Honey Walnut Shrimp

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Honey Walnut Shrimp- Crispy battered shrimp drenched in a sweet creamy glaze and topped with candied walnuts. All the flavor from your favorite restaurant, for a lot less money!Honey Walnut Shrimp

My second son Spencer is a huge fan of shrimp. He has been requesting it for his birthday dinner for the past few years. Remember the Shrimp Tacos? I actually made this Honey Walnut Shrimp this winter, but the lighting was terrible, so I didn’t get a chance to take blog worthy photos. Which is really a shame, because this stuff is phenomenal!! I made it again for his birthday, and this time  I knew I’d have plenty of daylight. Gotta love summer birthdays! 🙂 How To Make Honey Walnut ShrimpIf you’ve ever had honey glazed shrimp at a restaurant, you know that it can be a little spendy. I’ve always been willing to fork out the cash because we love it so much. But now it is great to have the option of making it at home. I can feed 4-5 of us for the cost of one serving at a Chinese restaurant. And to tell the truth, I actually liked this homemade version even better! Recipe for Honey Glazed Walnut Shrimp

Honey Walnut Shrimp

1 pound uncooked shrimp
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup egg whites (about 3-4 large eggs), beaten
2-3 cups canola oil
Sauce: 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp salt
Sugared Walnuts:
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
For walnuts: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium high heat till mixture starts to turn golden brown. Quickly add walnuts and salt, stirring till the nuts are coated. Pour out onto a plate, spreading apart the walnuts. Let cool while you prepare shrimp.
For sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk till smooth. Set aside.
For shrimp: Peel and devein if necessary. Heat oil to about 375°. Combine cornstarch, salt, and egg whites till smooth. Dip shrimp in cornstarch mixture and coat evenly. Fry a few pieces at a time in the hot oil. Mine took about 4 minutes to lightly brown and cook completely. Remove to paper towels. When all the shrimp is cooked, place in a serving dish. Add the walnuts and the sauce and stir to coat. Serve over hot rice.


  1. This looks so good, my son would love this! Thanks for linking this up to The Creative Collection Link Party!

  2. This looks delicious Kara!! It reminds me of my favorite meal at PF Chang’s which is a honey walnut shrimp with melons, (honey dew I think!) I am definitely going to give this a try!! 🙂

    • I hadn’t actually tried the PF Chang’s version until after I made this one. I think the honey dew melon would be a tasty addition to this version! Let me know how you like it!

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