This sweet and spicy Bang Bang shrimp dip is perfectly paired with rich, buttery Ritz crackers!
Bang Bang sauce, also sometimes known as boom boom sauce, is typically made with sweet chili sauce, Mayo, and sriracha.
I have seen some recipes where they add soy sauce, garlic, ginger and/or lemon juice.
But I am keeping it simple with a 3 ingredient Bang Bang sauce.
How to make Bang Bang shrimp dip
First pat a pound of shrimp dry with paper towels.
Then set a skillet over medium heat with some olive oil.
And add the shrimp along with some old Bay seasoning.
Shrimp take only a few quick minutes to cook, once they are pink they are done.
Remove the shrimp from the skillet and let them cool while you make the topping.
For the crunchy topping that mimics a traditionally fried Bang Bang shrimp, we are adding 1/3 cup of panko bread crumbs mixed with some olive oil and old Bay seasoning.
Chop the shrimp up into tiny pieces and now we are ready to make this fabulous dip!
The Bang Bang sauce is simply 1/3 cup each of Mayo and sweet chilli sauce and a few tablespoons of sriracha, depending on how spicy you prefer.
Just add it all in with the chopped up shrimp and stir until combined.
To assemble the dip, first spread an 8 ounce container of whipped cream cheese in an 8 or 9 inch baking dish.
This does work best if the cream cheese is at room temperature.
Next put the shrimp in the Bang Bang sauce over top of the cream cheese and spread evenly.
Finally add the seasoned panko topping and we are ready for the oven!
Place the dip into a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
This is just enough time to warm everything through and to create a golden and gorgeous bread crumb topping.
Serve Bang Bang shrimp dip with Ritz crackers and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions if desired!
This dip should be served warm or at room temperature.
It is quite unique, surprisingly simple to make, and it is sure to be a hit at any party or celebration!
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Bang Bang Shrimp Dip
Bang Bang Shrimp Dip has a delicious homemade Bang Bang sauce tossed with shrimp and topped with panko for a crunchy topping!
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- olive oil
- Old Bay seasoning
- 1 8 oz container whipped cream cheese
- 1/3 cup mayo
- 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 to 4 tablespoons sriracha (more or less depending on spice preference)
- 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
- Optional toppings such as sesame seeds, green onions and Ritz crackers for serving
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Set a skillet over medium heat and add some olive oil. Once hot add the shrimp, season with old Bay, cook two to three minutes stirring a few times.
Spread the whipped cream cheese in the bottom of an 8 or 9 inch baking dish. Cut the shrimp into very small pieces and toss with the Mayo, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha.
Put the shrimp into the dish over the layer of cream cheese.
Toss the panko bread crumbs with a little olive oil and old Bay seasoning until evenly combined. Put the panko mixture over top of the shrimp in an even layer.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the panko bread crumbs are nice and toasted. Serve with sesame seeds and green onions over top if desired and serve with Ritz crackers.