Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

One of the best Chinese seafood dishes is honey walnut shrimp. Honey walnut shrimp is very popular in many restaurants. This dish is actually pretty cheap compared to most shrimp dishes. The shrimp is the only item on the ingredient list that is somewhat expensive. The steps are very easy – the shrimp is lightly battered, deep fried and then tossed with a honey sauce. The real treat here is the candied walnuts, they are delicious! If get some shrimp that are already peeled and deveined this dish can be on the table in about a half hour. Enjoy.

1lb large shrimp (peeled and deveined, with tails removed)
1 cup water
2/3 cup white sugar
Β½ cup walnuts
4 egg whites
2/3 cup cornstarch
ΒΌ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon canned sweetened condensed milk
1 cup oil (for frying)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a small sauce pan mix water and sugar. Bring to a boil and add the walnuts. Boil for 2 minutes, drain and place on a baking sheet to dry.

Step 2: Meanwhile, beat egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy. Stir in cornstarch until it becomes somewhat thick. Dip shrimp into the batter. Heat oil in a deep fryer and fry shrimp in batches in oil until golden brown (about 5 minutes). Drain on paper towels.
Step 3: In a serving bowl, mix mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk. Add shrimp and toss to coat with the sauce. Add walnuts and serve.
(Makes 4 Servings)


23 Responses to “Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe”

  1. HoneyB — April 1, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

    This is Grumpy and my absolute favorite dish ever. Makes me want to make it again! Yummy!

  2. Victor — April 2, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    I love making this dish. I do it with a mix of fried chicken and shrimps.

  3. Ioana — April 2, 2009 @ 9:48 am

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  4. Tannia — April 3, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

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  5. Ivy — April 4, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    I’ve never tried this dish but it does sound good.

  6. Chelle — April 5, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    This was looking so good until I saw that it had mayo in it! Any recommendations for substitutions?

    I will maybe experiment with this for a mayo free grilled version, I love the idea of the honey and walnuts for coating it.

  7. Bobby — April 5, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    Chelle – You could probably omit the mayo all together if you wanted.

  8. Pilar — April 14, 2009 @ 12:47 pm

    I will try this recipe this week. Looks very, very good!! Excellent presentation to incentive the interest of cooking lovers.

  9. Kelly — May 8, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

    This is amazing. I’m making my way through your recipes- So far, no disapointments- this is my current favorite.

  10. Kent — June 9, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    I made this meal tonight, delicious! πŸ™‚

  11. JL — July 16, 2009 @ 12:00 pm

    This recipe is awesome and identical in taste to the chinese restaurants. I served it for a dinner party along with some other asian dishes. This was definitely the favorite and everybody raved about it.

  12. VickyGeez — November 3, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    I made this and it turned out VERY nice. Not far off from the asain restaurants I get it at. I just should’ve made some white rice to go with it because it was very sweet and needed a “bland” flavor to even it out. Very nice though, thank you.

  13. Chef Deej — December 10, 2009 @ 2:56 pm

    Simply delicious!!!

  14. Kay — March 23, 2010 @ 8:32 pm

    I left the egg whites out and substituted walnuts for pecans because I had neither. The outcome was just as delicious. Simple to make and yummy to eat!

  15. Jennifer — September 27, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    This is the recipe that started it all….My son said can you make walnut shrimp and so i searched and found this recipe and started looking at other recipes and they all looked so good that I started doing a Bobbyfest…every night I made a dinner from the site….I had to double most stuff because I am feeding 2 large men…most everything has come out very good.

  16. Kristen — January 27, 2011 @ 3:48 pm


    That is all. πŸ™‚

    p.s. I didn’t have cornstarch, so I used twice as much flour instead. But like I said, perfect.

  17. Kim — April 28, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

    THIS TURNED OUT SO GOOD! I’m only 14 and i made it, it wasn’t that hard either (: my family loved it a lot!

  18. Lori — December 18, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    This recipe also works with chicken instead of shrimp. My kids don’t like shrimp so I tried it with chicken…deliscious

  19. Kawehilani — February 19, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I love this recipe…Now I can make my own,instead of buying it from the restruaunt.

  20. MARTHA — March 3, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    This looks soooooo good! A local Chinese restaurant used to make it but the owner passes away and they removed it from their menu. Thank you thank you for giving this recipe! Gonna try it this week:-)

  21. Donna — May 17, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    I have been looking for this reciepe for a long time I’m going to give it a try

  22. rex — June 8, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    made this served over chopped lettuce very very good

  23. linda — April 13, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    awesome…have made three times now. My grandsons favorite..I skip step 1 as I prefer to to use store bought Emerald glazed walnuts…just add to step 3. so easy to make..so yummy…

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