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Homemade Bang Bang Sauce (Copycat Recipe)

Homemade Bang Bang Sauce recipe offers a SWEET and SPICY flavor kick to any dish, especially CRISPY shrimp! Just 3 ingredients are all you need to make this easy dipping sauce

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Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer, bang bang shrimp, is my favorite thing to eat when I go there. It is a tasty combination of crispy and juicy shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce.

Band Bang Sauce

Being known for a signature dish is awesome and I can tell why everyone loves it. The sauce they pair with it!

If you have ever had this sauce, you know the addictive flavors it offers.

What is the difference between Bang Bang Sauce and Boom Boom Sauce?

Bang bang sauce and boom boom sauce might sound familiar in name, but they are totally different in flavor.

Bang bang sauce is sweet and spicy, and boom boom offers a more vinegar-based tangy flavor because it contains mustard.

Both sauces are delicious but when I think of making fried shrimp, I always think of Band Bang.

Whip up this easy condiment to drizzle on your shrimp, chicken, and veggies or as a dipping sauce for your favorite french fries and tater tots!

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Mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha are all that is required. Mix up these three ingredients and watch it transform into one sauce you will want to use on everything.  

What is Bang Bang Sauce made of?

Mayonnaise: Feel free to use fat free, olive oil based, or Kewpie is extra creamy:) You can also use yogurt (but might be tad extra tangy)

Sweet Chili Sauce: This is the most important part of the list, since there is only three, don’t skip on this ingredient or try to substitute!

Sriracha: Others use a chili garlic sauce, but I think the garlic tends to over power the chili flavor so I like Sriracha. I have also tried Tabasco and it turns out great but any hot sauce will do really.

If you like the garlic flavor, add a teaspoon of garlic powder to it. I don’t think it needs salt and pepper, but feel free toad some if you like.

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How to make Bang Bang Sauce

  1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use.

See how easy that it!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

How long does it last in the fridge?

If you store this sauce in the fridge in an airtight container, you will find it can last up to 10 days in the fridge.

Just stir the spicy, creamy sauce in between each use, and then serve. 

Can you freeze it?

Due to the mayonnaise in the sauce, you should not freeze the sauce. You will find it can curdle a bit and separate once the sauce has thawed from being frozen. 

I recommend making only what you plan to make and use before the sauce expires.

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Is it spicy?

It is spicy due to the Sriracha and the chili sauce. The chili sauce gives it a sweet flavor mixed with spicy. Battered and fried shrimp smothered in this spicy and sweet sauce is the perfect combination of the two. 

Is it healthy or diet friendly?

This sauce isn’t completely healthy as it is full of mayo and a Thai sweet chili sauce.

To make it healthier is to reach for plain Greek yogurt in replace of the mayonnaise. This will make the bang bang sauce a little more diet friendly. 

What do you use Boom Boom Sauce on?

This is a versatile sauce that can be used on so much. Get creative and have fun as there are tons of ways to use this sauce.

Add a small bowl to a party platter and see what everyone dips in!

jar of sauce with drips

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Whip up a batch of this copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang sauce and start adding it to all your favorite dishes!

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Bang Bang Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Bang Bang Sauce recipe offers a SWEET and SPICY flavor kick to any dish, especially CRISPY shrimp!



  1. Add all three ingredients in a bowl and whisk to completely combine.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use!
  3. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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