From My Kitchen: Honey Walnut Shrimp

I work in Manhattan, so ordering out for dinner or lunch is a regular occurrence for me. I don’t always like the cost, but I do like the fact that there is so much food from so many different cultures to choose from. I once ordered Honey Walnut Shrimp, and I honestly can’t even remember from where! But I absolutely loved them, and of course I had to find the recipe to recreate them at home. They came out just as delicious, maybe even better. I rarely fry anything, so I didn’t do a particularly good job with frying the shrimp, but in the end they looked pretty good, and tasted even better. Obviously, I have to share this recipe, it would be a crime to keep it to myself. And I sure do hope that you will love this dish as much as I do.

What you’ll need:

for the dip:

Add water, sugar and walnuts to a small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes and remove the walnuts. Air dry them on a paper towel on a dish.

Whisk egg whites until foamy, then add cornstarch and continue whisking until combined.

Dip the shrimp in the egg white batter, make sure they are fully covered in it. Fry them in the hot oil in a medium sized pot in hot oil (350 degrees). Fry for 2 – 3 minutes on each side.

Remove shrimp from the pot and dry on a paper towel on a plate. In the meantime, make the sauce by adding honey, mayonnaise and condensed milk to a medium sized pot, whisk to combine. Add the shrimp to the sauce, and combine carefully with a large spoon.

Combine all 4 ingredients to make the dipping sauce. Place the shrimp in a serving dish, and cover with candied walnuts and scallions.

Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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