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Honey Walnut Prawns

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)


Honey Walnut Prawns
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This popular recipe, also known as Honey Walnut Shrimp, is found in both western and Hong Kong restaurants.


  • 1 lb of large or medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbs condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup oil


Rinse walnuts, then boil in 5 cups water, continually changing water until clear.
When clear, boil with sugar until sugar dissolves.
Heat 2 cups oil until almost smoking, then deep fry walnuts until they're shiny and brown, no longer golden.
Place walnuts on cookie sheet, let cool.
Mix cornstarch and egg whites together to form a thick, sticky texture and mix well with Shrimp. Set aside. Mix honey, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and condensed milk in a medium bowl until smooth. Heat oil until boiling, then deep fry the shrimp until golden brown.
Drain, then fold in honey mayonnaise mixture. Mix well, sprinkle with walnuts, and arrange on platter.
Recipe for Honey Walnut Prawns reprinted with permission from the Shrimp.com website.

Reader Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Comments: Outstanding ! There are seven in my house with five being teenagers. Eveyone loved it and I will make it again and again. They are fighting over leftovers for their lunch.
User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
Good but the Walnuts Confused me, Member ariemay

I ended up with burnt tasting nuts with very little sugar. I just used a standard glazed walnut recipe to use with this excellent shrimp recipe.

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