easy to make honey walnut shrimp recipe

Walnut Shrimp Recipe - Chinese New Years

This honey walnut shrimp recipe is better than take out - easy to make and delicious
Course dinner
Cuisine asian
Keyword chinese food, honey walnut shrimp, take out recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 924kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1 lbs Large Shrimp
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C walnut halves
  • 1/2 C cornstarch
  • 1 C oil
  • 1/3 C mayonnaise Asian Mayo will give you a more authentic flavor
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • Pat shrimp dry
  • whip the egg whites and salt until foamy
  • put the shrimp in the egg white mixture, stir and leave for 30 mins
  • In a small sauce pan bring the water and sugar to a boil and boil until it starts to turn golden (I'd do it a little less than I did in the video - but it's all about the flavor you want on your candied walnuts)
  • spread onto a silpat mat, they'll harden right away
  • put the cornstarch in a large ziplock bag - and put the shrimp in, shake until all the shrimp are coated
  • heat the oil and fry the shrimp - half at a time - once you see the shrimp start to curl and you see pink flip right away - it will curl a little more - don't over cook - pull out and let drain on a wire rack over a paper towel (not directly onto a paper towel - they will get soggy)
  • in another bowl mix the Mayo, honey, condensed milk and lemon juice - stir
  • add the shrimp and stir to coat
  • to with the walnuts and serve with rice!



Calories: 924kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 1066mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg