I have a really delicious asian dish I enjoy. It is Honey Walnut Prawns or Shrimp. When I find prawns on special in my favorite local grocery store, BelAir, it always acts as a catalyst to cook them up.
Here's the recipe.
Honey Walnut Prawns
- 1 lb of large peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 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
Rinse walnuts in water, then boil in 5 cups water, continually changing water until clear. Once clear, boil with sugar until sugar dissolves.
Deep fry walnuts in 2 cups oil, until they are shiny and brown, no longer golden.
Place walnuts on cookie sheet, let cool.
Combine 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.
[note from Myrl]: I like serving this dish on a bed of shredded carrots