Honey Walnut Shrimp

My husband and I love Panda Express. We eat there probably a lot more than we should! 😉 We’ve been trying to eat more in our home, like our baked sweet and sour chicken. While we were eating it – I realized I could do the same thing – with shrimp (that’s my favorite dish at Panda Express). I found a recipe for a honey sauce – and it was SO good! The perfect amount of sweetness with the crunchy battered shrimp!

Serves: 4

Honey Walnut Shrimp

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup candied walnuts


  1. In a medium bowl, whip egg whites until they start to get foamy.
  2. Mix in 1 cup of cornstarch until it makes a paste.
  3. In a large skillet, heat canola oil on medium-high heat. Dip each shrimp in the cornstarch mixture, and then fry it in the canola oil until it starts to brown (it will only take 3-5 minutes).
  4. Remove shrimp and set aside, letting them cool slightly.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together honey, mayonnaise, and sweetened condensed milk.
  6. You can toss the shrimp into the bowl and coat them directly, or drizzle the sauce over the shrimp.
  7. Top with candied walnuts and serve.



4162 cal


313 g


223 g


118 g
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29 Responses to “Honey Walnut Shrimp”

  1. This is my favorite dish at Panda too! And sadly, I passed my love of this dish onto my 6 year old. It's the only thing he'll order there! They lure you in with this deliciousness then charge an extra $1 for it (at leaat thats whats up in AZ)! I cannot WAIT to make this!
    • Hi Christina, On our sister site - MyRecipeMagic.com we have a few candied almonds, pecans and one walnut recipe. Here are the links to some of them. Maybe you could just switch up the nut in any of the recipes for walnuts. Let us know how it all turns out! :) http://myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/pumpkin-spice-candied-walnuts http://myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/christmas-candied-pecans http://myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/candied-almonds Hope this helps. MyRecipeMagic.com is a great place to find all kinds of recipes...we have over 23,000. Have a great day! Cyd (mom of the Six Sisters)
  2. Haley Grossman
    OMG...I have never had Panda Express but this looks soooo similar to my Honey Almond Shrimp recipe. I was copy-catting one of my favorite Chinese restaurants that used to be called The Panda (it is now called the Red Pavillion). I use boxed tempura batter but the honey sauce is nearly the same. Almonds instead of candied walnuts, and I serve it over a bed of sliced cabbage. I am excited to try it with walnuts. Thanks for sharing! http://www.haleysdailyblog.com/2013/11/honey-almond-shrimp.html
    • We have a lot of recipes that use sweetened condensed milk. But one of our easy favorites is our Homemade Microwave Caramels. They use a half cup of sweetened condensed milk. Here is the recipe link: http://myrecipemagic.com/recipe/recipedetail/homemade-microwave-caramels-recipe
  3. I've made this recipe twice! LOVE IT! The second time I added just a touch of sriacha and it gave it a subtle spicy kick. The first time I made this recipe, I used raw shrimp, and I found that some of them were unevenly cooked, The second time I boiled the shrimp just for a few seconds them patted them dry before dredging in the cornstarch, seemed to work a little bit better but make sure not to overcook them!!
  4. Your blog is very good from a content perspective. But it is VERY slow to load due to all the ads and trackers. Now, you've added the copy paste video thing? It is horrible! I will probably not use your site anymore. Frankly it takes too much time to grab a recipe now.
  5. I made this tonight. My batter was too thick so I thinned it with a splash or two of water. I got my oil to about 325 and fried in batches for 1 minute before flipping for 1-2 more minutes. When in doubt slice one in half to see if it’s cooked. I drained on paper towels and salted we’ll since there was no salt in the batter. I served with some brown basmati. The sauce is REALLY sweet - try tempering with some soy and salt. I drizzled a little hoisin on top for color. The best part of this recipe is the batter; the sauce is too sweet.

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