Honey walnut shrimp is the best recipe. The shrimp are breaded in egg and starch then quickly pan-fried until crispy. Then they're coated in a sweet and creamy honey sauce and tossed with candied walnuts. This healthier than Panda Express version is refined sugar-free and absolutely delicious!
The Candied Walnuts
The Sweet Sauce
½cupmayonnaise, can be light mayo
2tablespoonsplain yogurt, thick yogurt works best
½cuptapioca starch or cornstarch
½teaspoonEACH: salt and pepper
1largeegg + 1 tablespoon water, whisked
1lb.uncooked peeled shrimp (about 30)
Neutral-flavored oil, such as avocado or canola for pan-frying (see notes)
Heat the honey and water in a small pan over medium-high heat. Once it starts to boil, add the walnuts and stir. Keep stirring until the liquid is mostly gone. Immediately spoon the walnuts onto a piece of parchment paper in a single layer.
2 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons water, ½ cup walnut halves
In a small-sized bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, honey, and yogurt.
½ cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons honey, 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the egg and water. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.