Bang Bang Sauce

Slightly tangy with a hint of spice this Bang Bang Sauce is the perfect creamy blend to drizzle on just about anything. Whether you’re making bang bang shrimp, a simple chicken, beef, or burgers, and certainly tacos you’ll want to keep some on hand to elevate any recipe.

Bang bang sauce dripping on a silver spoon into a bowl of sauce.

Why This Recipe Works

If you’ve ever dined at Bonefish Grill and indulged in their bang bang shrimp then you know how deliciously amazing this sauce is. With a slightly spicy, yet tangy, taste this creamy sauce can be made in minutes and is great on just about everything.

Most known for using in making Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos or just making bang bang shrimp as an appetizer but also good for using on chicken, burgers, and even seafood. You can use it as a dipping sauce for recipes such as Crispy Breaded Shrimp and fries, or it can be a delicious marinade for chicken, pork, or beef.

This sauce can be widely used and is extremely versatile, meaning you can change the ingredients to fit your dietary needs. Make it dairy-free, keto-friendly, or even just increase the heat with a little more sriracha.

Ingredients Needed

Bang bang sauce ingredients in various bowls.

Ingredient Notes:

  • Mayonnaise: this sauce has a mayonnaise base and I recommend using a full-fat plain mayonnaise. You can also use a vegan or plant-based option as well. For a healthier option you can also use Greek yogurt.
  • Sweet Chili Sauce: you’ll find this sauce in the ethnic section of your grocery store and it has a sweet and tangy taste that’s not spicy at all. If you’d like to use the exact same sauce as Bonefish Grill then you’ll need Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce.
  • Rice Vinegar: Adding in rice vinegar will not only thin the sauce a bit but it will also bring a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Sriracha Sauce: the main flavor in sriracha sauce is chilis, which is a thick sauce with a tiny bit of heat. You can also use hot sauce, but if you do you’ll want to omit the rice vinegar since hot sauce also has vinegar in it. If you like your bang bang sauce to be on the spicier side then you can add more.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Bang bang sauce process step 1.
  • Place the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha sauce into a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk the ingredients together until smooth and fully mixed.

Note: If you’re worried about this sauce being too spicy then first add the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and rice vinegar together, and then slowly add the amount of sriracha sauce you’d like.

How to Use it

Here are just some of the ways you can use this delicious sauce. The possibilities are really endless.

  • Shrimp: Using this sauce on shrimp is the most common way to enjoy it whether you use it as a dipping sauce or toss the shrimp in it completely.
  • Taco topping: if you make bang bang shrimp tacos you’ll have enough sauce leftover to drizzle on top of all your tacos. It makes a great taco sauce for just about any type of taco though, especially fish tacos.
  • Fry dipping sauce: there are endless fry sauces, but this should definately be one you try. It pairs perfectly with any kind of fry, especially sweet potato fries.
  • Chicken: you can use this sauce as a chicken marinade or sauce to drizzle on top, but it’a also great on chicken wings too.
  • Burgers: If you’re a fan of burger sauce then I recommend trying this next time you decide to grill some up. The tang taste takes burgers to the next level.
  • Seafood: Drizzle this on top of any kind of flakey fish or even try it on some crabcakes.
  • Vegetables: while it won’t make your vegetables healthier, but it will make them tastier.
  • Eggs: Try some on your morning eggs or use it in place of a hollandaise sauce for eggs benedict.

Storage Information

Place this sauce or any leftover sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge. It will last for 2 weeks to a month. Check the date of your mayonnaise to determine how long it will last.

I like to make a big batch of this sauce to use in multiple different recipes and when I do I keep it sealed in a half-pint jar with a lid. You can write the “best by” date directly on the lid so you know when it will go bad.

Bang bang sauce in a wooden bowl with a silver spoon.

Recipe Notes:

  • If your sauce is too thick then you can thin it out with some fresh-squeezed lime juice or even water. Carefully add 1 teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • To make a sweeter sauce whisk in 2 teaspoons of honey. This will not cut down on the spice though. To make the sauce seem less spicy squeeze in a little lemon juice, which surprisingly cuts down on the heat.
  • For a dairy-free version of this sauce, you can use vegan mayonnaise or even dairy-free plain Greek yogurt.
  • Make this sauce keto-friendly by swapping the sweet chili sauce for unsweetened garlic chili sauce.

If you made this Bang Bang Sauce I want to hear all about it! Share a photo and tag me on Instagram using @AimeeMarsLiving and #AimeeMars so I can see your beautiful work. Enjoy!

Bang bang sauce dripping off a spoon into a bowl of sauce.

Bang Bang Sauce

Slightly tangy with a hint of spice this Bang Bang Sauce is the perfect creamy blend to drizzle on just about anything. Whether you're making bang bang shrimp, a simple chicken, beef, or burgers, and certainly tacos you'll want to keep some on hand to elevate any recipe.
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 112kcal
Author: Aimee Mars

Equipment

  • 1 Wire Whisk
  • 1 Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha Sauce

Instructions

  • Place the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, and sriracha sauce in a medium-sized mixing bowl and whisk together using a wire whisk until smooth and combined.

Notes

  • If your sauce is too thick then you can thin it out with some fresh-squeezed lime juice or even water. Carefully add 1 teaspoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • To make a sweeter sauce whisk in 2 teaspoons of honey. This will not cut down on the spice though. To make the sauce seem less spicy squeeze in a little lemon juice, which surprisingly cuts down on the heat.
  • For a dairy-free version of this sauce, you can use vegan mayonnaise or even dairy-free plain Greek yogurt.
  • Make this sauce keto-friendly by swapping the sweet chili sauce for unsweetened garlic chili sauce.
 

Storage Information

Place this sauce or any leftover sauce in an air-tight container in the fridge. It will last for 2 weeks to a month. Check the date of your mayonnaise to determine how long it will last.
I like to make a big batch of this sauce to use in multiple different recipes and when I do I keep it sealed in a half-pint jar with a lid. You can write the “best by” date directly on the lid so you know when it will go bad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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