Honey Walnut Shrimp is one of those dishes that you can’t seem to get enough of. This recipe makes the best, and I would put it up against any restaurant recipe.
Honey Walnut Shrimp
Author: Prickly Gourmet
Recipe type: Entree
Yield: 4 servings
- 1 cup water
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup walnut halves
- 4 egg whites
- 2/3 cup cornstarch
- 1 pound large shrimp , 18-20 count, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- Green onions, sliced (optional)
- Add the water, sugar and walnuts to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for two minutes, then remove the walnuts, spread out on a flat dish and let dry.
- Whisk the egg whites until they are foamy then add cornstarch and continue whisking until combined.
- Add the shrimp to the batter and one at a time using a fork pick up 1 shrimp at a time allowing it to drip off so that the shrimp has a thin coating and maintains its shape.
- Heat oil in a medium size pot on medium high (350 degrees F) and fry until light golden brown, 4-5 minutes.
- To make the sauce, to a bowl add the mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk and whisk to combine.
- Add the fried shrimp to the sauce and coat with a large spoon.
- Place on serving plate and top with the candied walnuts.
- Sprinkle with sliced green onions, if desired.
- Serve immediately with steamed rice.