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bang bang shrimp with lettuce

Bang Bang Shrimp

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This air fryer Bang Bang Shrimp is crispy and smothered in a spicy bang bang sauce. Serve it for lunch or as an appetizer!


  • 1 lb ( 500 grams)large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails off or on
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Cooking oil spray

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • Lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime juice


How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp

  • In a medium bowl combine Bang Bang sauce ingredients. Keep aside.
  • Pat the shrimp dry using kitchen paper.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the buttermilk, cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, white pepper, black pepper and salt.
  • Place Panko breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl.
  • Dip the shrimp in the buttermilk mixture and coat in the panko breadcrumbs. Place on the plate.
  • Preheat your air fryer. Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket with cooking oil spray or brush with oil. Place the coated shrimp into the air fryer in a single layer. Don't overcrowd the basket. Spray with a cooking oil spray, if desired.
  • Air fry at 375 F (190 C) for 5-7 minutes, depending on the size of your shrimp. Flip over carefully after 3 minutes, using tongs.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a bowl with lettuce. Drizzle the sauce over the shrimp.  
  • Serve with lettuce, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Category: Shrimp recipes
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Calories: 291kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 748mg
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

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