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Lightened Up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp 

This Lightened Up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp is a healthier version of the popular Bonefish Grill appetizer-a healthier alternative that can be made right at home! Crispy baked or air fried shrimp coated in a homemade creamy, sweet and spicy bang bang sauce!

Makes 3 servings

This Lightened up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp is a delicious recipe that has a homemade bang bang sauce that make you swoon- it’s crispy, flavorful, and so easy to make—just get your ingredients and you’re good to go.

What is Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp?

Bonefish Grill is an American casual dining seafood restaurant chain owned and operated by Bloomin’ Brands, headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Bang Bang Shrimp is shrimp that is traditionally fried to a crispy, golden brown and coated with a homemade sweet and spicy bang bang sauce.

What inspired this lighter version of Bonefish Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp?

Well, for one-there’s not a Bonefish Grill here in Utah-which means we don’t get the opportunity to eat at Bonefish Grill unless we are on vacation. The first time we ate at Bonefish Grill the waiter recommended their Bang Bang Shrimp and said their Bang Bang Shrimp was the most ordered and most loved dishes at Bonefish Grill- I ordered it knowing I couldn’t pass up their most popular item-after taking my first bite I knew this was a dish that needed to be recreated. 

This Lightened Up Bang Bang Shrimp version is an easy, lightened up, weight watcher friendly dish that tastes just as good as Bonefish Grill’s Bang Bang Shrimp without having to sacrifice taste or points! This is made healthier by cooking the shrimp in a pan or air fryer rather than the traditionally high fat fried Bang Bang Shrimp! 

What ingredients do I need to make this Bang Bang Shrimp?

  • Raw large shrimp peeled-deveined. If they are frozen-unthaw and discard the excessive water.
  • Cornstarch– this is used to coat the shrimp before cooking or air frying. It gives the shrimp a nice crispy crust.
  • Light mayonnaise– I like to use half light mayo and half nonfat plain Greek yogurt to keep the dish lower in points without sacrificing the indulgent taste.
  • Non fat plain Greek yogurt- I use the yogurt as a low point alternative to the mayo but trust me you won’t be able to taste the yogurt when its mixed with the chili sauce and mayo
  • Sugar Free Sweet Chili Sauce– I use G Hughes Sugar free Thai chili wing sauce. This sugar free chili sauce has lower points than regular sweet chili sauce and can be found HERE on Amazon or I get it at my local Walmart store. 
  • Paprika
  • Garlic-minced
  • Sriracha- optional. The sriracha gives this shrimp dish a bit of spice, but can be omitted or adjusted depending on your taste preference.
  • Rice vinegar

How do I make this Lightened Up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp? 

The Bang Bang Shrimp can be made on the stove or in an air fryer.

(see the recipe below for air fryer directions)

What air fryer do I use and recommend?

I love the XL Simple Living Air Fryer. It has 7 presets and an LED Touch Screen that allows you to Air Fry, Toast, Roast, Broil, Grill, Bake, Reheat or Keep Warm a wide selection of foods including Meats, Poultry, Fishes, Veggies, Frozen Foods, Baked Goods, Desserts & More.

You can find it online at Amazon HERE.

Here are the stove top step by step directions.

Using a paper towel pat the shrimp dry.

Place dry raw shrimp in a large bowl and toss in corn starch.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high.
Cook the shrimp on both sides until cooked through or until pink for 6-8 minutes. (depending on the size of the shrimp.

Remove from heat. 

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.

Toss the cooked shrimp in the bang bang sauce and stir until well combined.

You can leave a small amount of sauce to drizzle over the top before serving, if desired. 

Garnish with parsley, scallions, or sesame seeds, if desired.

Serve the Bang Bang Shrimp with your favorite steamed veggies, over rice, pasta, or eat as is.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze the shrimp for up to 3 months.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. raw large shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Bang Bang Sauce Ingredients: 

Stove Top Directions: 

  • Using a paper towel pat the shrimp dry. Place dry raw shrimp in a large bowl and toss in corn starch.
  • Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high.
  • Cook the shrimp on both sides until cooked through or until pink for 6-8 minutes. (depending on the size of the shrimp. Remove from heat. 
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Toss the cooked shrimp in the bang bang sauce and stir until well combined. You can leave a small amount of sauce to drizzle over the top before serving, if desired. 
  • Garnish with parsley, scallions, or sesame seeds, if desired.
  • Serve the bang bang shrimp with your favorite steamed veggie, over rice, pasta, or eat as is.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze the shrimp for up to 3 months.

Air Fryer Directions:

  • Using a paper towel pat the shrimp dry and toss in corn starch.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Set the temperature to 400 degrees.
  • Air fry the shrimp in small batches for 6 minutes.
  • Do not coat the shrimp with sauce until they are done cooking in the air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze the shrimp for up to 3 months.

Makes 3 (about 14 shrimp) servings 

2-4 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. Point values do not include rice.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload.  The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

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Lightened Up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp

Lightened Up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp

This Lightened Up Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Shrimp is a healthier version of the popular Bonefish Grill appetizer-a healthier alternative that can be made right at home! Crispy baked or air fried shrimp coated in a creamy, sweet and spicy bang bang sauce!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 1 minute
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs. raw large shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch

Bang Bang Sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Kraft light mayo
  • 2 Tbsp or 1/8 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar Free Sweet Chili Sauce- I use G Hughes Sugar free Thai chili wing sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp sriracha, optional. Adds a bit of spice, but this can be omitted or adjusted depending on your taste preference
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar

Instructions

    Stove Top Directions:

    1. Using a paper towel pat the shrimp dry. Place dry raw shrimp in a large bowl and toss in corn starch.
    2. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high.
    3. Cook the shrimp on both sides until cooked through or until pink for 6-8 minutes. (depending on the size of the shrimp. Remove from heat. 
    4. Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined.
    5. Toss the cooked shrimp in the bang bang sauce and stir until well combined. You can leave a small amount of sauce to drizzle over the top before serving, if desired. 
    6. Garnish with parsley, scallions, or sesame seeds, if desired.
    7. Serve the bang bang shrimp with your favorite steamed veggie, over rice, pasta, or eat as is.

    Air Fryer Directions:

    1. Using a paper towel pat the shrimp dry and toss in corn starch.
    2. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
    3. Set the temperature to 400 degrees.
    4. Air fry the shrimp in small batches for 6 minutes. Remove from air fryer.
    5. Toss the cooked shrimp in the bang bang sauce and stir until well combined. You can leave a small amount of sauce to drizzle over the top before serving, if desired. 
    6. Garnish with parsley, scallions, or sesame seeds, if desired.
    7. Serve the bang bang shrimp with your favorite steamed veggie, over rice, pasta, or eat as is.


    Makes 3 ( about 14 shrimp) servings

    2- 4 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN: 4 smartpoints per serving BLUE/PURPLE: 2 smartpoints per serving

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 750mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g

Mary

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

Love all your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

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