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Bang Bang Shrimp

This Bang Bang Shrimp is crispy, crunchy and utterly delicious! Battered jumbo shrimp, coated in Panko breadcrumbs fried or baked to perfection and served with the super simple bang bang sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bang bang shrimp, shrimp recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 409kcal


For Shrimp

  • 1 pound shrimp large or jumbo, cleaned and deveined
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • oil for frying

For Sauce


  • Mix all ingredients for the sauce together and refrigerate until ready for serving.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. To the bowl add the hot sauce, egg, buttermilk and whisk until you have a smooth batter. 
  • Add the shrimp to the bowl, toss to make sure each piece is coated in the batter and set aside.
  • In another bowl add about a cup of Panko breadcrumbs.
  • Coat each shrimp with breadcrumbs, add more breadcrumbs as needed.
  • Heat oil in a skillet. Once the oil is hot, fry the shrimp for 2 minutes on each side till they are a light golden brown. You may need to do this in batches so as to not overcrowd the shrimp. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate lined with paper towels and pat any extra oil.
  • Drizzle shrimp with sauce and serve.



Baking Instructions: To bake them preheat your oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the breaded shrimp on the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, then flip the shrimp over and bake for another 5 minutes or until the breadcrumbs turn golden.
Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 337mg | Sodium: 1461mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 3.9mg