I’ve been craving Whole30 Bang Bang Shrimp for days now! It’s a healthy version of this classic dish, with crunch, creaminess, and all around deliciousness.
Let’s get into it!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
First of all: Bang Bang Shrimp. Need I say more? But if you’re looking for more of a reason to love this recipe, I’ll tell you. It’s simple to make, and it’s healthy, because we bake it and use Whole30 compliant ingredients.
The Bang Bang Sauce is super creamy and delicious, and you have the option to kick it up a notch with sriracha sauce, or simply leave it out.
But the main reason why I personally love this, is because it’s a total crowd-pleaser. Both my kids love it, as well as myself and my husband. And I typically double-batch it so we have leftovers, which is easy to do! I purchase my shrimp frozen from Costco. It comes in a 2 lb. bag, and these shrimp are the tastiest I’ve found yet. They are delicate, a nice size, and they cook perfectly every time.
I know you’ll love this recipe!
To make the Whole30 Bang Bang Shrimp, you’ll need:
- protein: shrimp, egg
- flour coating: almond flour, arrowroot flour, salt, pepper
- sauce: mayonnaise, ketchup, coconut aminos, sriracha (optional, for extra spice), salt, and pepper
- garnish (optional): green onions, black sesame seeds
You can serve this over cauliflower rice to keep it Whole30 compliant, or regular rice, if you’re not on the Whole30.
How to Make Whole30 Bang Bang Shrimp
To make Bang Bang Shrimp that’s Whole30 friendly, you’ll start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Then, in a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl, and whisk to combine.
In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the shrimp to the bowl with the eggs and stir to coat. Then, transfer shrimp to the bowl with the flour mixture, and stir until coated.
Arrange the shrimp on the baking sheet in a single layer, and bake for 14 minutes.
While the shrimp is baking, it’s time to make your Bang Bang sauce. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, coconut aminos, salt, and sriracha (if using).
Once the shrimp are cooked, toss the shrimp in a bowl with 1/2 of the bang bang sauce. Transfer the shrimp to individual bowls and top with the sesame seeds and scallions, and the remaining sauce on the side. Serve!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fry these shrimp instead of baking them?
Yes, these shrimp can be fried instead of baked, if you prefer. If you fry them, I recommend using avocado oil or coconut oil. They cook fast when fried – about 1 minute per side, so watch them!
Can I reheat these if I have leftovers?
Yes, definitely. I make extra so I can have it for lunch the next day. You can reheat these using an air fryer, if you have one, or you can reheat them in a pan on the stovetop with a lid, so they stay juicy.
If you like recipes like this, try my Whole30 Black Sesame Shrimp or my Whole30 Slow Cooker Chili. And if you make this recipe, please leave me a rating, and a comment letting me know how you liked it!