This Honey Walnut Shrimp is easy to make, and so much better than takeout! Shrimp are coated in a puffy egg white cornstarch batter and fried until golden, then tossed in a creamy sweet sauce and caramelized honey walnuts.
Combine the water, sugar, honey, and walnuts in a heavy bottomed skillet. There’s no need to stir it, it will spread on its own as it heats up. Bring to a boil, and watch very carefully as the mixture first dissolves the sugar, and then starts to caramelize to an amber color. This will go from perfect to burned very quickly, so keep an eye on it, and pull it off the heat when the sugar is amber colored.
Remove the walnuts with a slotted spoon to a sheet of parchment paper. Set aside.
Whisk to combine the mayonnaise, sweetened condensed milk, honey, and lemon juice. Set aside.
Preheat a deep fryer to 375 degrees F.
First, deep fry the walnuts for 1 minute, until golden brown. Then remove to a plate.
Now, deep fry the shrimp. Using a handheld mixer, whip together the egg whites and cornstarch until it thickens and forms soft peaks. Dip the shrimp into the batter, then deep fry in two batches for 2-3 minutes each time, until golden brown.
Drain on a paper towel, then toss in the sauce. Add the honey walnuts to the mix, and serve the dish with steamed rice. Enjoy!