This weekend, I was struggling to decide what I should give up for Lent this year. Eventually, I decided to give up fried food. That being said, I (obviously) had to make something fried for dinner tonight as my last hurrah. This was my second time making this recipe, and I really love it! May not be the healthiest dish, but you gotta splurge once in a while, right?
Some candied walnuts…
Sweet honey sauce…
Crispy battered shrimp…
Honey Walnut Shrimp
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup walnut halves
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp honey
1 1/2 tsp condensed milk
1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup cornstarch
1. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
2. Heat 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
3. Add sugar and stir, constantly, until golden and thickened.
4. Add walnuts and gently toss to combine. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined plate.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey and condensed milk; set aside.
6. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste.
7. Working one at a time, dip the shrimp into the egg, then dredge in the cornstarch, pressing to coat.
8. Working in batches, add the shrimp to the skillet, 8-10 at a time, and fry until evenly golden brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
9. In a large bowl, combine shrimp and honey mixture.
10. Serve immediately, topped with walnuts.
Source: Damn Delicious