Once you learn how to make bang bang sauce, you’re going to be hooked! Why? Because this bang bang shrimp sauce recipe is DELICIOUS. It’s creamy, sweet, and the perfect touch of spice and tang. And it’s easy, too! My bang bang sauce recipe takes just 10 minutes, and 8 common pantry ingredients. You might want to double the recipe – you’re going to want to put this on everything!
What Is Bang Bang Sauce?
Bang bang sauce is a creamy, spicy, subtly sweet sauce traditionally put on shrimp. There are many different recipes for bang bang shrimp sauce, but mine is paleo and gluten-free. You can use it on shrimp, chicken, or even cauliflower!
What Is In Bang Bang Sauce?
There are just 8 ingredients in this easy bang bang sauce. Odds are, you probably already have most of these ingredients in your pantry!
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this paleo bang bang sauce.
- White Wine Vinegar – This gives the spicy bang bang sauce a little zip.
- Garlic – A must for Asian bang bang sauce. Or pretty much any savory recipe, if you ask me. 😉
- Ginger – It wouldn’t be an Asian dish without a little bit of ginger, right?
- Honey – This is where you get the sweetness from. You can use a sugar-free powdered sweetener if you want to avoid it, but it is natural sugar.
- Red Pepper Flakes – If you want to make the sauce a little bit spicer, you can always add a little bit extra red pepper flakes.
- Cayenne Pepper – This pepper gives the sauce a little bit of heat and tastes oh so good!
- Avocado Oil Mayonnaise – I mentioned that this sauce is creamy and it comes from the avocado mayo. Yummy!
- Sriracha – Another complex spicy flavor addition.
How To Make Bang Bang Sauce
You will be happy to know that this bang bang shrimp sauce recipe is super quick and easy to make. You can truly throw it together in 10 minutes! How easy is that?
Okay, let’s get to the details of how to make bang bang sauce:
- Combine everything but the mayo and sriracha in a small pot. Whisk together the white water vinegar, water, garlic, ginger, honey, red pepper flakes, and cayenne pepper together.
- Simmer sauce. After the sauce boils, allow it to simmer until it thickens.
- Stir in mayo and sriracha. Cool the sauce first, though!
Serve bang bang sauce with your favorite meat, seafood, or roasted vegetable. Enjoy!
Here is one of my favorite ways to serve it, with bang bang cauliflower:
Is Bang Bang Sauce Dairy-Free?
Yes, most bang bang shrimp sauce recipes are dairy-free. My bang bang shrimp dipping sauce is dairy-free, as it’s made with avocado mayonnaise.
Most versions are also mayonnaise-based, but you would want to double check if you’re getting it out at a restaurant.
How Do You Store Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce?
Bang bang shrimp sauce will last 7-10 days in the fridge.
Can You Freeze This Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze this bang bang shrimp sauce recipe for about 3 months.
To defrost, place in the fridge before use. Stir together until smooth.
More Asian Paleo Dinner Recipes
If you are looking for more paleo dinner recipes, you should try these. Each one is packed with flavor and easy!
- Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos – This sauce is fantastic on these tacos. Try it out!
- Paleo Bang Bang Cauliflower – Once you learn how to make bang bang sauce, you’ve got to try it out with cauliflower.
- Orange Chicken Stir Fry – You will be hooked when you try this dish.
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How To Make Bang Bang Sauce
Learn how to make bang bang sauce! This bang bang shrimp sauce recipe is easy, delicious and ready in 10 minutes. Try it out on shrimp, chicken, or veggies.
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- 7 tbsp White wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup Water
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp Fresh ginger (minced)
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 2 tsp Red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 2/3 cup Avocado mayonnaise
- 3-4 tbsp Sriracha
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In a small pot over medium high heat whisk together the vinegar, water, garlic, ginger, honey, red pepper flakes, and cayenne.
Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Mix with the mayo and sriracha.
Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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I really love the flavor of this sauce but it was way too watery in the sauce pan and never thickened. I could see it needing to be on the thinner side to toss with your shrimp taco recipe but I used it as a topper to pork tacos and added cornstarch to get the perfect consistency. Thanks for sharing though, I will most definitely be using this again and again though! Love it!