Bang Bang Sauce (Bonefish Grill Copycat Recipe)

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Bang Bang Sauce is sweet, spicy, creamy, and a perfect sauce for seafood, meat, and vegetables. It’s such a delicious and easy sauce to drizzle and dip for all kinds of dishes. It may be known as the sauce for the Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer, but this homemade version is even better!

We've been seriously obsessed with this sauce. Especially Grey, he freakin' loves the stuff with almost anything.

I featured it in my Bang Bang Chicken recipe not too long ago, but I got a couple DMs asking if I can just have the sauce recipe up.

Sure. Works for me, works for you, and works for my dinner.

Bang Bang Sauce is sweet, spicy, creamy, and a perfect sauce for seafood, meat, and vegetables. It’s such a delicious and easy sauce to drizzle and dip for all kinds of dishes. This Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce may be known for the Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer, but this homemade version is even better! 

So what is Bang Bang Sauce?

Bang Bang Sauce is famous for coating Bonefish Grill’s popular Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer. It’s sweet and savory, and made with mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, sriracha (or your favorite hot sauce), and a little honey.

At Bonefish Grill, they use a specific brand of Thai sweet chili sauce. Luckily, it’s readily available on Amazon and in Asian markets.

To make it, all you need is to mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and keep it covered in the fridge until ready to use! Literally done in under a minute!

Bang Bang Sauce is sweet, spicy, creamy, and a perfect sauce for seafood, meat, and vegetables. It’s such a delicious and easy sauce to drizzle and dip for all kinds of dishes. This Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce may be known for the Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer, but this homemade version is even better! 

Is this sauce healthy or diet friendly?

I know, a big dollop of mayo isn’t exactly the healthiest thing with the saturated fat and all. You can replace the mayonnaise with equal parts Greek yogurt instead.

As for making it Keto, you can leave out the honey, use Keto-friendly mayo, and garlic chili sauce instead of sweet chili sauce.

Overhead shot of both bang bang sauce and bang bang chicken on Sweet Tea and Thyme | www.sweetteaandthyme.com

For such a simple sauce, it's a powerhouse of flavor. Toss it in pasta, shrimp, chicken, dip veggies, use in poke, I mean, it's so diverse and so delish that I can't see what savory meal it can't go with!

When you whip this up, remember to taste as you go. I like mine to be a bit on the sweeter side with the honey, but remember that cooking (not baking!) can always be made to taste and doesn't have to follow an exact recipe.

Oh, quick tip: if you find your sauce too spicy, instead of adding more sweetness with honey, add a little bit of lemon juice to the sauce! The sourness of the lemon actually confuses the tastebuds and the “spicy” triggers in the brain, making it seem less spicy. Gotta love science!

Looking for something to drizzle and dip in Bang Bang Sauce? Check out:
Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl
Crispy French Fries 
Lemon Garlic Sauteed Asparagus
Crispy Chicken Sandwiches
Fried Calamari

 

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Bang Bang Sauce (Bonefish Grill Copycat)

Eden Westbrook
Bang Bang Sauce is sweet, spicy, creamy, and a perfect sauce for seafood, meat, and vegetables. It’s such a delicious and easy sauce to drizzle and dip for all kinds of dishes. This Bang Bang Sauce may be known for the Bonefish Grill namesake appetizer, but this homemade version is even better! 
4.54 from 284 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup
Calories 59 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup 120 g mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup 66 g Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1-2 teaspoon 6-12 g Sriracha, depending on taste
  • 2 teaspoon 14 g honey

Instructions
 

  • Whisk mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha sauce, and honey together in a small bowl until well combined and homogeneous.
  • Use as a dipping sauce for fries, drizzle on bang bang shrimp, bang bang chicken, poke bowls, and more
  • Keep in an air tight container or in a bowl with plastic wrap covering tightly for up to 4 days.

Notes

You can make Thai sweet chili sauce at home with this sweet chili sauce recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 59kcalCarbohydrates: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 62mgSugar: 3g
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16 Comments

  1. Could you use sour cream instead of mayonnaise?

    1. Eden Westbrook says:

      Hi Zakk! You can use a full fat sour cream instead, since they both are rich and creamy. xo, Eden

  2. Barbara J. says:

    I didn't have sriracha sauce. I substituted Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce in place of the sriracha. I was great. Thank You for the recipe my mom loves it.

    1. Eden Westbrook says:

      Hey Barbara,

      That's a great substitute! Love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it! xo, Eden

  3. Giiiiirrrlll, this sauce is where it’s at! Sweet and spicy and perfect as a dipping sauce. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Eden Westbrook says:

      Hey Ashlynn,

      I'm so glad you love it! Thanks a lot for trying this dish and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was fabulous for you! xo, Eden

  4. My mom loves this but she's now a vegetarian. Can u use "vegan" mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise?

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Is this the same dipping sauce used for the fried calamari at bonefish grill? If not, does anyone have a recipe for it?

  6. Stephanie says:

    Do you know what kind of Thai chili sauce to use?

  7. I've been meaning to give bang bang sauce a try as it seems to be my kind of flavors. I love how easy it is and that it can go with lots of things.

  8. Elaine Benoit says:

    I love finding a fun and delicious new sauce! I have never heard of bang bang sauce but boy am I glad I did! I love the ingredients and I'm envisioning dribbling this on everything!

  9. Cindy Gordon says:

    I have been looking for a recipe to make at home for Bang Bang sauce! So delicious! You nailed it!

  10. Stephanie says:

    This is my kind of sauce. Could eat this by the spoonful! Will be trying your version soon.

  11. Love this sauce! Thanks for sharing!