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Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Calories: 337
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (21 reviews)

Menu Description: "Tender, crispy wild gulf shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce."

Bonefish Grill proudly refers to this appetizer as the "house specialty." And why not, it's an attractive dish with bang-up flavor, especially if you like your food on the spicy side. The heat comes from the secret sauce blend that's flavored with chili garlic sauce, also known as sambal. You can find this bright red sauce near the Asian foods in your market - and while you're there, pick up some rice vinegar. Once the sauce is made, you coat the shrimp in a simple seasoned breading, fry them to a nice golden brown, toss them gently in the sauce, and then serve them up on a bed of mixed greens to hungry folks who, hopefully, have a cool drink nearby to mellow the sting.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3" by Todd Wilbur.

Spicy Sauce
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Spot On!
Bob Z.  
Submitted on: 03/18/14
Went to Bonefish grill last week, came home and got the recipe. Finally made it. It's perfect. just the right crunchy consistency for the breading when using a deep fryer (recommended). Only difference was that I used Sriracha. A little spicier than Bonefish Grill, but I didn't think theirs was spicy at all. 5 Star all the way.
Bang Bang Shrimp
Sherry Knisley  
Submitted on: 07/04/13
This is the absolutely best! I have made it about 6 times and we love it. It is a complete meal for us with adding extra sauce and shrimp. Todd Wilbur, you are the best! Keep up the good work and thanks for sending those emails!
A winner
Submitted on: 03/28/13
We make this twice a month. The whole family loves this meal. The sauce is great in seared tuna too!
Bang Bang Shrimp
Submitted on: 10/28/12
I purchased this recipe a couple weeks ago and have made it twice already because we loved it so much. While making it the first time, I saw the directions for making it ahead and freezing it. The second time I made it, I made it with smaller shrimp to take to a party, and doubled the recipe. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe.I sent them to this website. I am hoping they get hooked on other recipes like I am. I would recommend using large shrimp (less to peel), but smaller worked just fine.
Submitted on: 06/30/10
This is an excellent recipe!! My family loves when I make this and rave for days..
Marsha, AL  
Submitted on: 06/26/09
I absolutely LOVE the Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp, and my boyfriend has never been, so when I found this recipe I couldn't wait to try it. We both love this recipe; I was told that I WOULD be making this again! :)
Submitted on: 05/16/09
My boyfriend and I go to Bonefish all the time and all I want to order is Bang Bang Shrimp , so when I found this recipe and tried it , I was supprised how much it was like Bonefish. I think it is better the next day , after it sits in the sauce for a while . All of my friends that have tried it love it as much as we do. Thanks for the recipe.
Submitted on: 12/26/08
My husband and I tried maybe 5-7 other 'clone recipies' we found online and they were disgusting... like, we HAVE to eat this? We'd break down and go drop $100 on dinner when all we really wanted from Bonefish was the bang bang shrimp. I am SO GLAD we found this website! This recipe is AMAZING! I remember the actual bang bang shrimp being a little more spicy, but maybe thats because I couldnt find the right chili sauce... it wasnt that same brand. I'll keep looking - I seriously love this recipe though! Worth so much more than the 79 cents!!!
Submitted on: 07/02/08
This recipe was perfect, everyone who i made it for said it tasted like the actual bonefish grill shrimp, and i didnt believe it untill i tried it and man they were right. and it wasnt even that hard to make. i recommend this to everyone, $.79 well spent.
Submitted on: 02/17/08
My family joyfully exclaimed that this was the BEST shrimp they had ever tasted...ANYWHERE! (Yeah, I kinda got the bighead) They insisted I make it the very next week. Since I rarely fry (too labor intensive) my preteen son and teenage daugher offered to help me! (Yeah, they wanted it that much!) We had so much fun battering and frying! I changed it just a tad by NOT coating the shrimp with the sauce in the final stage, we just happily dipped. Make it today! You won't be sorry!!!
Submitted on: 01/22/08
This recipe was awesome! It was a little bit hard to find the sambal sauce, but other then that. . no complaints! I thought that they tasted very similar to the Bonefish Grill. Not perfect, but they were still really good!!
Submitted on: 01/21/08
I followed this recipe to the letter, I believe, and found it to be nothing like the Bsng-Bang Shrimp at our local Bonefish Grill. The breading was way too hard - I think what they use at our local place is just a dusting of cornstarch and maybe some seasoning (no crunchy stuff!) The sauce was not bad, although what I had on hand to use was Asian Chili-garlic paste. I don't know if it's just plain hotter than the sauce Todd used, but it was too hot even for my husband who always orders food as spicy hot as possible. I usually love TSR recipes, but I think they really missed the mark on this one.
Submitted on: 10/03/07
This recipe is awesome! I love the crunchy breading outside and tender inside of the shrimp. The sauce needed a little zip, so I added a few shots of hot sauce and it was delicious. A perfect clone!
Submitted on: 08/16/07
I just don't think this recipe tastes anything like Bonefish. My local Bonefish doesn't use any panko and I found that the shrimp became soggy and the sauce wasn't right either. I'll try again, but overall, I just wasn't happy. I don't regret the .79, but for me? Trying to duplicate the shrimp is still elusive.
Submitted on: 05/20/07
So awesome! These shrimp are the main reason I go to Bonefish. They were easy to make and I've never made fried shrimp before. My kids and hubby loved them.
Margaret Armentrout  
Submitted on: 04/17/07
Dead ringer! I went to Bonefish Grill last night and had the Bang Bang Shrimp so that I could compare. Thanks, we love it.
Submitted on: 04/15/07
Ok . . . I've been trying to duplicate the Bang Bang shrimp recipe from Bonefish since the first time we had it - about 3 years ago. I'm happy to say that this recipe is DEAD ON!!! We buy frozen breaded butterflied shrimp and deep fry them, remove the tails and toss in this sauce. Fabulous. Everyone wants the recipe regardless of whether or not they've been to Bonefish. You can buy the chili garlic sauce in the Asian food section at SuperTarget. We get the shrimp at Sams Club or Costco. I've even tried it with popcorn shrimp that you bake in the oven. Not as much work, but not as good as the deep fried.
Submitted on: 03/20/07
The first time I made this, I used a garlic chilli sauce that was medium from my local grocery. Not near hot enough. From the international market I got hot garlic chilli sauce and that made all the difference. This recipe is dead on!
Linda Bocchetto  
Submitted on: 03/08/07
The breading is fantastic! I will add a little more garlic chili sauce to the mix next time I make it, not quite as hot as the real thing. Over-all, I am very pleased with this clone.
Submitted on: 03/07/07
Best appetizer we have had. So glad we now have the recipe.
bang bang shrimp  
Submitted on: 03/07/07
Followed recipe exactly. Fantastic. Never visited their restaurant so can't compare, but a wonderful recipe. Used as a main course over rice. Thank you Todd.