Walnut shrimp is a popular American Chinese dish featuring crispy shrimp in a sweet creamy sauce.
For those of us who live in the U.S., this long and contentious election cycle has finally come to an end.
With the election results out, depending on who you are supporting, you may feel excited, depressed, or simply relieved the fact the election was over. However, we can all agree on that, after weeks of mental torment, the upcoming holiday season feels especially needed and comforting.
To kick off this holiday season, I’d like to share this absolutely delicious Walnut Shrimp. To spice things up, I am also giving away 2 Amazon gift cards to readers worldwide (see details below).
Walnut Shrimp is one of the most requested recipes I’ve gotten over the years, more so after I post this popular creamy coconut shrimp recipe a few years back.
While it’s not a traditional Chinese dish per se, walnut shrimp is admittedly one of the handful of American Chinese dishes I personally enjoy a lot.
The first time I had this dish was at a local Chinese buffet restaurant after I moved to the States. I had no idea what it was and I was hesitant to try because I was still getting used to this Western condiment called mayonnaise.
But it’s shrimp so how bad could it be, I thought.
So I cautiously put a piece of shrimp in my mouth and my eyes literally lit up immediately. That crunchy shrimp covered in a thick and sweet creamy sauce was so heavenly! I must have had a plateful of walnut shrimp at that place because it was so addictive. It has become my go-to dish whenever I eat at a Chinese buffet restaurant.
Since this dish is so sinfully delicious, you may think it’s hard to replicate at home. Turns out, it’s quite easy to do.
I first learned how to make walnut shrimp during my summer job at a Chinese restaurant back in the days. It was one of the restaurant’s best selling dishes so I paid very close attention to how the dish was made and repeated with success once I got back home.
If you’ve already made either of my coconut shrimp or creamy coconut shrimp, you’d be happy to find out that the walnut shrimp isn’t much harder. The extra step is to make the candied honey walnut which can be made ahead of the time in bulk and the leftovers are great as a snack.
Also, If you don’t want to deep free the shrimp, you can also pan fry the shrimp like I did in the coconut shrimp recipe. It’s still delicious and a tad healthier.
Since a lot of you have requested for this recipe, I’ve also made a YouTube video to show you how to make this addictive Walnut Shrimp dish. If you find the video, please help me grow my YouTube channel by sharing and giving me a thumbs up. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel if you haven’t done so.
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Yield: 2-3 Servings
Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:35 mins