This Bonefish Grill copycat sweet, spicy, and creamy bang bang sauce is the perfect sauce to drizzle over seafood, meat, or vegetables. It comes together in 5 minutes using simple ingredients. Here is a perfect recipe to make it.
Check out my other homemade sauces that are a great addition to your meals – Yum Yum Sauce, Boom Boom Sauce, Thai Peanut Sauce, Gochujang Dipping Sauce, Harissa Sauce, Peri Peri Sauce, Thai Sweet Chilli Sauce, or Hoisin Sauce.
About This Recipe
Bang bang sauce is a sweet, spicy, and creamy sauce made using just 3 ingredients, mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha. It comes together in under 5 minutes and is great to drizzle over seafood, meat, or veggies.
If you have been to the Bonefish Grill, you will know this popular sauce which they use to coat their bang bang shrimp appetizer.
This Bonefish Grill copycat homemade version is absolutely delicious and I see no reason to not make it at home.
For me, the sweetness from Thai sweet chili sauce is perfect but you can definitely make it sweeter by adding some honey to it. If you want to add more flavor to it, add garlic powder and smoked paprika.
Once you make this divine sauce, try it on shrimp, fish, or chicken, or use it as a dip for appetizers. There’s so much you can do with this simple yet super versatile sauce.
Mayonnaise – This one adds creaminess to this sauce and makes it thick, along with a little tanginess and sweetness. Use eggless mayonnaise to make it vegan.
Thai Sweet Chili Sauce – This adds both, sweet and spicy taste to this sauce, making it even more delicious. Use store-bought or make it home using my super simple sweet chili sauce recipe.
Sriracha Sauce – And for that extra spiciness, add sriracha sauce. This one makes all the difference!
You can also add in a little honey or maple syrup, for extra sweetness. I sometimes add some cayenne or hot sauce for extra spice and a dash of lemon juice for that perfect tartness.
How to make Bang Bang Sauce?
Whisk ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce, and 1 tbsp sriracha sauce, together in a small bowl until well combined. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Use it right away or store it in an air tight container or in a bowl with plastic wrap covering tightly for up to 10 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t want to add mayo to your sauce or want to make a healthier version of the same then you can substitute it with Greek yogurt. It gives this sauce a healthy twist and the same creamy texture. This stays good in the refrigerator for about 6 days too.
If you are looking for a vegan option, then you can use vegan mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise. If using a sweetener, use maple syrup in place of honey.
You can also replace vegan mayonnaise with coconut yogurt for a healthier version.
To make a keto version, use keto friendly mayo instead of regular mayonnaise and garlic chilli sauce instead of sweet chili sauce.
This sauce is inspired by the original Bonefish Grill bang bang shrimp appetizer, and I first made this sauce for the shrimp. But I liked the flavor so much that now I serve it with almost everything.
You can also slather this sauce on wraps and burgers or just pour on crispy fried fries, potato wedges, or even potato cakes.
The ideas are actually endless! You can actually perk up any dish with this incredible sauce.
This sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should last up to 10 days. But it’s so easy to make that you can make it fresh anytime you want to use it in the recipes.
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Bang Bang Sauce Recipe
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- Whisk ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce, and 1 tbsp sriracha sauce, together in a small bowl until well combined. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
- Use it right away or store it in an air tight container or in a bowl with plastic wrap covering tightly for up to 10 days.
- Serve as needed