Bang Bang Sauce (Bonefish Grill Copycat)

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This delicious Bang Bang sauce is so quick and easy to make! This appetizer and dip only need a few basic pantry staples and 5 minutes to whip up. It is great with shrimp, seafood, meat, veggies, and more.

Suitable for gluten free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

For more easy 5 minutes sauces check out this Ginger Sauce (Benihana Copycat), Yum Yum Sauce, and   Remoulade Sauce.

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Sweet, spicy and oh so creamy Bang Bang Sauce is ready in less than five minutes with one bowl and a whisk. It is a simple sauce, with a creamy texture made with a few ingredients.

Just the thing to complement this equally delicious copycat Bang Bang Shrimp.

Plus, you need a selection of five-minute sauces like this 5 minute Ginger Sauce, delicious Yum Yum Sauce and 5 Minutes Remoulade Sauce to hand as it is the quickest and easiest way to add variety to your everyday meals!

What is Bang Bang Sauce?

So what exactly is this sauce? It is a dreamy creamy sauce – a savory sweet mayo-based sauce that is famous for being served alongside fried or grilled shrimp in restaurants such as Bonefish Grill.

So here is an absolutely delicious homemade version of this copycat recipe the whole family will love.

the finished bang bang shrimp sauce in a glass jar with a silver spoon on top

This perfect sauce is going to be your go-to dipping sauce for fried shrimp and seafood but also crispy veggies, french fries, salads, sandwiches, wraps, grilled meats and veggies, drizzled-over tacos and so much more.

My favorite way to have this sauce is with this Air Fryer Grilled Shrimp and crispy French Fries and Instant Pot Chicken Breast.

Why Make This Recipe

  • Super easy homemade takeout sauce that’s ready in just 5 minutes.
  • You need only a few pantry ingredients to make this sweet and spicy sauce.
  • Great make ahead sauce and easy to double or triple.
  • This is a very versatile sauce; it can go on anything and you will want to put it on everything!
  • It is gluten free.

This awesome condiment is going to have a regular spot in your fridge! So let’s get started on how to make the best easy Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce recipe at home!

top down view of the bang bang sauce served in a ceramic bowl


Copycat Bonefish Grill Bang Bang Sauce is surprisingly easy to make. You only need 5 ingredients and they’re all items you probably already have in your pantry.

  • Mayonnaise – full fat, but low fat would work too.
  • Sriracha sauce.
  • Thai sweet chili sauce.
  • Honey – runny is best.
  • Lemon juice (or vinegar).
ingredients to make bang bang sauce on a table

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How To Make Bang Bang Sauce At Home 

  1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl.
  2. Grab a whisk or fork and whisk it together till smooth. 

Folks, it is so good that sometimes I just eat it straight from the bowl! The perfect dip! #foodconfession

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Expert Recipe Tips

  • This is a basic sauce, feel free to adjust ingredients as necessary.
  • I prefer it slightly tangier so I double up the lemon juice.
  • A pinch of lemon zest works wonders too. You can also add some vinegar for a slightly different flavor profile.

Delicious Ways To Change It Up

Here are some delicious ways to change up this easy sauce:

  • Swap the heat – Use franks hot sauce or other chili sauces to your preference. Adding red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper works too.
  • Reduce the heat – reduce the amount of sriracha or skip it altogether and replace it with extra mild sweet chili sauce.
  • Add smoky flavor – add in some smoked paprika for extra flavor.
  • Add other flavors – garlic powder, onion powder, garlic chili sauce to taste make great additions.


This sauce is very versatile, easily adaptable, and can be used with any meal, any time of the day, all year long. It is super easy to make as and when you need it but can be made ahead too.

  •  Store – Make ahead and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Due to it being mayo-based, do not let it sit out at room temperature for too long.
the finished copycat shrimp dipping sauce inside a glass mason jar


Make A Healthier Version

If you prefer a healthier version of this then you can make it in one of two ways. First, you can use a lighter low fat mayo. Alternatively, you can substitute the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt. To make it keto, use a keto friendly mayo.

Make It Vegan

Yes – swap the regular mayonnaise for vegan mayonnaise and use maple syrup instead of honey.

Can You Freeze It?

No, because the sauce has mayonnaise, I would not suggest freezing it.

Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce Serving Suggestions

You can serve this up with shrimp, fish, french fries, meat like fried chicken, pasta, and vegetables to your preference.

a spoon removing a portion of the bang bang sauce from a glass storage container

Weight Watchers Points

There are 5 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this delicious sauce.

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5 from 4 votes

Bang Bang Sauce

This savory sweet mayo-based sauce is ready in 5 minutes and great with seafood.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: asian
Servings: 12
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 1 cup (230g) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (68g) sriracha
  • ¼ cup (68g) sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice less of more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
  • Grab a whisk or fork and whisk it together till smooth. 
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  • This is a basic sauce, feel free to adjust ingredients as necessary.
  • I prefer it slightly tangier so I double up the lemon juice.
  • A pinch of lemon zest works wonders too.
  • Storage – keep in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • There are 5 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this delicious Hibachi style sauce.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Made my own chili sauce using heinz ketchup and chili powder and upped the honey to 2tbs and lemon juice to 3tbs. This is much better than any yum yum sauce or dipping sauce that I ever had! Thanks for the heads up!

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! Bang bang sauce Is one of my favorite sauces. Didn’t know it was this easy to make. Can’t wait to give it a try. Yum!

  3. 5 stars
    I love that you provided an easy vegan version of this recipe! It’s so flavorful and delicious! I see myself using this sauce on tacos and more!