Bangbang Sauce is a restaurant favorite because it’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Master making this luscious sauce at home, so you can eat like you’re dining out, only better!
If you are looking for something delicious to dip in this awesome Bangbang Sauce, try one of these fast and fun recipes!
Bangbang Sauce Origin?
This is an amazing condiment designed to give food a little extra zing! It features the flavors of sriracha and sweet chili sauce to create a lovely balance of sweet and spicy. It goes really well with fried food and can be used as a dip or as a glaze.
Bangbang sauce was popularized by the seafood chain Bonefish Grill. They offer a tasty fried shrimp dish that uses this tempting sauce to finish the dish.
What Makes This Bangbang Sauce So Delicious!?
One Step Wonder!
Who said that delicious had to mean difficult!? Some of the best things in life are the most basic pleasures and this luscious sauce is proof of that! It uses less than a handful of ingredients and is ready in just one step.
If you need something to bring your dish together at the last minute or just a delectable dipping sauce, Bangbang Sauce is what you’re searching for! No matter when your craving hits, this sauce is ready in flash!
Works with Everything!
Bangbang Sauce goes with everything! It can be used to coat, to dip, and to drizzle; it’s wonderfully versatile and oh-so-easy to make! In less than five minutes you can have the perfect sauce for chicken, shrimp, vegetables, and pretty much any dish you can imagine!
This tasty Bangbang Sauce is so simple and versatile that everyone can enjoy it! The delicious ingredients in this sauce are vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free, so it can be used with dishes made for pretty much every diet. You can even swap the mayo for veganaise to make this sauce into the perfect vegan dipping sauce.
Bangbang Sauce Ingredients
- Mayonnaise-Mayonnaise is the creamy base of this sweet and spicy sauce! It has the right tang and texture to make this recipe irresistible. Use your favorite brand and if you want to make a plant-based twist use vegan mayonnaise as a substitute.
If you’re the type of home cook that loves to make everything from scratch, you can even make a quick mayo in the food processor. Add 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of acid to your food processor and process until mixed. Stream in ¼ cup olive oil and process until homogenous and thickened like mayonnaise. Use as directed in the recipe and store extra in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- Sweet Thai Chili Sauce-This amazing ingredient is the key to this tantalizing sauce. It’s a great ingredient to keep on hand for dipping, mixing, marinating, and more.
This awesome sauce has grown a lot in popularity in the United States, so it should be easy to find. Look for it at your local international grocery store or in the Asian section of major grocery stores. A few common brands of this sweet and spicy sauce include Mae Ploy and Mae Pranom, both are delicious and perfect for this recipe.
- Sriracha Sauce-Sriracha sauce is an awesome ingredient to bring a nice chili pepper heat to anything you can imagine.
Sriracha uses red jalapenos to craft its signature heat, color, and flavor. They give the hot sauce a nice balance of peppery vegetable flavor and spicy heat.
- Stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, Sriracha, and rice vinegar in a small bowl until smooth.
Expert Tips and Tricks
- Taste the sauce and adjust the chili sauce or sriracha to suit your taste buds.
- Pop the sauce in the fridge after mixing until you’re ready to use it.
- To make storage easy, mix the sauce in a medium food storage container. That way when you’re done mixing the sauce is already prepped for storage
What is Bangbang Sauce used for?
Bangbang Sauce goes with everything! It is awesome with fries, chicken wings, shrimp, or really anything you can imagine! Dip crispy cauliflower wings in this sauce or try tossing tempura shrimp in it.
To coat shrimp or wings in this sauce grab a large but shallow bowl. Place a few wings or shrimp into the bowl and then add a couple of spoonfuls of the sauce. Start gently tossing the bowl away from your body and quickly catching the wings. Keep them moving until everything is fully coated in the sauce.
Use Bangbang Sauce as a veggie dip instead of classic onion dip or try it with fried tempeh for a plant-based dish you won’t believe.
No matter how you use it, this sauce will add punchy flavor to whatever it touches.
How to Store Bangbang Sauce
Bangbang Sauce is awesome because you can save the extra for the next time you’re craving a sweet and spicy dip.
Move any extra of this tasty Bangbang Sauce to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Is Bangbang Sauce Spicy?
Bangbang Sauce is a delicious sauce for so many tasty fried foods, but the taste is in the mouth of the beholder. The sauce uses Sriracha sauce which can be spicy to some, additionally, the sweet chili sauce has chili flakes which can be spicy on the tongue. There is also sweetness from the chili sauce and smooth, cooling, creaminess from the mayo, so overall this Bangbang Sauce has a lovely balance and is not too spicy.
Whether you love the heat or not, you can adjust the Sriracha in this recipe to suit your tastes.
Is Bangbang Sauce Allergen-Free?
This irresistible sauce has a lot going for it, including the fact that it is nut-free and gluten-free; however, the main ingredient of mayonnaise includes the common allergen of eggs, but worry not because this can be adjusted! If you have an egg allergy (or a vegan diet) swap the mayo for plant-based mayo.
Is Bangbang Sauce the Same as Yum Yum Sauce?
No, Bangbang Sauce is a totally different flavor from yum yum sauce. Bangbang is a sweet and spicy blend of chili and mayo flavors; whereas, yum yum sauce is a mix of tomato-based umami flavor and mayo. Both are delicious, but Bangbang is the only choice for sweet and spicy cream sauce.
- bowl for mixing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp sweet Thai chili sauce
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- Stir together mayo, Sweet Chili Sauce, and Sriracha and mix until smooth