honey walnut shrimp

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of honey walnut shrimp, a beloved dish that combines the sweetness of honey with the crunch of candied walnuts and crispy shrimp. This delightful recipe is perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself to a gourmet meal at home. Simple to prepare and incredibly tasty, it’s a surefire hit for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Honey Walnut Shrimp:

  • Perfectly Balanced Flavors: The sweetness of the honey sauce perfectly complements the savory shrimp.
  • Texture Sensation: The combination of crispy shrimp and crunchy candied walnuts is simply irresistible.
  • Restaurant Quality at Home: This recipe allows you to enjoy a high-quality dish in the comfort of your own kitchen.
  • Quick and Easy: With minimal prep and cooking time, you can have this dish ready in no time.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • For the Shrimp:
    • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1/2 cup cornstarch
    • 2 large egg whites
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup water
    • Vegetable oil for frying
  • For the Candied Walnuts:
    • 1/2 cup walnuts
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup water
  • For the Honey Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to Make Honey Walnut Shrimp:

  1. Prepare the Candied Walnuts:
    • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil and add walnuts.
    • Boil for 2 minutes, then drain and transfer walnuts to a baking sheet to dry.
  2. Coat the Shrimp:
    • In a bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy.
    • In another bowl, combine cornstarch, flour, and water to form a batter.
    • Dip each shrimp first in the egg whites, then in the batter.
  3. Fry the Shrimp:
    • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Fry shrimp in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
    • Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  4. Make the Honey Sauce:
    • In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice.
  5. Combine and Serve:
    • Toss the fried shrimp in the honey sauce until evenly coated.
    • Add candied walnuts and gently mix.
    • Serve immediately, garnished with extra walnuts if desired.

Variations and Tips:

  • Spicy Kick: Add a teaspoon of sriracha to the honey sauce for a spicy twist.
  • Healthier Option: Bake the shrimp instead of frying for a lighter version.
  • Extra Crunch: Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving for added texture.
  • Make Ahead: Prepare the candied walnuts and honey sauce ahead of time to save on prep.

How to Store Honey Walnut Shrimp:

  • Refrigerate: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven to retain crispiness.
  • Freeze: Freeze the fried shrimp without sauce in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag for up to 1 month. Thaw and reheat before tossing in the sauce.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: MainCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

450

kcal

Ingredients

  • For the Shrimp:
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Vegetable oil for frying

  • For the Candied Walnuts:
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • For the Honey Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

  • Prepare the Candied Walnuts
  • Coat the Shrimp
  • Fry the Shrimp
  • Make the Honey Sauce
  • Combine and Serve

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