Appetizers Seafood

Boom Boom Shrimp

Elen Rustick By Updated June 3, 2023

This boom boom shrimp recipe is the perfect combination of creamy spicy and crunchy. Fried shrimp are coated in a smooth boom boom sauce for an explosion of flavors.

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What Is Boom Boom Shrimp?

Boom Boom Shrimp consists of succulent shrimp coated with crispy batter and fried to golden perfection. It’s then tossed with the creamy, spicy and rich boom boom sauce bringing the whole dish to the next level.

Spicy Boom Boom Shrimp

This delectable Boom Boom Shrimp recipe is one of my go-to recipes when I’m starving for seafood (and let’s be honest, fried foods too).

And when the kids are in the mood for seafood too, I adjust the level of heat of the sauce.

Plus, it’s really easy to make. What I also love about this recipe is that it’s the kind of restaurant-quality dinner dish you can make easily at home, with basic ingredients and for a fraction of the price.

Trust me, every single bite of this dish leaves you wanting more. You will even wonder how it came out of your kitchen.

Boom Boom Shrimp Ingredients

You’ll need simple ingredients to make boom boom shrimp in the comfort of your own kitchen:

  • Shrimps: for this recipe, you’ll need 16 – 20 peeled and deveined shrimp. I’ve used small shrimp for this recipe. Bigger sizes are often more suitable for this kind of dish, especially if you intend to serve it on its own. I’ve also used fresh shrimp. But if you don’t have access to them, frozen shrimp will work too! Simply make sure to pat them dry after thawing them, or the batter won’t stick.

  • Flour: flour is the first coating in the breading process and gives a dry surface to stick to.

  • Cornstarch: cornstarch makes the shrimp crispy

  • Eggs: eggs act as a binder and help the cornstarch to adhere.

  • Seasonings: this recipe calls for salt and pepper as seasoning

  • Oil: Any vegetable oil will do for this recipe, but peanut oil is a popular choice for fried shrimp

  • Boom boom shrimp sauce: of course, for boom boom shrimp, you’ll need boom boom sauce! Made with sriracha sauce and sweet chili sauce, it will bring sweet and savory heat.

Boom Boom Shrimp Recipe

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time15 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Servings3 to 4
  • Yield16-20 pcs

Level: Easy


Boom Boom Shrimp Ingredients


How To Make Boom Boom Shrimps

Preparing The Two Mixtures

Add 2 eggs to a medium-sized bowl. Season with pepper and salt.

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Whisk until well combined.

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In a separate bowl, add the cornstarch and all-purpose flour. Whisk until fully combined.

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You should have three bowls: one with the shrimp, another with the egg wash, and one last with the flour mixture.

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Coating The Shrimp

Dip the shrimp into the egg wash. Then, dip it into the flour mixture.

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Repeat this coating process for the remaining shrimp, until they are all coated.

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Frying The Shrimp

Fill the skillet or deep pan with oil. Heat oil. Add your shrimp to the oil. Fry the shrimp and flip halfway through cooking.

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Cook shrimp until you get a crispy batter and golden brown color. Drain any excess oil on a paper towel lined plate.

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Combining With The Sauce

Add the deep-fried shrimp to a bowl and coat it in the boom boom sauce. Or add the sauce to the shrimp as a dipping bowl.

Serve the shrimp right away. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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What To Serve With Boom Boom Shrimp

Pair this dish with a bold Cauliflower Soup Ina Garten,  steamed white rice, or a fresh Farro salad!

How To Store Boom Boom Shrimp

  • In the Fridge: store boom boom shrimp in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

  • In the Freezer: Freeze the shrimp without the sauce for approximately 6 months. If you coated the shrimp with the sauce, the USDA doesn’t recommend freezing. The mayonnaise-based sauce doesn’t freeze well, because the mayo separates when it thaws.

How To Reheat Boom Boom Shrimp

Since the shrimp is coated with sauce, you should pan-fry the shrimp to reheat it. Simply keep in mind they will not be as crispy as the fresh version.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 583Calories
  • 28.3g Fat
  • 48.7g Carbs
  • 31.7gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 583
% Daily Value*
Total Fat28.3g 36%
Saturated Fat3.8g 19%
Cholesterol321mg 107%
Sodium761mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate48.7g 18%
Dietary Fiber1.2g 4%
Total Sugars2.5g
Vitamin C8mcg 39%
Calcium124mg 10%
Iron3mg 14%
Potassium279mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.