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Honey Walnut Shrimp

Easy to follow, very delicious, sweet nutty flavored juicy shrimp.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: best honey walnut shrimp, easy honey walnut shrimp, honey shrimp, honey walnut shrimp, honey walnut shrimp chinese take out
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups canola or vegetable oil


  • 1 cup Carbonated water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Caramelize Walnuts

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp water


  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp lemon juice


  • Heat the oil up to 350°-360°F.
  • In a bowl: combine mayonnaise, honey, lemon juice and whisk until smooth. Set aside until ready to eat.
  • In a large bowl: combine shrimp and cornstarch. Mix well until the shrimp is coated with cornstarch.

Caramelize Walnuts

  • Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat. Add brown sugar, water, butter and walnuts. Mix everything together and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the liquid has absorbed into the walnuts. Set aside.


  • In separate bowl: combine flour, salt, carbonated water then whisk until smooth. Dip the shrimp into the wet batter.


  • Cook the shrimp in the oil for 2-3 minutes per-side. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a cooling rack. Repeat steps for rest of the shrimp.
  • Combine fried shrimp, caramelized walnuts, sauce and mix everything together.

Serve with rice, noodles or salad. Enjoy!