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Honey Walnut Shrimp


35 min

Honey Walnut Shrimp

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35 min


4 persons




4.00 rating-star (583)


Author: Victoria Bailey
This honey walnut shrimp is a Hong Kong-style recipe! Crispy battered shrimp are tossed in a creamy sauce and topped with sugar-coated walnuts.


  • water: 1 cup
  • white sugar: 0.66667 cup
  • walnuts: 0.5 cup
  • egg whites: 4 piece
  • mochiko (glutinous rice flour): 0.66667 cup
  • vegetable oil for frying: 1 cup
  • large shrimp, peeled and deveined: 1 pound
  • mayonnaise: 0.25 cup
  • honey: 2 Tbsp
  • canned sweetened condensed milk: 1 Tbsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Stir together water and sugar in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and add walnuts. Boil for 2 minutes, then drain and place walnuts on a cookie sheet to dry.
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  2. Whip egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy. Stir in mochiko until it has a pasty consistency.
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  3. Heat oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat.
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  4. Dip shrimp in mochiko batter, then fry in batches in hot oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
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  5. Stir together mayonnaise, honey, and sweetened condensed milk in a medium serving bowl. Add fried shrimp and toss to coat with sauce. Sprinkle candied walnuts on top and serve.
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History of the Honey Walnut Shrimp:

The Honey Walnut Shrimp is a popular dish in Hong Kong and is thought to have originated there. With a mix of crispy battered shrimp tossed in a creamy sauce, and topped with sugar-coated walnuts, it has become a favorite dish in Chinese cuisine across the world.

Tips and Tricks for Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe:

For the perfect crispy texture, make sure to use glutinous rice flour or mochiko to make the batter. You can also add a pinch of salt to the batter for extra flavor. When cooking the shrimp, fry them in small batches to make sure they cook evenly and stay crispy.

For the sauce, you can adjust the sweetness and tanginess to your liking by adding more or less honey or sweetened condensed milk. And to make the walnuts crispy, make sure to boil them for only two minutes and then let them cool and dry completely before coating them with sugar.

Tips for presenting the dish:

To make the Honey Walnut Shrimp look even more appealing, serve it on a bed of crispy lettuce or garnish with thinly sliced scallions. You can also decorate the dish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds or a drizzle of sweet chili sauce for extra flavor and texture. Serve it with steamed rice or as a side dish to your favorite Asian-inspired meal.

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