Air Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

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Air Fryer Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce

Shrimp is one of my favorite seafoods to make in the air fryer. It is incredibly simple and super versatile. And this air fryer bang bang shrimp recipe is one of the bests! You will love this recipe because you only need 20 minutes to make a delicious and tasty shrimp that even people who don’t like shrimp will love!

Special Bang Bang Shrimp

I love this recipe because there are two ways you can make it. There is the traditional bang bang shrimp recipe which simply consists of:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • Oil spray

Or you can make this recipe with a delicious Thai seasoning mix for extra flavor and excitement. As someone who doesn’t LOVE shrimp, this recipe is absolutely AMAZING. The seasoning mix really completes and adds to the shrimp. You have to give it a try.

To make the Thai seasoning to add to the shrimp, you need:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 zest of one lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of black pepper

How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp in the Air Fryer

This recipes make one pound of shrimp. You will want to use medium to extra large raw shrimp that is peeled and deveined. You can keep the tails on or off. This recipe is also incredibly easy to make, which is just another reason why I love it so much.

First, prepare three separate bowls or shallow dishes. In the first, place the flour. In the second, whisk together the eggs. In the third, mix the panko with the Thai seasoning mix. If you want traditional bang bang shrimp, omit the Thai seasoning mix.

How Long Should I Cook Shrimp in the Air Fryer?

When your stations are set up, cover the shrimp in each of the dishes. Then, place it in a lightly sprayed air fryer basket. Cook the shrimp for 5 minutes at 400F/200C. Flip over the shrimp and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until it is golden and crispy.

Yes, this recipe is that easy!

Bang Bang Sauce

Why is this called bang bang shrimp? For the sauce of course. I love this sauce because it really hits the spot. It is just enough sweet and spicy. Plus, it is so easy to make. You will need:

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Thai-style sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha plus additional to taste

Whisk together the ingredients until combined. Then, enjoy with the freshly cooked shrimp!

Final Thoughts

Bang bang shrimp is the best appetizer or the perfect dinner. It pairs nicely as the meat in a taco, in a salad, or just by itself with a tasty side like cilantro lime rice, asparagus, coleslaw, or anything else!

This recipe will be a hit for the holiday season coming up. When will you serve bang bang shrimp this season? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section down below!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-large (26/30 count) raw shrimp peeled and deveined, tails off or on
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • Oil spray

Thai Seasoning Mix

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon basil
  • ½ zest of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of black pepper

Bang Bang Sauce

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Thai-style sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha plus additional to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare 3 separate shallow bowls. In the first bowl, place the flour. In the second, whisk together the eggs. In the third, mix the panko with the Thai seasoning mix (If you want traditional bang bang shrimp, omit these seasonings and combine the panko with ½ teaspoon of salt).
  • Prepare the shrimp by first spraying the air fryer basket with oil. Then, cover the shrimp in the flour, egg, and panko. Place in the air fryer basket and lightly spray the top of the shrimp.
  • Cook in the air fryer at 400°F/200°C for 5 minutes. Flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until it is golden and crispy.
  • While the shrimp is cooking, prepare the bang bang sauce by whisking together the ingredients.
  • Remove the shrimp from the air fryer basket and enjoy while warm!

Nutrition

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1089mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g

Ingredients: Shrimp
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Popular, Sauces, Spreads, and Dressings, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Seafood, Air Fryer

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