These Bang Bang shrimp tacos are made to impress! The Bang Bang shrimp is crispy, tender, sweet, and spicy. Each bite is filled with a flour tortilla, shrimp, and a tangy slaw. It is delicious!
Make the slaw: In a large bowl, toss all the cilantro slaw ingredients together until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Prepare the Bang Bang sauce: In another bowl, combine all the Bang Bang sauce ingredients. Set aside.
Prepare the shrimp: Pat dry the shrimp. Season shrimp with salt and pepper. Heat oil (about 2 inches deep) in a large Dutch oven until the oil’s temperature reaches 375 degrees F. Use a candy thermometer to measure the oil’s temperature. While the oil is heating, toss shrimp with buttermilk. Transfer the buttermilk-coated shrimp to the cornstarch, leaving any excess buttermilk behind. Toss until evenly combined.
Cook the shrimp: When the oil has reached 375 degrees F, deep fry in batches, about 3-4 minutes. If the shrimp is not not fully submerged in oil, flip halfway through to cook on both sides. Transfer cooked shrimp to a paper lined with paper towel to soak any excess oil.
In a separate bowl, toss the shrimp with about 2/3 of the Bang Bang sauce.
Assemble the tacos: For each taco, layer about 3 prepared pieces of shrimp over a flour tortilla and top with the prepared slaw. Serve with the remaining Bang Bang sauce and cilantro for garnish. Serve immediately.