it this sounds like a strange question because of the name bang bang shrimp taco, but other than just leaving the Sriracha out and the sweet chili sauce, what can I use that would make it tasty but not so spicy I have a condition (sjogren’s) where my mouth cannot handle spicy foods.

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    • Natasha
      May 28, 2021

      Hi Jennie, I’m sorry to hear about the sjogrens. I honestly haven’t tested it that way just using the sweet chili sauce and omitting the sriracha. You might experiment with adding just a teensy bit of vinegar to offset the sweetness. I wish I had better advice on that, but without testing, I can only guess.

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    • Adri
      June 14, 2021

      There’s a Japanese sauce I love called “yum yum sauce” that consists of Mayo, ketchup, butter, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, paprika and water. It lives up to its name and I recommend it as an alternative!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 14, 2021

        Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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  • Josie Calise
    May 27, 2021

    Once again, you did not disappoint. The Fambam LOVED IT, especially my picky one. Thank you, for always making me look like a great cook!!! 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Josie! I’m so happy your Fambam loved it!

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  • Terry
    May 27, 2021

    This looks really tasty. I can’t wait to try it.
    And I just love your videos. Your presentation is so much fun to watch. I learn a lot about how to cook and assemble dishes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      Thanks for your good comments, Terry! I hope you love this and all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Rachel Geltman
    May 27, 2021

    These bang bang shrimp tacos were beyond amazing. Thank you Natasha.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Rachel!

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  • Kathy
    May 25, 2021

    Can this recipe be adapted for air fryer?

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    • Natasha
      May 25, 2021

      HI Kathy, I haven’t tried making air fryer bang bang shrimp so I don’t have specific instructions for it.

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  • aG
    May 25, 2021

    I love shrimp tacos and look forward to making these but I must say that I desperately miss Slavic recipes !! Please please post more food from that region. There are so many Slavic and Slavic adjacent foods to explore . I miss those recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      I hope you love this recipe aG! We sure love our Slavic recipes too! You can find them all HERE.

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  • Lena
    May 25, 2021

    These probably cant be made ahead, huh?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      I honestly haven’t tried making this ahead to advise. We usually consume it on the same day we make it.

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  • Valerie F
    May 25, 2021

    Hi Natasha, Thank you for taking your time and making this wonderful recipe. We had it with my family tonight, and it was delicious and very easy to make. I make almost all my meals from your website so easy and delicious!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      Hello Valerie, I’m glad the recipe was a hit! I hope you and your family will love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Marsha
    May 24, 2021

    Anything I can substitute For the Mayo, allergic?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      Hi Marsha, I honestly haven’t tried anything else to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Phyllis R. Charney
    May 23, 2021

    I can’t wait to make Bang Bang Shrimp! But I have a question: why do your shrimp pictured look BLUE? Well, I’m MY monitor anyway, ;>D

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      It doesn’t look blue to me at all. I hope you like it!

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  • Victoria Addison
    May 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha, you are amazing!! Have tried probably 15-20 of your recipes and they are all “to die for”!! One question…can you use frozen cooked shrimp? I hate peeling and deveining, simply gross.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Hi Victoria, that’s nice to know! I’m glad that you’re enjoying my recipes, I imagine that would work too as long as you follow the instructions in the recipe.

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  • Malia Qury
    May 23, 2021

    Hi,
    I made bang bang shrimp tacos It is so easy to make it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2021

      Thanks for sharing, Malia. How did you like the taste of it?

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  • Linda
    May 22, 2021

    We made these for dinner tonight and they were awesome. We will definitely make them again

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Linda!

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  • Sheetal Woods
    May 22, 2021

    This recipe looks amazing and I can hardly wait to try it. I wonder, however, if it is possible to do the shrimp in an air fryer rather than deep frying? Has anyone tried it that way, and if so, did it work out well?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      Hi Sheetal, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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    • Karen
      May 23, 2021

      Was wondering the same thing. Did you try it in the air fryer? I think I would also use lettuce instead of cabbage as cabbage is not something I see in my grocery store.

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  • Madelene
    May 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    What could I substitute buttermilk with? As we don’t have it available here, thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      Hi Madelene, you can make buttermilk! We do this if we ever run out. Combine the milk or cream and some lemon, let stand 5-10 minutes, and use it in the recipe.

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  • Christine
    May 22, 2021

    I currently have a shellfish allergy, but this recipe sounds fantastic! Can I use Chicken chunks instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      Hi Christine, I bet this could work with chicken. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Lori
    May 22, 2021

    I just had breakfast now I need to eat this. I love shrimp. Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 22, 2021

      We love shrimp too!! So good! I hope you love this recipe, Lori!

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  • Jo Robertson
    May 21, 2021

    Tacos were amazingly good. Shrimps were still really crispy after adding the Bang Bang Sauce. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2021

      You’re welcome, Jo! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • wilhelmina
    May 21, 2021

    Hands down the best shrimp tacos I have ever had! Scrumptious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2021

      Yummy! My favorite too! Thank you so much for sharing that great review with me!

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    • Rose
      May 23, 2021

      Hi Natasha! Recipe looks great! I have a question that is nothing related to this (lol) but the question is, if I want to cook noodles for macaroni and cheese, what temp should I bring the water to? Thanks! 🙂

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  • Andrea Thueson
    May 21, 2021

    Oh my goodness, these shrimp were perfection! There were NO leftovers. They were that good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2021

      Aren’t they THE best!! I’m so happy you enjoyed that Andrea. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Valentina
    May 21, 2021

    I LOVE this homemade bang bang shrimp tacos recipe! The shrimp is so easy to make and the sauce is AMAZING!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 21, 2021

      Yummy! They truly are the best! Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback with us, Valentina!

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  • Skylar
    May 21, 2021

    Looks good! For sure will try. I have some suggestions, can you do Auntie Anne’s mini pretzel dogs, turtle brownies, and a chocolate cake that has reese’s in the middle. And the cake has yellow frosting and on top of the cake is chocolate leaves. So the cake will look like a pineapple with the yellow icing and green, chocolate leave, and it will have a surprise inside, which is reese’s pieces! Thanks Natasha! Keep the recipes coming! 🙂 😀

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    • Natasha
      May 21, 2021

      Oh my goodness that sounds amazing! Thanks for the suggestions. If I come up with something great, I will be sure to share it.

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  • Steven Kellerman
    May 21, 2021

    On this recipe, can you substitute tempura batter instead of corn starch? I’m going to make this but will use Frank’s Hot Suace instead of Sirachi. Thanks again.

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    • Natasha
      May 21, 2021

      Hi Steven, yes I think tempura would work great. It wouldn’t be quite as crisp as the corn starch but would still taste nice.

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