Bang Bang Shrimp


Amanda Kretschmer

  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes 
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes 
  • Total Time: 20 minutes 


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise  
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce  
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1-pound shrimp shelled and deveined  
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch 
  • canola oil for frying 


  1. In a small bowl add the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha and stir. 
  2. In a second bowl add the shrimp and buttermilk and stir to coat all the shrimp. 
  3. Remove from the buttermilk and let excess liquid drain away. 
  4. Coat the shrimp in cornstarch. 
  5. In a heavy bottomed pan add 2-3 inches of canola oil and heat to 375 degrees 
  6. Fry the shrimp until lightly brown, 1-2 minutes on each side. 
  7. Once fried coat with the sauce and serve immediately. 

This recipe was very good, except for the fact that the first few batches of shrimp were overcooked because 1-2 minutes was too long. I recommend cooking them for 20-30 seconds on each side, so they don’t burn and don’t get too hard. Once I figured out the right amount of time to fry them, they were delicious. If you love a little spice, this recipe is the perfect dinner for your family. There was plenty of shrimp and it was very filling.