The best recipe for homemade honey walnut shrimp! Enjoy this Chinese restaurant classic at home with my easy recipe! You’ll love this juicy shrimp recipe, served over white rice! It’s made with deep fried shrimp coated in a sweetened condensed milk sauce and candied walnuts. The shrimp are so juicy and flavorful and the candied walnuts add extra crunch and flavor! This easy seafood recipe is bound to become a favorite!
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Easy Shrimp Recipe!
You’ll love just how easy this shrimp recipe is to prepare! The honey walnut shrimp start with a dip in hot oil. First, wash, clean and pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Heat a few cups of oil in a pot over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 300F. Coat the cleaned shrimp in a light dusting of cornstarch, then drop into the hot oil. The shrimp will cook quickly in the hot oil, about 3 to 4 minutes per batch. Repeat this process with 8 to 10 shrimp per batch, until all the shrimp is fried.
Next, it’s time for the creamy sauce! The juicy, fried shrimp need to be coated in a sweet and delicious sauce. Simply combine together the mayonnaise, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and half-and-half (or cream) in a large bowl and whisk. Once you have the sauce ready, just add the fried shrimp and toss until the shrimp are evenly coated. That’s it! Super easy and delicious!
How to Make Candied Walnuts
The candied walnuts in this shrimp recipe are a must! They’re sweet and crunchy and add so much great texture! Preparing the walnuts is the most lengthy part of this recipe, but they can be prepared ahead of time. First, cook the walnuts in water for about 30 minutes, until the skin of the nuts comes off easily. You want to get rid of the skin as much as possible because it can cause the nuts to taste bitter. Once the skins are off, cook the walnuts in a sugar syrup until the the sugar reduces and sticks to the nuts.
Next, it’s time to deep-fry the walnuts. This deep-frying step is what makes the walnuts extra crunchy. Take the walnuts from the sugar syrup and drop them into hot oil. Fry them for just a few minutes, until the sugar crystalizes. Take the walnuts out of the oil and spread them onto a baking sheet. Be extra careful handling the nuts – they will be extremely hot! Let them cool and then use for the recipe!
Serving Honey Walnut Shrimp
This seafood recipe is so easy to make and enjoy! Once you have the shrimp done and coated and the walnuts ready, it’s time to serve. Add a generous amount of prepared shrimp on top of steamed white or brown rice and top with a few walnuts.
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