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Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Inspired by a wonderful date night at Bonefish Grill, these Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos are my version of one of their famous signature dishes! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, Tacos
Servings: 8 tacos
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 red onion peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 whole cucumber peeled and grated on the largest holes of the box grater
  • 1 whole carrot peeled and grated on the largest holes of the box grater
  • 1 whole lime zested and juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 whole egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 pounds large shrimp peeled and deveined with the tails removed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch chili powder
  • 8 whole soft taco shells
  1. First, prepare the Asian slaw. Combine the sliced red onion, grated carrot, grated cucumber, salt, lime juice, lime zest and soy sauce. Stir them together thoroughly and set it aside. Let the flavors all marinate together and marry while you prepare the sauce and shrimp.
  2. Now, my version of bang bang sauce is basically a glorified Asian mayo. Wrap the bottom of a mixing bowl in a cold, wet towel. This is going to help the sauce emulsify together. In that bowl combine the egg yolk, vinegar, salt, Chinese five spice, Dijon and Sriracha. Whisk it all together thoroughly. While you are still whisking, slowly pour all of the oil in and let it emulsify together into a gorgeous mayo sauce.
  3. The last component to prepare is the shrimp. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook the shrimp in the oil just until they are pink and opaque on both sides. It should take about 4-5 minutes. While they cook, season them with the salt and chili powder. Take the pan off of the heat.
  4. Assemble the tacos by warming the tortillas for 10-15 seconds on a plate in the microwave. Fill each taco with 5-6 shrimp, then spoon a couple of spoonfuls of bang bang sauce over the hot shrimp. Top them with a nice big scoop of the Asian slaw. Serve them immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5.6g35%
Cholesterol 247mg82%
Sodium 483mg21%
Potassium 319mg9%
Carbohydrates 17.4g6%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 2.3g3%
Protein 26.5g53%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.