One of our favorite local Chinese eateries serves Honey Walnut Shrimp and this recipe comes close enough. I first had the dish in Oakland Ca and dreamed of it ever since. I had no idea it was a common Chinese (at least American) dish.
So, lets get on with it.
1 pound medium shelled deveined shrimps
2 egg whites beaten
1 c Cornstarch
Oil for frying
For the sauce:
3 T Mayonnaise
1 1/2 T Sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 T honey
1 t lemon juice (opt)
For the glazed walnuts:
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c water
Boil till golden and put 1/2 c Walnuts in and spread out to cool.
Let the shrimp soak in the egg whites. Prepare in batches, dredge shrimps in the cornstarch and fry in the oil for just a minute till lightly golden and shrimps are pink. Drain on paper towel and finish the rest.
Assemble the sauce and place cooked shrimp in a bowl. Toss with the sauce and garnish with Walnuts. We served it up with steamed broccoli since we don't do rice very much. Yum