Air Fried Bang Bang Shrimp
Rated 5.0 stars by 1 users
The air fryer does all the work in this healthier alternative to fried shrimp. Air frying creates a crispy texture without all the oil in deep frying. The breading is a simple coating of flour, buttermilk and crunchy Japanese Panko breadcrumbs. Shrimp cooks quickly so it only must air fry for 10 minutes for a golden brown outside and succulent, tender center.
Here at Sizzlefish our wild caught gulf shrimp are sourced off the Gulf of Mexico and arrive frozen in vacuum sealed portions. Simply thaw your portions of shrimp in the refrigerator overnight before cooking. The shrimp are already peeled, deveined and tail-free making preparation a breeze.
Wild caught gulf shrimp are a great source of brain and hearty healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Shrimp are also a terrific source of quality protein with amino acids that support muscle growth.
Bang bang sauce keep taste buds dancing with a spicy, sweet, tangy and creaminess that is irresistible. This sauce is also great as a dip for fried fish, fried chicken or even veggies. Use it to drizzle on tacos or sushi. You’ll only need 4 easy to find ingredients to make this flavor-packed sauce. Mayonnaise is the base creating creamy texture that balances the heat. Sweet chili garlic sauce adds sweetness and with garlic flavor. Sriracha adds spiciness while fresh lime juice adds a hint of tangy flavor.
After the shrimp is air fried, its quickly tossed in the bang bang sauce and served hot topped with cilantro. If you don’t like cilantro, chopped green onions can be used as a garnish.
Enjoy this fiery recipe on its own, in lettuce cups, on a salad or on tortillas.
1 Lb of Shrimp
½ cup buttermilk
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
Olive oil cooking spray
½ cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp sweet chili garlic sauce
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp chopped cilantro for garnishing
Bang Bang Sauce
Grease the basket of air fryer with cooking oil spray. Add flour to a shallow bowl, buttermilk to a second shallow bowl and Panko breadcrumbs to a third.
Dip each piece of shrimp in flour followed by buttermilk and lastly coat in Panko breadcrumbs.
Place shrimp in basket of air fryer leaving space between for air to flow, working in two batches. Lightly spray the shrimp with cooking oil spray. Air fry shrimp at 400ºF for 5 minutes.
Flip shrimp using tongs and air fry for 5 minutes longer, until outside is crisp and browned.
While shrimp cooks, stir together ingredients for bang bang sauce in a small bowl. Add air fried shrimp to a medium mixing bowl and drizzle with sauce. Toss to coat.
Serve right away topped with chopped cilantro.