Boom Boom Shrimp

This Boom Boom Shrimp is quick, easy and delicious.  It is sweet and spicy with minimal ingredients and comes together in under 10 minutes. 

Why you'll love this recipe:

  • This recipe is quick and easy making it perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Ready in under 10 minutes you could have this ready before the kids start to ask when dinner will be ready. 
  • The sauce is not super spicy making it perfect for kids to get some seafood in. 
  • Boom Boom Shrimp is creamy and flavorful without the high calorie batter.
  • If you have a peanut allergy simply omit the PB2. 
  • 6 jumbo shrimp is under 250 calories leaving room to pair with your favorite sides.
  • Boom Boom Chicken anyone? Swap shrimp with bite size pieces of chicken.

What is Boom Boom Shrimp?

Boom Boom Shrimp is typically a tempura fried shrimp covered in boom boom sauce. The sauce consists mainly of mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce. I however have made the most macro friendly Boom Boom Shrimp I could by skipping the batter and going directly to a show stopping sauce.

Ingredients and Substitutes:

Shrimp: you can buy raw shrimp from the seafood counter or a 2 lbs. bag of frozen shrimp. My favorite frozen is Waterfront Bistro. 

Mayonnaise: you can swap light mayonnaise with any of your favorite non-dairy brands to make this dairy free. 

Sweet Chili Sauce: any brand will work. 

Ketchup: you can swap with sugar free, organic or any other favorite ketchup. We like True Made Foods Ketchup with added veggies and no added sugar. Got to add veggies wherever you can with small kids, right?   

Sriracha: recipe calls for 1/4 – 1 Tbsp. of sriracha. This is personal preference as some people do not like spice. If making this for a group who does not like spice, example young kids, omit completely and add directly to your serving.

Peanut Butter Powder: the recipe calls for PB2 Peanut Butter Powdered. You can add your favorite peanut or nut butter here in place of powdered. I would suggest you omit 1 tbsp. of mayonnaise in place of 2 tbsp. peanut (or not) butter. The powered PB2 is a protein add with a little additional peanut flavor add. You can also omit completely if desired. Macros with change as nut butter vs. powdered are a big difference in calories. 

boom boom shrimp

How to make:

Step 1

Defrost and clean shrimpIf your shrimp is frozen place all the shrimp in a large bowl and fill with room temp water. Let the shrimp defrost in the water. Shell and clean shrimp. 

Step 2

Cook shrimp: Heat a pan over medium and spray with non stick cooking spray. Add shrimp to pan and cook until cooked through. Approx. 3 minutes each side. Once completely cooked, drain any excess liquid before adding the sauce. 

Step 3

Make the sauce: In a separate bowl mix all sauce ingredients together and add directly to the pan of shrimp. 

Step 4

Simmer: Cover shrimp with sauce and let simmer for a few minutes to warm. 

Step 5

Serve and enjoy: Serve alone, as a app, with your favorite rice or cauli rice, in tacos, lettuce wraps, burritos or add to a salad. 

boom boom shrimp

How to serve Boom Boom Shrimp

Serve alone as a snack or appetizer, over your favorite rice or cauli rice, in a salad, in tacos, burrito or lettuce wraps. 

How to store it

If you have leftovers, call me, I’ll come pick them up! Seriously though, this is addicting, and you won’t be able to put it down. I do suggest always serving shrimp immediately as a personal preference. However, you can store this in a airtight container in the fridge for two days and reheat in the microwave. 

If you like this recipe be sure to check out some of our other easy meals!


6 servings 

Approx. 6 Shrimp


“ohsnapmacros Boom Boom Shrimp”

5 from 3 Reviews


Adjust Servings
2 lbs. jumbo frozen shrimp (deveined tail on)
3/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup (140g) Sweet Chili Sauce
1/4 cup (70g) Ketchup
1/4 - 1 Tbsp. Sriracha (more or less to taste)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
2 tbsp. (13g) PB2 Peanut Butter Powdered

Nutritional Information

230 Calories
8 Fat (g)
16 Carbs (g)
21 Protein (g)



Pour shrimp into a large bowl and fill with room temp water. Let shrimp defrost completely before cooking. Once defrosted remove shells and tails.
Mark as complete

Heat a pan over medium and spray with nonstick spay. Add cleaned shrimp to pan and cook until cooked through. Approx. 3 minutes on each side.
Mark as complete

In a separate bowl mix all sauce ingredients together.
When the shrimp are cooked through, drain any excess liquid from the pan before adding sauce.
Mark as complete

Add sauce directly to the pan and cook for a few minutes to warm the sauce and simmer.
Serve immediately. Roughly 6 per serving. As always, for the most accurate macros count the number of shrimp and divide by 6 servings.
Mark as complete


You will have excess sauce. That has been taken into account.


  • Renee

    The prep is amazingly simple, and the flavors all come together so well. I was hoping one of my kids wouldn’t like the sauce (their picky) so I’d have leftovers and it backfired 😂. I’ll be making this one again very soon.

  • krystle

    what kind of ketchup do you use? regular or low sugar?

    • daniellelima

      Regular ketchup has been included in the nutrition facts. Low sugar ketchup drops it approximately 17 calories per serving, predominately in carbs, depending on what brand you’re using.

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