When you can’t get to Bonefish Grill, you can make these Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos for a quick and easy fix! These crunchy fried shrimp are covered with a sweet and spicy sauce that will keep you craving!
I must warn you, these Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are extremely addicting and a definite crowd pleaser.
Okay, I must admit something to you all…
Ugh, I’m ashamed to admit this to you guys…
But, I never had “Bang Bang Shrimp” from Bonefish Grill.
I KNOW! I KNOW!
How can I make a recipe based on the originator of Bang Bang Shrimp, if I never actually had Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill?! Yes, it is a pickle, I’d agree. However, I think I can redeem myself by saying, I never had Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill, but I did have it at a sports bar somewhere and I was sold! I knew when I had it for the first time some years ago, I was going to have to try it again. Luckily, I figure out how to make it at home and I’m sharing the recipe with you guys.
How to build the perfect Bang Bang Shrimp Taco
Building the perfect taco is really not that complicated. You have to start with a base and typically those options are a soft taco tortilla, hard taco shell, corn tortilla shell, or, in some cases, lettuce leaves. Now, I do not have the credentials to tell you which shell you should choose for certain tacos. However, I will say it really depends on your audience in my opinion. Whatever you do, just be sure to always warm up the shells before serving. For this recipe, I used Mission Soft Tortilla Street Taco shells.
Next, you cook your protein. In the case of these Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, I fried the shrimp in some cornstarch but you can also fry the shrimp in bread crumbs. Be sure your protein is flavored very well. Then, you choose a bed for your protein. When I say “bed” I mean lettuce or cabbage. Be sure to dress your bed in a coating for more flavor. Typically an acidic coating will help balance the fat in the protein and the other ingredients you may add.
Finally, be sure to come up with a delicious sauce for your tacos. The more flavor the better! For these Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, I tossed some cabbage with a little mayo, honey, lime juice, lime zest, and cilantro. So my tacos had all of the elements of what it takes to have an amazing taco.
These Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce made with mayo, Siracha, and chili sauce. That’s it! You know me. Gotta keep it simple. If you follow this recipe, you won’t be disappointed. Also, feel free to try my Crispy Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw too!Print