Honey Walnut Shrimp
I often cook this dish for a gathering of friends, relatives, or for a party. It is very easy to make and does not require a lot of effort. The only thing that requires a lot of effort would be the cleaning of the shrimp. However, you can buy shrimp that are already cleaned which is what I do. I just mix in the batter, dip the shrimp and serve it. It is a great food for all occasions. The sweet taste of honey, condense milk, and mayonnaise, combine that with the texture of the shrimp will result in amazing flavors for your mouth. This is definitely not a Filipino recipe. I think it is more of an Asian recipe or American. I am not sure.
The batter has to be paste like. There is room for errors. You can easily see it when you are cooking the shrimp. There are different sizes of eggs, and the shrimp also has a little bit of water. You can always add more sweet rice flour if consistency is very watery. You can serve this without walnuts. I often buy the dole coleslaw which is sliced green cabbage and carrots. I just put that in a plate, put the cooked shrimp and add the dipping sauce. One thing to note is that this is best served after you just cooked it. You also need to use mochiko. I buy it in an asian supermarket for around $1.75.
Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe
Serves: 4 people | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 5 egg whites
- 2/3 cup sweet rice flour
- 1 cup of oil
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon condensed milk
- 1 cup walnut halves/pieces
- 1/4 cup of white sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Combine the egg whites and mochiko. It has to have a pasty or glue like consistency. Combine it with the shrimp.
- Heat the oil in a wok. Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until golden brown which is usually about about 3 minutes. Once cook, place on a plate with paper towel to remove excess oil.
- In a bowl, mix the dipping sauce ingredients together. Dip the shrimp in the dipping sauce and serve.
- Heat a wok over medium heat.
- Add the walnuts, sugar and butter.
- Stir frequently for 5 minutes so that the mixture does not burn.
- Stir constantly until all of the sugar are melted and nuts are coated.
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