This Keto Bang Bang Shrimp made by frying tender lightly breaded shrimp, tossed in a homemade Bang Bang Sauce is a copycat version of the Bonefish Grill favorite!
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- ❤️ Why You'll Love this Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
- 🛒 Ingredients in Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
- 🔪 How to Make Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴 What to Serve with Bang Bang Shrimp
- 💡 Tips for Making the Best Shrimp
- How Many Carbs are in Bang Bang Shrimp?
- Is shrimp OK on Keto?
- Is Bang Bang Shrimp Spicy?
- What is Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce Made of?
- Is Bang Bang Sauce and Yum Yum Sauce the Same Thing?
- Why Do They Call it Bang Bang Shrimp?
- What Nationality is Bang Bang Sauce?
- 🍽️ More Keto Shrimp Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love this Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
- Perfectly crispy shrimp fried, then tossed in classic bang bang sauce
- Bold bang bang sauce using just a few ingredients
- Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp copycat low carb version
- Family friendly
Note: I heard some of you were having trouble with the breading mixture in this recipe, so I've completely re-worked it and had great results! I've also recorded a new video and included it in the recipe card below.
Bang Bang was one of my favorite dishes before I started Keto! I made a few adjustments to my previous recipe to make it Keto friendly and it is certainly not lacking that wonderful flavor! It's easy to throw together and serve when you are pressed for time, and delivers a spicy kick!
The real star of this show is the Bang Bang Sauce! Use it to make Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Bang Bang Sauce and even use it in Bang Bang Salmon Cakes! Both are absolutely delicious and definitely worth trying!
🛒 Ingredients in Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
Add the Bang Bang Sauce ingredients to a small mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour and oat fiber, then set it aside.
Dip each of the shrimp into the flour mixture and set aside. Don't press the shrimp into the mixture, instead give it a light coating, shaking off any excess.
Fry the shrimp in Keto friendly oil over medium heat, for just a couple of minutes on each side. Set aside for them to drain on paper towels.
Drizzle the bang bang sauce over the top and serve.
☑️ Storage Instructions
Store leftover Bang Bang Shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze.
🍴 What to Serve with Bang Bang Shrimp
These are some of my favorite pairings to make with Bang Bang Shrimp:
- Bang Bang Coleslaw
- Lime Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
- Thai Cucumber Salad
- Lime Cilantro Broccoli Slaw
- Coconut Cauliflower Rice
💡 Tips for Making the Best Shrimp
- If you're cooking them the same day you buy them, select fresh, wild caught shrimp. Fresh shrimp have a short shelf life, so they'll need to be cooked fairly soon.
- The biggest mistake made with shrimp, is overcooking them. Shrimp only take a few minutes to fully cook, so don't walk away once you put them on the heat.
- You want to avoid shrimp with a strong "shrimpy," or ammonia-like smell or those with a slimy or soft texture.
- If you have to buy frozen, look at the ingredients. It should just say, "shrimp and water."
- Don't throw out the shells. That's right, save them! Freeze them and make seafood stock with them at a later time. You won't believe how much flavor is in those shells!
- To safely defrost shrimp, place in the fridge overnight or you can place frozen shrimp in the sink in cold water until thawed. Never thaw out shrimp by allowing to sit out on the counter.
How Many Carbs are in Bang Bang Shrimp?
Shrimp are very low in carbs. In fact, there's approximately 1 gram of carbohydrates in 6 ounces of cooked shrimp!
Is shrimp OK on Keto?
Absolutely! Not only are shrimp very low carb and low calorie, they're packed with nutrition. The amount of protein in shrimp is very impressive, making up over 70% of their calories.
They're a good source of selenium, B12 and iron. If you'd like to read more about the nutrition in shrimp, check out this article on Healthline.com.
Is Bang Bang Shrimp Spicy?
Yes, it does have a little spice to it, from the sriracha and sambal. If you'd like to tone down the level of heat a bit, just use a little more mayonnaise and slightly less sriracha.
What is Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce Made of?
This low carb copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp sauce has mayonnaise, sriracha, sambal and a little sweetener.
Is Bang Bang Sauce and Yum Yum Sauce the Same Thing?
No, though they are similar, Bang Bang Sauce has a slightly sweeter flavor from the Thai chili sauce (and in this low carb version, the sweetener added), where Yum Yum Sauce is less sweet and more savory due to the tomato paste.
Why Do They Call it Bang Bang Shrimp?
It's named for the kick of spice from the sriracha and sambal in the sauce.
What Nationality is Bang Bang Sauce?
The sauce is widely known as having Chinese and also Thai origins.
🍽️ More Keto Shrimp Recipes
- Grilled Lime Cilantro Shrimp Skewers
- Shrimp alla Vodka
- Creamy Shrimp Alfredo
- Keto Shrimp Scampi with Cauliflower Rice
- Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
- Keto Fried Shrimp
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Keto Bang Bang Shrimp
- In a separate bowl, add the almond flour and oat fiber and whisk to combine.
- Dip each of the shrimp into the flour mixture and set aside. Don't press the shrimp into the mixture, instead give it a light coating, shaking off any excess.
- Fry the shrimp in a large skillet with Keto friendly oil over medium heat, for just a couple of minutes on each side. Set aside for them to drain on paper towels. Drizzle the bang bang sauce over the top and serve.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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*Originally published on April 30, 2018, updated on January 23, 2024 with improvements to the recipe, photos, new recipe information and helpful tips.