Honey Walnut Shrimp
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup whole shelled walnuts
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2-3 cups good-quality cooking oil, for the wok
1 pound shrimp, shelled and cleaned
Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat until melted. Add the walnuts and stir constantly for one minute. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue stirring all these ingredients together for 2 minutes.
Mix together the mayonnaise, honey, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice. Set the sauce aside.
Mix together the flour, remaining teaspoon of sugar, salt, and water. Stir ingredients until smooth.
Heat 2 to 3 cups of cooking oil in a wok. Add shrimp to the batter and, using a fork to pick them out, shake any excess batter off and place into the hot oil. (It is recommended to use 8 to 10 shrimp at a time to avoid overloading the wok.) Cook the shrimp until they become a light golden brown color. Repeat and when each batch is ready, place them on paper towels to soak up the excess oil. Once the shrimp are all cooked, stir them into your sauce and serve.
Reprinted with permission from Farmstand Favorites: Honey. ISBN: 978-1-57826-406-3 $9.50 (paperback). From Hatherleigh Press. Distributed by Random House.