Get ready to dive into this irresistible homemade Bang Bang Sauce recipe. Made with mayo, chili sauce, and sriracha, this copycat Bonefish grill sauce is our go-to sauce for shrimp, chicken, and all things seafood. It takes any dinner to the next level!
After recipe-testing different sauces from Aldi, Walmart, and Joyce's Lulu, we finally got the perfect combination of flavors. This is the best copycat version you'll ever need or want. My family asks for a family dinner with this sauce once a week!
Make this Thai inspired diy dressing for an easy homemade meal. We just had it with some pan fried shrimp and it was jaw dropping good. This sauce adds to any Asian dinner or seafood dish.
You'll also want to try our other homemade sauces like Buffalo Sauce, Cajun Butter Sauce, Cocktail Sauce Recipe, and Smoky Red Pepper Crema. Don't forget to try our copycat Wingstop Ranch Recipe, and homemade Tartar Sauce. Make a fancier meal with our Bearnaise Sauce.
It's the best when you can make your own homemade sauce, especially a copycat sauce. Lucky for us, this Bang Bang Sauce is made with simple ingredients.
- Mayonnaise- This is a mayonnaise-based sauce. The creamy texture of the mayonnaise combined with the other sauces make this spicy sauce amazing.
- Sweet Thai Chili Sauce- This sauce gives bang bang shrimp it's iconic taste. This ingredient makes it different from yum yum sauce.
- Sriracha- You can adjust the amount of sriracha sauce to make the sauce spicy or mild. This ingredient is the difference between the mustard/vinegar-based boom boom sauce.
- Rice vinegar-Asian inspired dishes taste better with rice vinegar! This recipe is no exception.
See recipe card for quantities.
How To Make Bang Bang Sauce
To say we are obsessed with this recipe would be an understatement! What makes it even better is how easy it is to make.
Combine all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl.
With a whisk, whisk the ingredients together until a smooth sauce is formed. Use with your favorite shrimp, chicken, or stir fry dishes.
Hint: If you aren't using right away, put in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- Spicy- We noticed that trader joe's makes this sauce on the spicer side. To make it spicy, add more sriracha til it's spicy enough
- Tangy- Make this a tangy sauce by using ½ plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo. Then add 1-2 teaspoons lemon juice. This also makes for a great bang bang sauce without mayo. Instead of Greek yogurt, you can also try sour cream.
- If you don't want to use bang bang sauce, you can use Yum Yum Sauce for a similar flavor profile.
How to Serve
We have used this sauce from a dipping sauce to a marinade. Take a culinary tour by making it the perfect chicken sauce or shrimp sauce, or it can be tossed with noodles or ramen noodles. Add flavor to a stir-fry dish or dip egg rolls and breaded shrimp.
One our favorite dishes to eat this with is of course, Bang Bang Shrimp. But it can also pair with fish tacos, peanut chicken, salmon, and vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower. My kid's favorite way to eat this sauce is by dipping coconut chicken fingers into the homemade sauce. Try this sauce with Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi.
Storing Bang Bang Sauce
Store prepared diy sauce in an airtight container for 3-4 days. When ready to serve, stir with the spoon to make sure the flavors are well mixed. Because of the mayo, this sauce does not freeze well. It looses it's texture when it thaws.
This sauce can be used for so many dishes. Don't be shy to dip proteins like shrimp, chicken and even tofu. It also pairs well with noodles, egg rolls, and other Asian inspired dishes.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Bang Bang Sauce
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sweet Thai chili sauce
- 2-4 teaspoons sriracha see notes below
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- salt optional, to taste
- Combine mayonnaise, sweet Thai chili sauce, sriracha and rice vinegar together in a bowl until well combined. Add a touch of salt, if desired. See pictures above for texture.
- This amount of sauce is for 1 pound of shrimp
- To make Bang Bang Shrimp: Fry shrimp then immediately coat in bang bang sauce and serve.
- The sriracha is totally flexible. We like things spicy in our house so usually go for 3-4 teaspoons. If you are sensitive to spicy things, start with ½ teaspoon and go from there.
- Salt is totally optional. I don't usually add it, but when I do I really enjoy the flavor. Start with about 1/16 teaspoon.