Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers with Sesame Slaw

Here is a delightful summer grilled shrimp skewer recipe that will light up your life, Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers with Sesame Slaw. 

Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers with Sesame Slaw

Many of you may know Bang Bang Shrimp as the Bonefish Grill appetizer that is a must to order.  Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce is just the perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and creamy and I have brought all of those same flavors together in this summer grilling rendition which is a great way to use the versatile sauce. Typically, Bang Bang Sauce is made a bit sweeter with Sweet Thai Chile sauce; however, I tried to keep this dish Whole30 so I opted to use a Whole30 compliant Sriracha combined with mayo, lime, and garlic and the end result is just fantastic — you do not even miss the extra sweetness!

Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers with Sesame Slaw

I also chose to pair the grilled shrimp with this crunchy, crispy sesame-infused slaw that I absolutely love. It provides a cool and crisp bite that balances the creaminess and heat of the Bang Bang Shrimp. The entire meal comes together in absolutely no time at all, making these Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers with Sesame Slaw definitely one to be at the top of your summer grilling hit list!


Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers

Serves: 4 people
5 from 9 votes


For the Slaw:

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 8 oz coleslaw mix sub shredded cabbage
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Bang Bang Sauce:

  • cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp fish sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp sriracha 1 for mild, 2 for spicy
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

For the Shrimp:

  • 8 wooden skewers
  • 1 ½ lb jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined with tail off
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


  • Prior to starting the recipe, soak your skewers in warm water for at least 10 minutes (this helps to prevent them from catching on fire).

Make the Slaw:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add the garlic, avocado oil, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, ground ginger and lime juice and whisk to combine.
  • Add the coleslaw mix and cilantro to the bowl and toss to combine then add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside while you prepare the shrimp.

Make the Bang Bang Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, add the mayonnaise, garlic, fish sauce, sriracha lime juice and salt and whisk to combine. Set aside while you prepare the shrimp.

Prepare the Shrimp:

  • In a large bowl, add the shrimp, olive oil, sesame oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat.
  • Next, thread the shrimp onto the skewers. Hold two skewers* side by side (parralel to one another) upright and carefully thread the shrimp onto the skewers. You should be able to fit 6 shrimp on each set of skewers and set aside while your grill heats. (I like to thread my shrimp on two skewers because Food held together with two parallel skewers is less likely to spin or slither off.)
  • Heat grill over medium-high heat (350- 400 degrees F) and oil the grill grates (o to this, dip a wadded paper towel in a little oil and, using tongs, wipe the oil evenly over the grate. Be careful not to use too much oil, because that's a sure fire way to start a good flare-up—a little goes a long way here.)
  • Place the skewers on the grill grates and grill the shrimp with the lid on about 2 minutes to side, or until they are almost cooked through. Then, brush the shrimp all over with the bang bang sauce and continue to cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until they are just cooked through and are no longer transparent.
  • Remove the shrimp from the grill and brush on the reserved sauce. Serve with the slaw and enjoy!


  • Reply
    June 10, 2021 at 12:21 am

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was incredible, the slaw was a great addition. Thank you Alex!!

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    June 9, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    5 stars
    Made it a little too spicy for the kiddos but oh well, more for me! Easy and tasty, a great summer dinner!

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    June 9, 2021 at 1:10 am

    5 stars
    I’ve already made this twice and plan to make it again soon! Loved watching Alex make this on stories. This was easy to make for the whole family even though it’s a little spicy because we just didn’t add the sauce to a skewer for my daughter. Here was still good with the sesame oil and whatnot!

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    May 29, 2021 at 12:19 am

    5 stars
    Another Defined Dish delicious recipe right here! OMG. You must make this. We had a plan to grill steak and shrimp tonight. I remembered watching Alex do this on stories and just happened to have all the things for the bang bang sauce, except mayo. I only had a squirt of Mayo left, so used Greek yogurt for the rest. SO easy and SO good! You must try this. Easy and delicious!! My most favorite recipes come form Alex. Keep them coming!

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    Morgan Karl
    May 25, 2021 at 3:03 am

    5 stars
    Made this tonight to break in our new grill and my family LOVED it!! Definitely getting saved – I highly recommend making it ASAP! 🙂

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    Kimberly S
    May 20, 2021 at 11:41 am

    5 stars
    Favorite DD recipe to date! I also made jasmine rice with some fresh lime juice on top to complete the meal and it was just delicious. This will definitely be added into our family rotation. Thanks, Alex!

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    May 20, 2021 at 2:49 am

    made this tonight for dinner. Delicious! And a godsend for someone who doesn’t live near a Bonefish grill anymore!! Alex does it again!!

  • Reply
    May 20, 2021 at 1:51 am

    5 stars
    Another delicious recipe!! Loved it so much!! The sauce is soooo good!!

  • Reply
    May 19, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    grilling tonight for a dad & daughter date but he’s not a cole slaw fan! what would you recommend for a side option?

  • Reply
    May 19, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    5 stars
    Made this last night and LOVE it!! Also delicious to combine the shrimp, sauce, and slaw into a corn tortilla for a yummy little taco!
    Curious if you tried this with some arrowroot on the shrimp before grilling?? I might try that next time?

    • Reply
      May 19, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      I haven’t tried that! but HECK YES to the tacos.

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    May 19, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Would subbing the avocado oil with olive oil make a noticeable difference in the flavor profile in the slaw?

    • Reply
      May 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm

      not at all!

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    Lauren Hill
    May 19, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Bomb shrimp! Made this with the cilantro lime rice from your cookbook! Amazing!

  • Reply
    May 19, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Any substitue for mayo?

    • Reply
      May 19, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Greek yogurt would work

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    Michelle Ryan
    May 18, 2021 at 3:52 am

    5 stars
    So good!! I love the sauce with it. I also served with white rice to have a carb. I drizzled the sauce on the rice and it was delicious.

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    Kary Colen
    May 18, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Do you by chance have the nutritional information available for this meal at all?

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    May 17, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Could you assemble this ahead of time to grill the next day? Would the bang bang sauce be ok if made beforehand?

    • Reply
      May 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm

      absolutely you can make ahead and keep refrigerated!

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    Laura Gottfried
    May 17, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    If I don’t have access to a grill what is the best way to prepare the shrimp? Thanks!

    • Reply
      May 17, 2021 at 10:07 pm

      You can either use a grill pan, or just sear them in a skillet (no skewer needed) and toss in the sauce at the end.

    • Reply
      May 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

      I made these in the air fryer (added a bit of tapioca starch first) & they were smokin’ good!

      • Reply
        May 20, 2021 at 12:13 am

        yay!! thanks for sharing!

      • Reply
        May 24, 2021 at 7:34 pm

        What temp/time for the air fryer?? I may use that method tonight.

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