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.
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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.
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
How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp
- Bang Bang Sauce – Combine mayo, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha.
- 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.
- Dredge – Remove shrimp from marinade one at a time, letting excess drip off. Dip in corn starch, tapping off the excess.
- 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.
- Add Sauce – Transfer warm shrimp to a mixing bowl and drizzle with half of the sauce.
- Make Tacos – toast corn tortillas, add toppings, shrimp and drizzle with remaining sauce. Serve with fresh lime wedges to squeeze over the top.
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.
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.
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)
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
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
- 3 tsp Sriracha hot sauce, or to taste
- 8 to 12 Small White Corn Tortillas, or Hard Taco Shells
- 3 cups Purple or Green Cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp:
In a small bowl, stir together Bang Bang Sauce ingredients and set aside.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Lightly toast corn tortillas on a griddle, skillet for 30 seconds per side, or over a gas flame if you want some charring.
Add desired taco toppings, top with 2-3 shrimp per taco and drizzle with remaining sauce.
Serve with a sprinkle of cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
The nutrition label (fat content and overall calories) is only an estimate since it’s difficult to gauge oil absorption for shrimp.
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I’ve made this recipe multiple times before and it’s absolutely delicious and the sauce oh so scrumptious. Will this work in the air fryer?
Hi Fatima! I’m glad you love it. 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!
We are dairy-free (allergies). I was wondering if I can use oat milk to substitute for Buttermilk.
Hi Stephanie, we haven’t tried that to advise. If you do an experiment, we’d love to know how it goes!
Hi, I do not have buttermilk on hand. Can I sub heavy cream?
Hello Ana, one of our readers shared this “This recipe is amazing! I didn’t have buttermilk and just used half and half but it turned out so good.” I hope that helps.
Really loved this recipe. Used the shrimp to make tacos and incorporated fresh lime on the shrimp before adding the sauce. Used a coleslaw cabbage mix, fresh jalapeños, cilantro, sliced avocado and shredded cotija cheese. They were delicious. The shrimp had wonderful flavor and when adding the sauce, were even better. Plan to use your shrimp recipe to make Cajun po’boys.
Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, we appreciate it.
Made exactly as directed. Husband declared this the best shrimp he’s ever had. It was delicious.
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Courtney!
As huge bang bang shrimp fans I have tried several copy cat recipes that never lived up to Bonefish until now! Thank you so much, the videos are great! We are so glad we found you!!! 😊
Hi Jen! Thank you so much! It means a lot that you would try my recipes and I’m so glad you love them.
absolutely phenomenal recipe!!! love that it’s gluten free (celiac household), and incredibly easy, plus made with minimal ingredients!! thanks so much!
Hi Emily! You’re very welcome. Thank you for trying my recipe.
The Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are amazing! I couldn’t quit eating the Shrimp and I ate 3 small tacos! So good! Especially with lots of lime juice! Excellent!
I’m so glad you love them! Thank you for the feedback! I love lime on my tacos!
Hey, would you change anything if you used shrimp that was already cooked?
Hi Jamie, we prefer this with fresh shrimp. Using cooked shrimp will result in chewy and tough shrimp.
I just love this recipe! I couldn’t wait for Taco Tuesday, so I made shrimp tacos today (Sunday). Prepped the night before, which made it alot easier. Invited the family over and it was a hit! Deliciously filling and satisfying! Followed the recipe to the letter without the avocado. Love the crunchy shrimp! Learned something new frying with corn starch. Very tasty! Gave the tacos an extra kick. The sauce was out of this world! Shared this recipe with family and friends.
That is so wonderful, I appreciate you sharing that with us!
This recipe is fantastic, I used the shrimp part for the protein in our poke bowl last night, and would definitely make again.
My question is regarding the tacos and nutritional values: what is the serving size? 1 taco? 2? or are the values just for the shrimp? 1/8 recipe? 1/4?
Hi Coby! Glad you loved them! Thanks for sharing. The nutrition facts are an estimated amount for about 1 taco, depending on how big you make them.
That looks delicious! I am looking forward to cooking this tomorrow night! I see the recipe calls for canola or peanut oil. Which one is better?
Hi Katy! This is based on preference, they are both great. 🙂
OMG This has become a staple in my house! My kids love it when I make this. Only thing I changed was I used Ranch dressing for the marinade since I had no buttermilk on hand. SO.AMAZING!
Hi Trino! I’m happy your family enjoys this recipe. We love it. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Hi Natasha! I cannot eat corn starch so I’m wondering what can I sub it with?
Hi Christine, I have only tried it with corn starch, so I can’t advise on a substitute. One of my readers mentioned using tempura instead, which I think would work great. It wouldn’t be as crisp as the corn starch but would still taste nice. If you try an alternative, I’d love to know how that goes!
The shrimp came out amazing a lot of flavor . My only question is they came out crispy right from frying but when I added sauce and tossed a lot of crispy coating fell off ! Still delicious but wondering what I may hav edible wrong ? Should I have waited for them to completely cool down before adding sauce ?
Hi Jackie! I add the sauce when they are warm. Some of the coating will fall off but you just have to mix them gently. It could also be that the oil was not hot enough when they were fried, or frying too many at a time can cool down the oil causing the coating to not stick as well. I hope that helps.
This is the first time that I have reviewed/rated a recipe…this has become our family favorite, very easy to make and delicious! We’ve even done this with fish instead of shrimp!
That’s great! Thank you for sharing. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.
Move over Torchy’s , these are soooo good. Easy to make and the sauce is so versatile.
Thank you for your wonderful review, Judi! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
I’ll be the one who leaves out the cilantro!!! Great recipe. Love Bonefish but they shut down where I am. 🙁
These are a must-have! I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Pash!
Just made this today! No leftovers was so easy to make and the perfect crunch!
Hi Amanda, nice to know that it was a success!
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.
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!
Not only is this recipe stupid fast to make its DE…LICIOUS!!! Thanks for another good one!!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Kim!
Thank you Natasha to share this recipe. Specially,my husband loves this tacos.sauce was amazing too.
You’re welcome, glad to hear that he loves it!
How would the shrimp be the next day or 2? Going camping and don’t want to have to deep fry over the fire.
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.
Thanks, think I will just make them fresh out at the camp fire then.
You’re welcome! I hope you love this recipe!
Omg my family devoured them!! Soooo good and crispy and juicy! Yum yum yum!!
So glad you enjoyed them, Tabatha!
Has anyone ever tried air frying the shrimp? Trying tonight
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!”
Third time making them! We drizzle the sauce over the shrimp and garnish with slivered
green onions! Such an awesome easy recipe!
So glad to hear that!
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. ❤
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.
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!
Hi Cindy, I haven’t really experimented on that to advise. Feel free to give it a try first!
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!
Hello Linda, sounds awesome! So great to hear that you loved these tacos, thank you for sharing that with us.
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!
One of my favorites! I’m so glad you love it also, Leigh!
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
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Cecilia! 🙂
What a crowd pleaser this was! I made this tonight & it was excellent & the sauce was to die for❤️
So happy to hear that! Thank you for the review, Dee.
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?
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.
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.
Hi Emma, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the review.
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.
I’m so happy it was a hit, Shannon! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!
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.
Oh, I bet it would be great! Great idea, Nekeisha! I’m so glad to hear this was a hit!
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!!!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Ian!
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.
Thank you so much for sharing that with us, Sylvie!
This looks amazing. What brand of corn tortillas do you like?
Hi Nadia, I don’t really stick to a single brand, but I do enjoy small white corn tortillas.
Is it possible to make this recipe without frying the shrimp?
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!
Bang Bang Shrimp are so good! Easy prep and cooking time was good.
The best! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
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
That sounds like a great plan. I hope you love it with rice too!
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?
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.
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.
Best shrimp tacos I have ever had. How can 3 ingredients make something that tastes so wonderful?! The sauce-WOW!!
Thank you, Susi! I’m glad you loved it.
Hi Natasha! I love your recipes. I can’t wait to make these tacos. Is it possible to bake instead of fry the shrimp?
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!
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!
That sounds like a good idea too. Thank you for sharing that with us, that’s so helpful!
Made street tacos tonight. Delicious! Will use them for company.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
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!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
Yum!! Made the shrimp tonight as a side to our steak bits. Big hit!! Thanks for the recipe.
I’m so happy this was a hit, Sue! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.
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 ☺️
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Katie!
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
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.
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.
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.
beside loves to learn about your cooking. Even my husband who is polish. loves your cooking.
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
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.
Can you use already Cooked Shrimp – Frozen, i bought the wrong bag.
Hi Monica, I imagine that would work too as long as you follow the instructions in the recipe.
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?
Hello there, the buttermilk helps tenderize the shrimp and it adds so much flavor.
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!
They really are that good! I’m so glad you loved the shrimp, Richard!
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!
Aren’t they amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed these tacos, Linda! Thank you for sharing that awesome feedback with me!
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.
You’re so welcome, PJ! Good to know that you enjoyed this recipe.
Only word I have it, phenomenal! Thank you for the amazing recipe. It’s so easy and delicious!
Thank you so much for your great feedback!
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!
Haha yes!! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Thank you for the great review.
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.
Hi Arielle, that’s right that is about per taco depending on how big you make them.
I made this tonight. My family said that this was the best shrimp recipe ever!
That’s wonderful feedback, thanks a lot for your review!
What can I use besides buttermilk? I have a dairy allergy in the house… Can’t wait to try them though
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?
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!
Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Malu! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
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!
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.
Hey there! I am planning to try out this recipe. Any suggestions if I’d substitute the shrimp with chicken?
Hi Alicia! I bet this could work with chicken. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
What could I use instead of the buttermilk?
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.
Is the estimated calories just for the shrimp or the shells and toppings as well?
Hi Lyndsi, that is per one small taco.
Could these shrimp be air fried?
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!
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 !
Thank you so much for sharing that with us.
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.
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.
These tacos were absolutely delicious. The sauce is scrumptious. Definitely adding this into my weeknight lineup.
Aren’t they the best? I’m so happy you enjoyed these tacos, Helen!
These were absolute perfection. My husband LOVED them. Can’t wait t make again! 🙂
Aren’t they so delicious! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Tara!
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!!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Lisa!
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:)
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!
What a great recipe!! My question is how long will the sauce stay good in the refrigerator?
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, John! The sauce will be good for a few days!
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’.
Hi, I am not able to replicate that experience. Maybe check your internet connection?
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! 😊
Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for your good comments and review. I hope you’ll love every recipe that you will try, Jenna.
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!
Hi Zoie, that’s awesome feedback. Thank you for sharing that with us!
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💕
I’m so glad you both enjoyed this recipe, Patty! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
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!
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Ashley!
I love to cook new recipes.i will definitely try yours.
Sounds good, Emily. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!
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!
You’re so welcome, Tina. I’m happy to know that you loved this recipe!
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!
You’re welcome, Maria! I’m so happy this was a hit!
Fantastic! My husband helped me make these, and couldn’t stop exclaiming over how good the tacos were. Thank you!
Yay, that’s fantastic feedback from you both. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, Emily!
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!
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!
YUMMY!!! i have tried other website’s bang bang recipes and none were a hit EXCEPT YOURS!! natasha you are the best
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Arya!
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!
Yay, that is awesome! Thanks for the great feedback, I appreciate you sharing it with us, James.
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?
Hi Cindy, I think that would work just fine. Please share with us how it turns out if you try this recipe!
This was amazing! My skeptical people here were just amazed.wish I could add pic but no idea how🥰
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!
Just delicious! And….Easy to make! Thank you Natasha.
You’re welcome, Lorraine! We love easy recipes, and I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!
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!
That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing that with us, Gerta.
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!
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Pat!
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.
Thank you for always trusting my recipes, I appreciate it!
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!!!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Donald!!
Anything I can substitute for buttermilk?
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.
Can these be made in the air fryer instead of fried?
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!
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! 🙂
You are very welcome, Martha. I hope you love every recipe that you will try!
Yep, they were a hit as usual!!
We did lettuce wraps with crispy fried noodles. Sooo tasty! 🙂
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!
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.
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.
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!
Yum! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!
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!!! 🙂
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Josie! I’m so happy your Fambam loved it!
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.
Thanks for your good comments, Terry! I hope you love this and all the recipes that you will try.
These bang bang shrimp tacos were beyond amazing. Thank you Natasha.
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Rachel!
Can this recipe be adapted for air fryer?
HI Kathy, I haven’t tried making air fryer bang bang shrimp so I don’t have specific instructions for it.
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.
I hope you love this recipe aG! We sure love our Slavic recipes too! You can find them all HERE.
These probably cant be made ahead, huh?
I honestly haven’t tried making this ahead to advise. We usually consume it on the same day we make it.
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!!!
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.
Anything I can substitute For the Mayo, allergic?
Hi Marsha, I honestly haven’t tried anything else to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.
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
It doesn’t look blue to me at all. I hope you like it!
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.
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.
I made bang bang shrimp tacos It is so easy to make it.
Thanks for sharing, Malia. How did you like the taste of it?
We made these for dinner tonight and they were awesome. We will definitely make them again
That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Linda!
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?
Hi Sheetal, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
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.
What could I substitute buttermilk with? As we don’t have it available here, thanks!
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.
I currently have a shellfish allergy, but this recipe sounds fantastic! Can I use Chicken chunks instead?
Hi Christine, I bet this could work with chicken. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
I just had breakfast now I need to eat this. I love shrimp. Thank you.
We love shrimp too!! So good! I hope you love this recipe, Lori!
Tacos were amazingly good. Shrimps were still really crispy after adding the Bang Bang Sauce. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.
You’re welcome, Jo! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with me!
Hands down the best shrimp tacos I have ever had! Scrumptious!
Yummy! My favorite too! Thank you so much for sharing that great review with me!
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! 🙂
Hi Rose, here’s the recipe for Mac and Cheese.
Oh my goodness, these shrimp were perfection! There were NO leftovers. They were that good!
Aren’t they THE best!! I’m so happy you enjoyed that Andrea. Thank you for sharing that with us!
I LOVE this homemade bang bang shrimp tacos recipe! The shrimp is so easy to make and the sauce is AMAZING!
Yummy! They truly are the best! Thank you for sharing your lovely feedback with us, Valentina!
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! 🙂 😀
Oh my goodness that sounds amazing! Thanks for the suggestions. If I come up with something great, I will be sure to share it.
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.
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.