15 Minute Bang Bang Shrimp

I haven’t always been a seafood lover. Growing up, no one in my family ate seafood so it wasn’t until I met my husband that he broadened my horizons on all the creatures from the sea. I love seafood now and eat it more regularly than most meat. So when I discovered bang bang shrimp, it was a great day. I love spicy food so a creamy, spicy sauce paired with juicy shrimp, I am all about that!

Of course, like many foods that are delicious, bang bang shrimp is battered and fried, eeeeek. I wanted to find a way to make the delicious dish at home without having to fry it in oil. Then last Christmas, my husband got me an air fryer, hooray!  I played around with different concoctions until I created this full flavored recipe. The best part is that this dish only takes 15 minutes to make so it can be easily done on a busy weeknight for dinner and the sauce has only three ingredients! Thank goodness for recipes with small amounts of ingredients!

Don’t let your excitement deflate if you do not own an air fryer because I have created this recipe to use with an air fryer or in the oven. Before I had an air fryer, I would hate seeing these amazing recipes that I so badly wanted to make, but it was for an air fryer only. Talk about a letdown. I’ve got you covered friend! So let’s dive into this delicious and mouth watering recipe shall we?!?


  • 1 pound peeled & deveined shrimp
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

Bang Bang Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (I use Primal Kitchen)
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/8 cup honey

*I prefer fresh, wild caught shrimp. However, if you live in an area where it is hard to get fresh seafood, I recommend buying the wild caught shrimp from Trader Joes, it’s the best.

Air Fryer Version:

  1. Whisk eggs and set aside. Pour almond flour and garlic salt into a bowl and mix well. Dip shrimp into the egg and then into the almond flour mixture – make sure both sides are coated evenly.
  2. Spray air fryer with coconut oil and place shrimp into the fryer. Cook shrimp for 8 minutes on 400 degrees.
  3. Make Sauce while shrimp is cooking.
  4. Whisk all sauce ingredients in a medium size bowl. Once shrimp is done cooking, pour shrimp into the sauce bowl to coat all shrimp evenly.
  5. Serve immediately.

Oven Version:

   Follow directions from number one of the air fryer version. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Spray a baking sheet with coconut oil and place coated shrimp onto a baking sheet about a half an inch apart.

Bake for 7-8 minutes.  After shrimp is taken out of the oven. Let them sit on the pan for 2-3 minutes so the breading on the shrimp can set.


Shop The Post:

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Instagram – @the_healthyhippie

  • I love my little family ☀️ #beach #vacation #family
  • Do you take CBD oil? Are you aware of its many benefits?⁣
Today on the blog I discuss the benefits of CBD and the amazing company that I get my oil from. Website link in my bio to read! ⁣

#cbdoil #hemp #benefits
  • This sweet boy turns one today! We love our Lucia. He brings so much joy to our little family! #goldendoodle #puppy #furparents
  • It’s that time again.....road trips and vacation! I love to travel! This is from our trip to Savannah, GA this past fall. Savannah is my favorite southern city to visit. ⁣
Be sure to check out the blog I wrote about my favorite places to shop, eat, stay, etc in Savannah. It’s under the travel tab on my website! ⁣#travel #savannahgeorgia #historiccity ⁣
P.S. I miss my pink hair 💁🏼‍♀️⁣
  • Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I want to make sure I get my mom something she will love. After all, it is her day. ⁣
So I’ve made it easy for you and I’ve put together a list of wonderful products that your mother is sure to love! Be sure to check it out on the blog today. Website link in my bio 🌸#mothersday #mothersdaygifts #giftideas
  • Homemade peanut butter dog treats recipe is now live on the blog! I love being a fur mom and these easy treats sure do make Lucia happy 🐶⁣
Website link in my bio! #dogtreats #furmom #homemade
  • I got my birthday facial yesterday! I always treat myself to an hour facial on the week of my birthday. This time, @mrs.s.phipps had a microdermabrasion machine & it felt amazing! It did wonders to the look and feel of my skin 💆🏼‍♀️⁣
She does a great job and is very affordable so be sure to contact her to get an appointment! She also started using an all natural line of beauty products and they smell so good you want to eat them! #facial #microdermabrasion #natural
  • Is your skincare routine lacking? Do you struggle with acne or just want your skin to look breathtaking? ⁣
My skincare routine used to be completely horrifying. I would never wear moisturizer & I used cleansers I found at the drugstore! It wasn’t until I started using one particular product that my skin started looking great. I can actually go out in public without makeup on now & feel confident. I could never do that before! ⁣
Want to know more about my favorite beauty product that completely changed my skin? Check out the blog today! I also give you step by step instructions on how I use the product. Website link in my bio #skincare #myfavoriteproduct #allnatural
  • GIVEAWAY!!! ⁣
It’s my birthday week! But I shouldn’t be the only one getting presents so I’ve decided to give you the chance to win my favorite natural deodorant from @primallypure ⁣
Once you go @primallypure deodorant you never go back!⁣
To Enter: ⁣
1. Follow me & @primallypure 
2. Like this photo ⁣
3. Tag at least 3 friends in the comments⁣
*multiple entries allowed // winner will be announced on my birthday- Friday April 26th by 11:59pm EST. ⁣You must be a US resident to enter. 
#giveaway #giveawaycontest #giveawayusa

Follow Me!