A smooth and creamy dipping sauce-this Boom Boom sauce is versatile and will never break. Contrarily, it tastes more fabulous than you expect. It's sweet and spicy with a fantastic blend that satisfies your taste buds.
It is so easy to put it together. And you’ll find yourself making this special Sriracha sauce at least once a week to spice up your food.
About this recipe
With just a few minutes whipping up, a boom boom sauce is ready that the whole family loves. Potential to serve with anything, it instantly boosts up the flavors of the fries, burgers, chicken, hot dogs, and much more.
Initially, I made this to serve with shrimp tacos; later, this excellent dip was our preferred dip.
What is boom boom sauce?
You will not be asking this question if you have had any takeouts from the Sheets or the Bonefish grills. Its versatile dipping sauce is slowly becoming popular because of its unique taste. This recipe is the homemade version of the Sheet’s famous sauce.
What does this sauce taste like?
It’s creamy, hot, and sweet with a zing. It is an excellent, flavorful sauce to enjoy as a dip with the fries or a topping for a burger or hotdog.
How to make Boom Boom sauce?
The ingredients are pantry staples and easy to find in the stores. Moreover, all the ingredients except the mayo have a longer storage time, so you can enjoy it whenever you think of it, surprisingly, in less than 5 minutes.
Mayo. You may use any brand of mayonnaise; the homemade or the olive oil mayo also works better. I prefer using light mayo in this spicy sauce recipe.
Sriracha sauce. It’s an Asian-style hot sauce, And most of the leading stores carry it; you may find it in their international aisle. If you like Asian recipes, I would suggest grabbing a bottle. It is the perfect hot sauce and goes with any recipe, like Sriracha shrimp pasta and spicy garlic edamame.
Sweet chili sauce. An Asian-style hot and sweet spice. I strongly recommend using the sauce; however, you may substitute it with half a teaspoon of refined sugar.
Tomato ketchup. Provides a classic touch to the boom boom sauce and complements the sriracha’s heat. Also, gives a mildly sweet and glassy texture.
Garlic powder. Aroma enhancer: Swap it with fresh minced garlic if you prefer. Garlic and onion powder require at least half an hour to set down. The sauce tastes great if it sits down for an hour.
Onion powder. Balances the garlic flavor, and brings all the other ingredients together. You may skip using it but I would not recommend swapping with fresh onion, as it can turn runny because of its moisture content.
Dijon mustard. Adding Dijon mustard is my personal choice; it gives a toasty flavor. You may substitute it with yellow mustard sauce as well.
The recipe direction
Place a small mixing bowl for the boom boom sauce; add mayo, sriracha sauce, sweet chili sauce, tomato ketchup, garlic powder, onion powder, and Dijon mustard.
Whisk until all the ingredients combine.
And serve with fries or hot dogs.
Tacos. This is the best sauce to serve with tacos, and shrimp tacos are mentioned here.
Shrimp. Get some grilled or sauteed shrimp, drizzle lemon juice over the shrimp and, dip the boom boom sauce; feel the heaven before you.
Wing sauce. Swap your wing sauce with this spicy sauce, and you will not be disappointed.
French fries and BBQ. This dip makes the grilled, barbequed meat a finger-licking good.
Hot dogs and burgers. Serve as a topping and add a layer of flavors.
Make-ahead. Make the boom boom sauce a day before; it tastes better 2-3 hours prior. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
To store. Transfer the leftover to an air-sealed container and refrigerate it for 3 days.
Vegetarian. This is naturally a vegetarian recipe.
Vegan. Omit mayonnaise and use eggs-free vegan mayo instead.
Spice up. Increase the quantity of sriracha sauce for more heat.
Flavors. Try adding horseradish, old bay seasoning, or cajun seasoning.
The recipe FAQ
You know to minimize the heat by reducing the sriracha in this recipe. But if you feel the sauce is too spicy to handle once made, add a blob of mayo or butter a little at a time. Whisk vigorously until combined.
Yes, this sauce is mildly hot.
This recipe is dairy-free and does not call for milk or milk products.
Looking for more dipping sauces?
- Jalapeno Mustard
- Jalapeno Aioli
- Sriracha Aioli Sauce
- Spicy mango sauce
- Banana pepper sauce
- Chili lime vinaigrette
- Spicy condiments
Printable recipe card
Boom boom sauce
- In a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, sweet chili sauce, tomato ketchup, garlic powder, onion powder, and dijon mustard.
- Whisk until all the ingredients combined together.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy with fries or meat.