Crunchy Bang Bang Shrimp has a multitude of uses. You can put it in a taco, on a salad, next to rice, or mixed in with pasta. The fried shrimp is tasty on its own, but when you add the sweet-spicy sauce, it takes the crustaceans to the next level. Even timid seafood eaters will love Bang Bang Shrimp; it’s explosively good twice over!
Ingredients• 1/2 cup mayonnaise • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined • 1/2 cup buttermilk • 3/4 cup cornstarch • canola oil, for frying
Combine the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, and sriracha in a small mixing bowl.
In a separate mixing bowl, toss the shrimp in the buttermilk. Once coated, remove the shrimp from the buttermilk and allow any excess to drip off the shrimp.
In another bowl, toss the shrimp in the cornstarch.
Add 2-3 inches of canola oil to a pot or Dutch oven and heat to 375 degrees F on the stovetop. Continue to check the temperature of the oil throughout the cooking process.
Fry the shrimp in batches until somewhat brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side.
Place the fried shrimp on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Coat the shrimp with the sauce and serve immediately.