Crispy shrimp in a sweet, creamy sauce with walnuts caramelized on top! Tastes just like takeout, but BETTER!
I love Chinese food. It’s something I can eat any night. Honey walnut shrimp is always ordered when we order takeout.
This dish is a concoction of crunchy battered shrimp tossed with a sweet and creamy sauce, along with candy-glazed nuts.
This is one of the most popular Chinese dishes, but also the most expensive. You can make it at home for just 10 dollars! You can make this dish on a budget with just one pound of shrimp, walnuts, honey, and condensed milk.
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- Half a cup of sugar
- Half a cup of walnut halves
- Three tablespoons mayonnaise
- Honey, 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Condensed milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons
- Peeled and deveined 1 pound medium Shrimp
- To taste, add Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
- One large egg, beaten
- Half a cup of cornstarch
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.
- Bring 1/2 cup of water to a rolling boil in a small pan on medium heat. Add sugar and continue stirring until it turns golden. Add walnuts and gently combine. Transfer the mixture to a plate lined with parchment paper.
- Whisk together the mayonnaise, condensed milk, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside.
- To taste, season shrimp with salt and black pepper.
- Then, dredge the shrimp in cornstarch and press to coat.
- Add the shrimp in batches to the skillet. Fry until golden brown on both sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side. Transfer the shrimp to a plate lined with paper towels.
- Combine shrimp with honey mixture in a large mixing bowl.
- Serve immediately with walnuts.