Honey Walnut Shrimp
Recipe type: main
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 2 servings
For the walnuts
  • ½ cup walnut halves
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
For the sauce
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon honey
For the batter
  • 4 egg whites
  • ½ cup cornstarch
For the shrimp
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • salt and pepper
  • oil for frying (I used sunflower oil)
Make the walnuts
  1. Stir the water and sugar together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the walnuts and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Use a strainer to remove the walnuts to parchment paper. Arrange in a single layer and let cool.
Make the sauce
  1. Stir the mayo, sweetened condensed milk and honey together in a large bowl. Adjust the amounts to suit your taste. Set aside.
Prepare the shrimp
  1. Salt and pepper the shrimp and let stand while you make the batter.
  2. Beat the egg whites until quite stiff. Beat in the cornstarch.
  3. Put about 2 inches of oil into a heavy bottomed pan and heat until 375F/190C (use a thermometer)
  4. Coat the shrimp in the egg white batter and fry until the batter is golden brown, about 2 - 3 minutes. Cook in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
  5. Drain the cooked shrimp on paper towel.
  6. When finished, stir the shrimp into the sauce to coat.
  7. Transfer to a platter, garnish with the candied walnuts and cilantro.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at https://lydiasflexitariankitchen.com/honey-walnut-shrimp/