Bang Bang Shrimp… Boom Boom Shrimp… what ever you call it, it’s AMAZING!

This shrimp recipe is a game changer!


I was so excited after a co-worker told me about this recipe by 40Aprons. This spicy shrimp recipe immediately registered as my kinda food! Since I didn’t have all the paleo-friendly ingredients on hand, I decided to make my own version with what I did have in my pantry. The final product was a truly scrumptious shrimp dish that makes a fun appetizer or even a quick weeknight dinner. One of my kids kept calling it “Boom Boom Shrimp” so I decided my version should pay homage to both versions.

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Bang Boom Shrimp

This shrimp dish was a truly scrumptious dish that makes a fun appetizer or even a quick weeknight dinner.
4.80 from 5 votes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 2 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or grated with a Microplane
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 pound large raw shrimp peeled + deveined, rinsed + patted dry
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • Sesame seeds and chopped scallions for garnish


  • Combine mayo, ketchup, Sriracha, soy sauce and garlic in a medium bowl and whisk to combine and set aside.
  • Place beaten egg in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt.
  • Working in batches, dredge the shrimp in egg wash, followed by flour mixture.
  • Shake off excess flour and place shrimp on a plate or sheet pan.
  • In a large skillet heat oil to 325 degrees F.
  • Place 4 or 5 shrimp at a time in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and shrimp is opaque.
  • Remove from oil and set on a paper towel-lined plate or sheet pan to drain.
  • Repeat with remaining shrimp.
  • Once all shrimp are cooked, add them to the bowl with the sauce and toss gently to coat. Pour on to a platter and garnish with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve immediately.


Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 26gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 234mgSodium: 432mgFiber: 0gSugar: 1g
Keyword bang bang shrimp
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