Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe
Are you looking for a healthier alternative to takeout that doesn’t skimp on flavor? Consider this Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe, and be sure to use Glenda’s Farmhouse walnuts for fresh and crisp quality.
Candied Walnuts Ingredients
Honey Sauce Ingredients
- On medium heat, cook together the butter, walnuts, sugar, and water.
- Stir and cook for about five minutes, until the walnuts are coated.
- Spread onto a piece of parchment paper, leaving space between the walnuts. Leave to harden.
- Mix the shrimp, cornstarch, garlic powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
- Combine until the shrimp are well coated.
- Add olive oil to the wiped-down skillet and heat on the stovetop on medium-high heat.
- Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side until thoroughly cooked.
- Mix the avocado mayo, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl to make the honey sauce.
- Pour the honey sauce on top of the shrimp into the skillet. Combine.
- Stir in the walnuts.
- Serve over rice with shredded cabbage and green onions.
* Recipe for Avocado Mayo
Prep Time: 5 min; Total Time: 5 min
Makes 1 ¼ cup
- ⅔ cup avocado, very ripe and mashed
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ¾ tsp onion powder
- Dash of garlic powder
- Dash of salt
- ¼ cup water
- 2 TBSP olive oil
- Blend all of the ingredients to a smooth texture.
- Store in a covered container, refrigerated, for up to 4 days.
- Alternative ways to serve these honey walnut shrimp include with noodles, in a tortilla or lettuce wrap, or with a healthier brown rice.
- Pat the shrimp dry before coating and cooking.
- The pan needs to be hot when you add the shrimp, and each round of shrimp should lead room between each piece. Prepare in batches.
- Variations on the recipe can include changing the nuts you use, adding fruit, using syrup or brown sugar instead of honey, adding a bit of cayenne or jalapeno for heat, and using all-purpose flour or arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch.