You are going to love this light and crispy Bang Bang Shrimp copycat from Bonefish grill. The sauce is incredible. We love spicing it up with a little extra Sriracha.
Woke up this morning and it was a whopping -4 degrees (wind chill made it -14)! Um.. NO THANKS! This cold weather is killing me! I have been making lots of soups and spicy dishes (like this one) to keep us warm. If you are looking for a slightly spicy (don’t worry, it’s really not THAT spicy) recipe to keep you and your family warm during this little cold spell, this recipe is for you.
This Bang Bang Shrimp is simply AMAZING (I seem to use that adjective a lot ..) Bang Bang Shrimp is an appetizer served at Bonefish Grill and I LOVE it. It is always hard for me to justify buying appetizers at restaurants. They are usually so overpriced for what you get! Most of the time I will buy it once and if I love it, I will go home and duplicate it so I can make WAY more for the same price.
Even though this is typically served as an appetizer, I usually serve it as a main dish with rice and steamed veggies. If you want to make it with chicken (the way my kids like it best) just use little pieces of chicken instead. I cut it up so it is about the size of chicken nuggets.
For the sauce… I have made it slightly different each time. I use sweet chili sauce (like Mae Ploy brand) instead of Sriracha if I am feeding it to my kids (and then pour on the Sriracha on my own dish). If I am just making it for the hubbs and me… I double the Sriracha. One time I did half Sriracha, half sweet chili sauce. You be the judge on how much heat you can handle. In my opinion the original recipe isn’t that spicy but I am a big fan of spicy… so again, you be the judge and make changes accordingly. (recipe adapted from Restaurant Recipes Blog)
(Serves 2-4 as an appetizer, serves 2-3 as a main dish)
*If doubling the recipe, only do 1 1/2 times the sauce*