Honey Walnut Prawns

Honey Walnut Prawns
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

This popular recipe, also known as Honey Walnut Shrimp, is found in both western and Hong Kong restaurants.

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb of large or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbs condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup oil

How to Make It

Rinse walnuts, then boil in 5 cups of water, continually changing water until clear.
When clear, boil with sugar until sugar dissolves.
Heat 2 cups oil until almost smoking, then deep fry walnuts until they're shiny and brown, no longer golden.
Place walnuts on a cookie sheet, let cool.
Mix cornstarch and egg whites together to form a thick, sticky texture and mix well with shrimp. Set aside. Mix honey, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and condensed milk in a medium bowl until smooth.

Heat oil until boiling, then deep fry the shrimp until golden brown.
Drain, then fold in honey mayonnaise mixture. Mix well, sprinkle with walnuts, and arrange on ​a platter.
Recipe for Honey Walnut Prawns reprinted with permission from the shrimp.com website.

Reader Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: Outstanding! There are seven in my house with five being teenagers. Everyone loved it and I will make it again and again. They are fighting over leftovers for their lunch.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
703 Calories
22g Fat
94g Carbs
35g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)