Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Bonefish Grill Copycat) Recipe

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Herbert Published: March 12, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos (Bonefish Grill Copycat)

These delicious Bonefish Grill-style shrimp tacos marinate the seafood in buttermilk before frying. They’re served with veggies and creamy spiced sauce.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 1cupmayonnaise
  • ¼cupchili garlic sauce
  • 1tspSriracha sauce,optional

For Shrimp:

  • lbsextra large shrimp,(26-30 count), peeled and deveined
  • 1cupbuttermilk
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ½cupcornstarch
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspblack pepper
  • 6cupsvegetable oil,for frying

For Serving:

  • 10taco-sized flour tortillas,or Bibb lettuce leaves, warmed
  • 8ozcabbage,(about 3 cups), shredded
  • radishes,thinly sliced
  • jalapeño peppers,thinly sliced
  • green onions,sliced
  • cilantro,chopped

Instructions

Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, chili garlic sauce, and sriracha together until blended. Store up to 2 days in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Shrimp:

  1. In a separate bowl, marinate the shrimp in the buttermilk for 20 minutes.

  2. Combine the flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.

  3. Set a cooling rack on top of a sheet pan on which to place the breaded shrimp prior to frying. (This helps achieve a crispy coating on the shrimp).

  4. Set up a draining station as well by lining another sheet pan with a thick layer of paper towels. (Or use another cooling rack to set over the sheet pan).

  5. Set the oven to 200 degrees F.

  6. While the oil heats, drain the buttermilk and toss the shrimp, in batches, in the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour and arrange the shrimp on the cooling rack to “dry out” while heating the frying oil.

  7. Place a thermometer in a wide, deep pot, such as a Dutch oven, and add the oil. Heat over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees F. (This will take about 20 minutes.)

  8. Add a handful of the shrimp to the hot oil, and after a minute of frying, use a slotted spoon to stir and separate the shrimp; they like to stick together. Fry for 4 to 4½ minutes, or until the shrimp are golden brown.

  9. Remove the shrimp from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on the draining rack/pan. Place the cooked shrimp in the warm oven.

  10. Continue frying the remaining shrimp in batches. Remember to let the oil come back up to 350 degrees F in between batches.

  11. Once all of the shrimp has been fried, toss it all in 1 cup of the sauce. Reserve the remaining sauce for drizzling on top of the tacos.

To Assemble:

  1. Fill the warmed tortillas with a handful of shredded cabbage, then top the cabbage with the shrimp, then more sauce (if desired).

  2. Garnish the tacos with sliced radishes, jalapeños, green onions, and the chopped cilantro, then serve. These tacos are best enjoyed right away.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 2759.91kcal
  • Fat: 261.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.60g
  • Trans Fat: 1.75g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 172.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 58.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 81.16g
  • Fiber: 4.16g
  • Sugar: 5.53g
  • Protein: 27.56g
  • Cholesterol: 159.53mg
  • Sodium: 1559.59mg
  • Calcium: 276.45mg
  • Potassium: 451.22mg
  • Iron: 4.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 88.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.59mg
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