Honey Crispy Walnut Shrimp

“One of my most favorite indulgences when I go to a Chinese restaurant, besides cream cheese won tons, is Honey Crispy Walnut Shrimp. Then one day it finally dawned on me to try to find a recipe for it so I could make it at home. It takes a bit of work to fry the shrimp, but it makes for a nice treat.” – April Ferre

Honey Crispy Walnut Shrimp

Course: Main Courses – Fish & Seafood
Cuisine: Chinese


  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 2/3 Cup Mochiko (Glutinous Rice Flour)
  • 1 Pound Large Shrimp (21 to 25 Count) Peeled, Deveined & Tails Off
  • Oil for Frying
  • Candied Walnuts
  • Sliced Green Onions Optional (For Garnish)


  • Make the sauce by combining mayonnaise, honey and sweetened condensed milk. Set aside.
  • 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 (350 degree) heat. Dip shrimp into the mochiko batter, and then fry in the hot oil until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, honey sauce and candied walnuts. Toss until well coated. Top with sliced green onions, if desired. Serve immediately.

2020 Recipe – April Ferre – Adapted from www.allrecipes.com and www.dinnerthendessert.com