This bang bang sauce recipe is the perfect topping for your chicken, shrimp, or steak dish. Easy to make with a sweet but spicy taste, this will soon become your favorite homemade condiment.
This bang bang sauce is creamy, sweet, and spicy, and perfect on chicken, shrimp, or steak. It can also be used as a dipping sauce for fries and onion rings.
The ingredients are easy to find in any grocery store and it only takes 5 minutes to make. You can tweak it with different spices like cayenne pepper or red chili flakes if you want more heat. Get ready for some serious flavor.
I think one of the best things about this sauce is that while a lot of hot sauces don’t appeal to people who don’t like their food spicy, bang bang sauce tends to go down great with both spicy and non-spicy lovers alike.
It’s beautifully simple to make, and can easily be done while you’re preparing your main meal just while you have a minute to spare.
Its spice comes from sriracha, and then that unmistakable creaminess comes from mayonnaise. All of that with some rice wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and a touch of sugar combines to make an addictive sauce!
I should just caveat this by saying that the sugar is very much to my own taste as I like these things a little sweet, but it’s just as good without! If you’re unsure, just add slowly and do a taste test as you go.
Whisk all of these ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and even. Just evenly coat the shrimp/chicken/whatever you’ve prepared with the sauce and you are good to go!
What Is Bang Bang Sauce?
Bang bang sauce is a sweet and spicy condiment, made with sriracha, mayonnaise, and chili flakes. It’s typically used on chicken, shrimp, or steak dishes to give them an extra punch of flavor and heat.
Side Dish Ideas
Not sure what to rustle up on the side of this tangy condiment? Here’s what to serve bang bang sauce with.
Roasted cauliflower florets serve as the perfect ingredient to carry this recipe. Bang bang cauliflower combines the sauce with Panko breadcrumbs before baking for 20 minutes. This crystallizes the sugar content of the sauce, giving the florets a deliciously sweet flavor with just the right amount of heat.
How Long Does It Last in the Fridge?
The sauce can be stored in an airtight container and left in the fridge to be enjoyed later. The sauce should last for up to 10 days if kept well sealed.
Bang Bang Sauce
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 pinch Thai chili flakes
- 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined and even
- Serve in ramekin or coat over fried tofy, shrimp, or chicken