This easy Bang Bang Sauce recipe is a creamy dip with a sweet and spicy kick that's ready in 5 minutes with pantry ingredients! Drizzle it on protein, roasted vegetables, fries, or raw veggies. This is a homemade copycat of the popular shrimp sauce from Bonefish Grill.
You're going to love this Bang Bang Sauce. It's a smooth, creamy sauce with a burst of flavor from Thai sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and honey. It's creamy, slightly spicy, and lightly sweet.
Try it as a fry sauce, on burgers, drizzled over roasted vegetables etc...
Bang bang sauce is something I’ve seen pop up over the years, mostly on shrimp. Turns out, it’s the Bonefish Grill’s restaurant claim to fame.
They started serving an appetizer called Bang Bang Shrimp which is shrimp tossed in a creamy sauce that’s slightly sweet and spicy.
They called it Bang Bang sauce because there’s a kick from the Thai sweet chili sauce.
This sauce is really easy to make from scratch.
The recipe uses simple pantry ingredients for a zesty sauce you can use to brighten up so many different foods.
This recipe was inspired by my Cane's Sauce Recipe, which is another copycat fry sauce. Bang Bang Sauce pairs well with Roasted Baby Potatoes or spread into Spinach and Pea Burgers for a hit of flavor.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Bang Bang Sauce is made with simple ingredients you can find anywhere.
You can customize the level of spiciness with a few ingredient tweaks.
This copycat recipe tastes just as good as the Bonefish Grill restaurant classic.
It can be used on proteins, veggies, or even as a dip.
It's easy to make it vegan, just use vegan mayo and swap the honey for agave or maple syrup.
You only need a few simple pantry ingredients to make this tasty Bang Bang Sauce recipe.
- Mayonnaise - This makes up the creamy base of the sauce and holds all its flavors.
- Thai Sweet Chili Sauce - This spicy and sweet sauce gives the bang bang sauce its classic flavor.
- Sriracha - Used to enhance the level of spice in the sauce.
- Honey - Balances and enhances the sweetness.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Add the bang bang sauce ingredients to a bowl.
Using a whisk or rubber spatula, mix the sauce ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
For the best flavor, you can let the sauce chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. This will give time for the flavors to marry together.
Start with a small amount of Sriracha, then work your way up to taste when adding it to the sauce.
If the sauce ends up being too spicy, try adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to cut through the spicy flavor.
Add chopped scallions or cilantro to the sauce for a fresh flavor.
Stir in 1 teaspoon of roasted sesame oil for an Asian-inspired flair.
For more of a dip-style sauce, use half mayo and half sour cream.
If you want to make it vegan, you can use maple syrup or agave instead of honey to sweeten the sauce.
Try it on vegetarian shrimp (mushrooms).
Storing: Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Freezing: Freezing is not recommended for this sauce.
This sauce is a simple combination of mayo, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, and honey in varying amounts.
Some believe it’s because of the kick from the spicy chili and sriracha, others believe it comes from the sound the cleaver makes when cutting a chicken into small pieces.
This depends on the individual ingredients you use, but one tablespoon will be about 75 calories and will vary.
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Bang Bang Sauce (Bonefish Grill Copycat)
- 1 cup mayonnaise (240g)
- 4 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce or more to taste
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk well to combine completely.
- Store in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Use it to make homemade Bonefish Grill bang bang shrimp, drizzle on fries, liven up veggies, serve as a dipping sauce or many other ways.
- For the best flavor, let the sauce chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours to give time for the flavors to marry together.
- Start with a small amount of Sriracha, then work your way up to taste when adding it to the sauce.
- If the sauce ends up being too spicy, try adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to cut through the spicy flavor.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.