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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!

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5 from 14 votes

Bang Bang Shrimp Skewers

Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

  • 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 a 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!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 4 people


Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!


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39 Comments

  1. Great meal! I served with browned cauliflower rice and it was a hit! Struggled to find NOT farm raised shrimp though! Be sure to start plenty early because this dish has lots of prep work and uses lots of dishes. I will make it again!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and it was AMAZING! We added a couple charred tortillas and made them into shrimp tacos with the slaw on top, but it was wonderful without, as well. Love your recipes!

  3. 5 stars
    Wowowowo this may be my favorite DD recipe yet! The slaw was SO good and fresh and the bang bang sauce so yummy.