Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp

Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp photo
This is a healthier version of bang bang shrimp. Shrimp are coated in panko bread crumbs, baked until crispy and then drizzled with bang bang sauce.

I’m really excited to share this recipe with you today. Not only is it delicious, but I’m also sharing my technique for achieving a beautiful golden brown panko finish, making these look like they are fried even though they are baked!
overhead photo of Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp
I took a break from by obsession with bang bang sauce and now I can’t remember why. The sauce is so addictive and easy to make. I just want to put it on everything!
close-up photo of Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp
But let’s get back to this panko coating. I love creating a healthier version of deep fried foods using panko bread crumbs and baking rather than frying. My one issue with baked panko crumbs is that they always come out looking so pale and they also brown unevenly.

But not anymore. Hello pretty bread crumbs!
photo showing how to bake the panko breadcrumbs
overhead photo of shrimp coated in panko breadcrumbs
After some research and a few test trials, I’ve finally figured out an easy way to achieve that gorgeous golden brown coating. All you need to do is toast the panko crumbs in the oven for a few minutes before using them. When you toast them, they will turn a light golden brown and when they are baked again, that color deepens. The end result is a crunchy and pretty coating.
Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp on a white plate

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Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
A healthier version of Bang Bang Shrimp. Shrimp are coated in panko bread crumbs, baked until crispy and drizzled with an easy no-cook bang bang sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • canola oil spray
  • 1 lb medium raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped (optional, for garnish)

bang bang sauce

  • 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce make sure you use sweet chili sauce as opposed to spicy chili sauce
  • 2 tsp  sriracha
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp honey
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Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large (three-quarter) baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread out panko bread crumbs onto baking sheet in a very thin and even layer. You want all of the panko to bake evenly so you don't want your layer to be too thick. If your baking sheet is too small, you can use two baking sheets. Spray panko lightly and evenly with canola oil spray. Bake about 5 minutes until crumbs are a light golden brown.
  2. In a small bowl, add eggs and flour. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Turn up oven temperature to 400°F. Prepare another baking sheet, lining it with parchment paper.
  4. Dip shrimp first in egg coating. Shake or wipe excess coating with rim of bowl. You don't want the egg coating to be too thick as it will get the bread crumbs too moist and then they won't stick. Lay shrimp flat on a pile of panko crumbs. Spoon some more panko crumbs on top of shrimp and press on, so that shrimp is completely covered and coated. Place coated shrimp on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with all shrimp.
  5. Bake shrimp about 10-15 minutes, until shrimp are cooked and coating is crispy.
  6. While shrimp is cooking, make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  7. When shrimp are ready, garnish with parsley and drizzle with sauce. Serve while warm.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4g
Cholesterol 277.9mg 93%
Sodium 881.6mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 52.8g 18%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9.6g
Protein 34.3g 69%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 19%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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10 comments on “Crispy Baked Bang Bang Shrimp”

  1. Yay, another delicious recipe to try making!  Thanks for the tip on browning the panko crumbs.  

  2. This was absolutely delicious! I like your technique of browning the panko and will use it in future recipes. I also love the bang bang sauce. Any recipe that is fairly healthy without requiring a lot of crazy ingredients and is also easy to make has my vote. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I loved the tip about baking the Panko. Just made this and the sauce definitely knocked the shrimp up a few notches; sooo good!

  4. Hello,
    What can I use instead of mayo? Our family does not like mayo at all. 

    Thank you
    Maria


  5. Yesssss! So good I forgot to use the sauce until it was almost gone. My first time using panko crumbs. Also, used coconut flour and didn’t have eggs so substituted with olive oil. Seasoned shrimp with sea salt, pepper, old bay seasoning, chipotle garlic mix and onion powder. Delicious!

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