Honey Walnut Prawns

Originally posted 12/12/10
Recipe updated 9/14/13

Made this with two friends a while back and made it again for B. Whenever we go to any Chinese restaurant he ALWAYS orders this dish, so he keeled over when I told him I could make it.

We made the batter and sauce and coated as many shrimp as possible since I like very little batter. This recipe is definitely healthier than what you get at buffets and even more delicious… you’ve gotta eat it fresh. Adapted from Allrecipes.

3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cup walnuts
3 egg whites
1/3 – 1/2 cup mochiko (glutinous rice flour)
2 lbs large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup mayonnaise (can substitute up to 1/8 cup with plain Greek yogurt)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon canned sweetened condensed milk (or substitute honey)
vegetable oil for frying

Stir together the water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and add the walnuts. Boil for 2 minutes, then drain and place walnuts on a cookie sheet to dry. Optional: Bake in oven until crispy, about 10 mintues

Whip egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy. Stir in the mochiko (add more if necessary) until it has a pasty consistency. 
Heat the oil in a heavy deep skillet over medium-high heat. Dip shrimp into the mochiko batter, and then fry in the hot oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove with chopsticks and drain on paper towels.

In a medium serving bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk. Add shrimp and toss to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle the candied walnuts on top and serve.

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  1. Oh my goodness, love all the dishes you’ve been cooking up! They look amazing would definitely make any day better! So glad that you made these cookies. Thanks for the tip.Happy to read your post and appreciating you for making this better and yummy foods.Keep bogging.