Honey Walnut Shrimp

Honey Walnut Shrimp


  • 1 c.  water
  • 1 c.  granulated sugar
  • 1 c.  walnuts
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 c. cornstarch
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp.  heavy cream

Cooked white rice, for serving
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish



  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Add walnuts and let boil for 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove walnuts and let cool on a small baking sheet.
  2. Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place eggs in a shallow bowl and cornstarch in another shallow bowl. Dip shrimp in eggs, then in cornstarch coating well.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1” of oil. Add shrimp in batches and fry until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, and heavy cream. Toss shrimp in sauce. Serve over rice with candied walnuts and garnish with green onions.

Recipe by: Honey Walnut Shrimp.

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