Honey Walnut Shrimp (核桃蝦) is one of my favorite cooked shrimp dishes of all time.
The candied walnuts, along with the yummy sauce was always so comforting to eat with a bowl of hot white rice. When I was young I would try and get more of the walnuts since they were so good. (does this make me greedy? nope, you know you do this too!)
The one thing about Honey Walnut Shrimp, is that I'm picky about my sauce. Sometimes when eating out, the sauce can be too mayo-y and since I'm not a huge fan of mayonnaise, it can be overpowering.Good thing is you can make your own homemade mayo, in which case it won't have such a strong mayonnaise taste.
In this recipe tutorial, I'll show you how to make the candied walnuts and the sauce from scratch with our own homemade mayo. With a little elbow grease, it's actually quite easy. If you do check out the video, you'll also see Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle's waterfront. I bought all my fresh ingredients there including the shrimp & honey!