Bang Bang Sauce is a sweet and spicy, creamy sauce for seafood (especially crispy shrimp), chicken, or vegetables. It’s the best Bonefish Grill copycat recipe for bang bang sauce!
Get ready to have a new favorite condiment in the house! Made with only 4 ingredients, this homemade sauce is better than the famous Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer sauce.
No matter what kind of condiments you’re into, there is no shortage of sauces and dressings here! Check out other fan favorite dipping sauce likes Big Mac Sauce, Homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce, Crab Cake Sauce, and Chili Garlic Sauce.
What is Bang Bang Sauce?
Made popular by Bonefish Grill and their Bang Bang shrimp appetizer. Bang Bang Sauce (sometimes called boom boom sauce) is a creamy sauce and also a spicy sauce that features a sweet and spicy kick!
Similar to a hot sauce, but so much better, this homemade version of a popular condiment is perfect for every dish.
Whether you are topping cooked protein like shrimp or enjoying it with raw or roasted vegetables, this sauce is made to be enjoyed with everything.
Homemade Bang Bang Sauce Recipe
This sauce is very easy to make from scratch because it uses pantry staple ingredients and only takes a couple of minutes to whip together.
For this recipe, you will need mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and paprika. The paprika is optional, but I really enjoy it.
How to make Sriracha Sauce
While your main dish is cooking, grab your ingredients and a small bowl and combine mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and paprika (if using).
Whisk together until well incorporated. Depending on how much sauce you are making, you might need a larger bowl. This recipe will make about 1 cup.
Once the sauce is done, serve over shrimp tacos, dip your Crispy French Fries in it, or drizzle over a Veggie Burger!
Why is it called Bang Bang Sauce?
“Bang Bang” comes from a popular Chinese chicken dish, Bang Bang Chicken, made by street vendors in the Szechuan region of China.
It slowly took off in the United States through recipe adaptation and variation, however, it got its name because of the kick from the Thai sweet chili sauce that is used to make it.
Is Bang Bang Sauce the same as Yum Yum Sauce?
This sauce is not the same as Yum Yum Sauce.
Yum Yum Sauce is an easy sauce to make with simple ingredients like mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, paprika, and usually some water to get the right consistency.
What to Eat with Bang Bang Sauce
This is truly a versatile sauce with so many delicious ways to enjoy it! Serve your sauce with Shrimp Tacos, Tuna Poke Nachos, calamari, or drizzle on top of crispy chicken!
Looking for more ways to enjoy this delicious sauce? Check out some favorites like:
- Zucchini Fries
- Air fryer shrimp
- Crispy cauliflower
- Chicken wings
- Onion Rings
- Chicken Nuggets
- Tater Tots
- Crispy Potatoes
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How to Store Leftover Sauce
This homemade sauce is easy to make and even easier to store! Grab an airtight container and toss it in the fridge. The sauce will last for about 2 weeks.
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Bang Bang Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1/4 cup sriracha
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika, optional
- In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, sriracha and paprika (if using).
- Serve bang bang sauce over shrimp, tacos, or pasta.
- This recipe makes about 1 cup.
- Serving size is roughly 1 tablespoon.
This is such a delicious sauce, I’d never thought to make it myself! I’ve been using it to drizzle over potatoes and that makes a really good side dish. Thanks for the recipe!
Yum! I haven’t tried it with potatoes yet but that sounds great.
Can’t believe it’s so easy to make this sauce at home. I am making it as a barbecue dip this weekend for kebabs.
Bang Bang sauce is the absolute best sauce for everything! I loved this recipe and dip even my chicken it it! Yum!
My favourite sauce. I want to put it on everything.
This was amazing and such a treat! Thank you! Everyone in my family loved it.