January 08, 2009

Honey Walnut Shrimp


My son was coming for dinner. What was I going to do? I had actually cooked a meal every night this week and was tired of it - can you believe that? :o) But Chris was coming. I had to cook something special since he isn't here every night to eat a meal with us anymore. I knew he would be looking forward to something yummy.

Chris called me late yesterday afternoon and wanted to know when I wanted him to go to the house. I told him if he could get there before me to shovel out the end of the driveway that would make it much easier for me to get in....since the last couple of days we have been getting an amazing amount of snow! A few minutes later he called and wanted to know if my cousin Brandon could come too. Yes, I said my cousin. Oh, yeah, he is Chris' cousin too, but I want to mention how cool I think it is that my son and his third cousin are such good friends! Not to mention, the more people I can feed, well, all the merrier. Wow, it is moments like this when I make a statement like that when I realize I am so much like my nanny!


So, Chris & Brandon made it to my house before me, and ended up shoveling a path all the way up so the car's could actually get in the driveway. I guess it was pretty bad! When Grumpy got home he finished it up with our "temperamental" snow blower.

What did I decide to make? Have you guessed yet by the photos? Read below. It was AMAZING. There was none left. What the boys didn't eat, Grumpy finished up...and I doubled the recipe!

Honey Walnut Shrimp
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1 cup water
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup walnuts
4 egg whites
2/3 cup mochiko (glutinous rice flour) (I used cornstarch)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon canned sweetened condensed milk
1 cup 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.

Whip egg whites in a medium bowl until foamy. Stir in the mochiko 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 a slotted spoon 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.

38 comments:

pigpigscorner said...

Wow, looks and sounds really delicious! The mayonnaise and condensed milk sounds amazing.

Debbie said...

That sounds so good! Very different. Your cake looks delicious too!

Tangled Noodle said...

I second pigpigscorner! This reminds me of some Chinese dishes such as cashew chicken - same concept of sweetness over battered protein. I'm saving this one!

recipes2share said...

What a special guest and a great reason to cook a yummy dinner! I can't believe the amount of snow we have had both in the south of France & in Paris....and it won't go away because it is freezing cold. Thhis was OK when we lived in Norway, but please not in France!!

Robin Sue said...

This sounds absolutely incredible! I love shrimp too! That is one lucky family you have there!

Cristine said...

HOLY MOLY! I don't eat shrimp and I want to make this!

Hope you are doing well, Shelby! I am so enjoying my time with Nathan but I miss checking in on what you are up to! :)

Gera said...

Hi Shelby!

Perfect guest the boys and wonderful recipe. I'm big fan of honey more walnut, better if applied to shrimp :) so delicious!!
You don't left any leftover…can you make it again with more condensed milk and send a portion to me, I'm just in lunch time ;)

Gera .:. sweetsfoods

AK Mom said...

This looks sooooo good!!
My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. :)

Patsyk said...

I can imagine why you have no leftovers! Those pictures have my mouth watering... and I just finished lunch!

Creative One said...

This looks absolutely delicious.

Meg said...

I am so impressed! Looks delicious!

Priscilla said...

Mm, this dish looks soo good. I know my Dad would love this. Your son looks EXACTLY like YOU!

Pam said...

Would you feed me? What an excellent recipe - I've never thought of that combination before.

Your son looks just like you.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Cracks me up how much Chris looks like you! I can tease you about that since I have a look-alike son myself. ;o)

Bellini Valli said...

Those are 2 of the luckiest boys/men to come to dinner at your home even if they did shovel. Just think only 2 more months of winter!!!!!

PaniniKathy said...

This is my all-time favorite Chinese dish - and it looks like yours came out fantastic!

Linda said...

My husband and kids will LOVE this!

onlinepastrychef said...

Isn't it so much fun to cook for friends and family, especially when it's not an every day occurrence?! Sounds like a great dish:)

Peggy said...

If you didn't live up in that cold cold weather I would want to move next door to you so I could drop by for a meal every now and then! Everything always looks so delicious! Have a great weekend.
P.S. I guess I need to have a more open mind about tofu. :)

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like you have a really great son! I know he has a really great mom!

Gabe's Girl said...

What a special dish. I have never seen it before. What a good mom you are! Have a good day.

Ingrid said...

I could see the walnuts but wasn't certian what else was yummily mixed in.....shrimp, YUM! My guys are shrimp fiends . Thanks for passing along the recipe.

It's wonderful when family gets together and the time is always a happy one when it's spent gathered around the table.
~ingrid

♥Reeni said...

That looks so delicious! I am always tempted to order it at the Chinese restaurant, I wonder if it is the same? I'll be making this for sure, so yummy!

Rachael said...

Wow!!!

That sounds sooooo..... yummy! My boys would really like that, they are crazy about shrimp...I cook it once a week.

Thanks for the recipe :-)

Kevin said...

This sounds like a great way to enjoy shrimp!

Bunny said...

I've never seen a shrimp recipe like this before! This is terrific Shelby!

noble pig said...

This is my favorite dish at PF Changs...oh gawd thanks for the recipe!

Sam Sotiropoulos said...

Oh my! This looks and reads DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

I think this would make an amazing appetizer, too. I can't wait to try it.

Court said...

What a different way to do shrimp!

CookiePie said...

Oh WOW - that looks fabulous!!! Lucky boys!!!

Marjie said...

I never thought of sweetening up shrimp! I also cook great meals when the kids are home, even though I'm all worn out by the weekend, because I want them to appreciate and want to come home more often!

gaga said...

Yum, that's one of my favorite dishes ever! Yours looks great.

Maggie said...

The shrimp look awesome!! I love the big pieces of walnuts on them. Lucky boys!

Kaitlin said...

ooo I wonder if that would be good on chicken since im not a seafood fan?? sounds amazing!

Andrew's Mom said...

That looks so good! I wish my Grumpy liked shrimp - I'm making this for myself one day!

DimSum12 said...

Turned out wonderful! thank you for posting this recipe! the batter crisped up great and was light and airy and the sauce was spot on!

Shelby said...

I'm so glad it turned out so good for you! This dish is still Grumpy's fav and I make it once and a while - would do so more often if it was healthier for you! :)

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