It is time for shrimp, and today we are making Fried Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce! I crushed this backyard dish by using some Georgia Shrimp from my good friends at Anchored Shrimp.

We are gonna dredge these guys in flour, buttermilk, and panko bread crumbs, then fry them over the fire. Making that sauce on the side, we will toss them in and then garnish them with sesame seeds and scallions.

Let’s do this!

Our fried shrimp, ready to devour.

This is some of the best wild-caught fresh shrimp I have ever had. As said before, Anchored Shrimp comes from the coast of Georgia and only harvests wild, fresh, delicious shrimp. They are highly versatile, whether you are making tacos or just grilling over some coals. For these, though, I fried shrimp over the fire and topped them with a Bang Bang Sauce to finish.


For the avid shrimp lover seeking the perfect crispy shrimp, this easy recipe is for you. Fresh shrimp meets a mixture of flour and seasoning and is cooked to perfection in frying oil. It’s quick, easy to prepare, and also tastes freakin’ delicious.

If you’re a seafood lover, then you’ll love theseLobster Skewers with Bang Bang Sauce, Smoked Lobster Tails with Esquites, Hot Honey Garlic Shrimp and Planked Salmon with Chili Lime Sauce.



  • Anchored Shrimp
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • Scallions for garnish
  • Oil 


  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • All-Purpose Flour: This is what makes the coating on the shrimp crispy. It sticks well and also makes sure each bite is deliciously crunchy.
  • Buttermilk: This adds a bit of tanginess and helps everything stick together.
  • Panko Crumbs: These are like super crunchy breadcrumbs. They give the shrimp an extra crispy coating.
  • Frying Oil: This is what makes the shrimp crispy on the outside while keeping them juicy inside. Use any oil with a high smoke point, such as canola oil, vegetable oil, or avocado oil. 
Pulling two fried shrimp from the dutch oven.


  • Mayonnaise: This is the creamy base of the sauce because it adds richness and a smooth texture.
  • Rice Vinegar: Bringing a bit of tanginess, rice vinegar adds a subtle acidic kick that balances the creaminess of the mayonnaise.
  • Chili Paste: This is where the heat comes in. Chili paste adds a spicy element, so we can give the sauce a zesty and flavorful punch.
  • Honey: For a touch of sweetness, honey is also added. It helps mellow out the heat from the chili paste and adds a nice contrast.
  • Lime juice: Adds a burst of citrusy freshness. It also adds a zing that brightens up the sauce and complements the other flavors.

Get stoked for life

This sauce is FYR!

an all-new line created for live fire cooking

Born from a deep passion for food and flavor. Whether you’re grilling in the backyard or live fire cooking around the world, we have what you need to transform every meal into an adventure.


There are tons of ways to cook shrimp. Lots of fun recipes like Spicy Shrimp, Rum & Cola Shrimp, or Shrimp Tacos. But Fried shrimp is such an easy way to cook. The biggest portion of the cook is the dredging process.

What is dredging?

Well, this is the process of coating the outside of the raw shrimp in the seasoned flour mixture first to create a base layer of flavor. Next, you will roll it around in the buttermilk to add some tang and create another layer for fried shrimp. And finally, you will roll it around in panko crumbs for that crunchy finish.

All in all, this takes some time, so prepare 15-30 minutes just for dredging.

The frying process.

Next, you will need to get your frying oil ready for the Fried Shrimp. This is a very risky process, so if you do not feel comfortable frying oil over open flames, then feel free to do this inside on your stovetop!

Heat oil to a nice 325F temperature. This is a good frying temperature for shrimp because it will crisp up the fried shrimp without burning them in the oil. Let the shrimp fry in the hot oil for only 2-3 minutes until golden brown and you are done. Take them off and let them drain over some paper towels, and you are good to go.

Now, onto the Bang Bang Sauce.


One of my favorite sauces to eat, Bang Bang sauce, is a nice blend of tanginess and spice with a little cream. Combining mayonnaise with rice vinegar, chili paste, and honey makes for a delicious topping on your fried shrimp.

Toss them in the sauce or just drizzle it on top for a killer flavor burst. You will be saving the rest of the sauce for other cooks for the rest of the week.

SERVing Up Fried Shrimp

All in all, it is so much fun to combine Georgia Shrimp with Anchored Shrimp and fire cooking. This time, we fried shrimp over the fire and tossed them in a tangy but spicy Bang Bang Sauce. Make sure to try these Fried Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce soon! Cheers!


  • Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil. 
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the shrimp from the oil. This helps some of the oil to drain so the shrimp aren’t so greasy. 
  • Depending on the size shrimp you use, you may have to adjust the cooking time as larger shrimp will take longer.

More Shrimp Recipes

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store leftover shrimp in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze for up to 3 months. 

Before reheating, make sure your shrimp comes to room temperature. 

To reheat:

Turn your oven to 400F, place leftover shrimp on a wire rack on a baking sheet, and bake for at least 10 minutes or until the shrimp has crisped up. 

What to serve with Fried Shrimp

Serve up these perfect shrimp with some creamy coleslaw and hush puppies for an easy dinner everyone will love!

An overhead shot of the finished dish so you can see it drizzled in bang bang sauce and garnished with scallions.

Fried Shrimp Recipe FAQs

Can I use another type of sauce besides bang bang sauce?

Yes! If you want to save time and use a different sauce, go for it! My recommendations are tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, sriracha mayo, or even a remoulade sauce!

What size shrimp should I use for this deep-fried shrimp recipe?

Use any size shrimp you like, whether that’s large shrimp, jumbo shrimp, or medium shrimp. Any size will work for this recipe. 

Can I use a different seasoning for the shrimp?

Absolutely! Use whatever kind of seasoning you like. Cajun seasoning or Old Bay would also be great options!

Could I make this recipe in an air fryer?

Yes! If you don’t feel like deep frying the shrimp, use your trusty air fryer! Just follow the recipe like normal, except you don’t need the frying oil. Instead, pop the shrimp into the air fryer at 390F for 4-5 minutes.

Get The Cookbooks!

Flavor X Fire & FOOD X Fire

By Derek Wolf

All the major tastes—salty, sour, sweet, bitter, and umami—are explored in depth, along with an investigation of other components you should consider when it comes to flavor, such as aroma, heat, and texture.

Want to save this recipe?
Enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus, you’ll get freakin’ delicious recipes every week.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
fried shrimp

Fried Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce

These Fried Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce are the best thing since… someone decided to fry shrimp. Try these Georgia Shrimp for Anchored Shrimp cooked over fire and topped with a great sauce!
Author:Derek Wolf
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people



  • 1 lbs of Anchored Shrimp
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • Scallions for garnish
  • Oil


  • 1 tbsp of Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1 cup of Flour
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk
  • 1 cup of Panko Crumbs
  • 1 quart of Frying Oil

Bang Bang Sauce:

  • ¼ cup of Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp of Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of Chili Paste
  • 2 tsp of Honey
  • 1 Lime juiced


  • In a bowl, pat down Anchored Shrimp until dry. Mix salt, pepper and garlic into a bowl with flour. In small groups, dredge the shrimp in the flour bowl, then dip in the buttermilk and roll in the panko crumbs. Set on a plate to the side.
  • In one bowl, mix all the ingredients for the Bang Bang Sauce.
  • Preheat your grill to a high temperature (around 375-400F). Add your dutch oven over the fire and *CAREFULLY* add frying oil to preheat until it is 325F.
  • Add shrimp to dutch oven and cook for about 2-3 minutes until done. Carefully take them out and set aside.
  • Top cooked shrimp with sesame seeds, scallions and drizzle with Bang Bang Sauce. Enjoy!


Calories: 5032kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 501g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 147g | Monounsaturated Fat: 306g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 390mg | Sodium: 4290mg | Potassium: 993mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 7mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating