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Honey Walnut Shrimp… Hold on to the Walnut!!

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x




For the Shrimp

  • 1/2 lb 41/50 shrimp, deveined, peeled and tail removed
  • 1/2 cup tempura powder
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water
  • Frying oil

For the Sauce

  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise (recommended kewpie mayo)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 Tbsp condensed milk
  • zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 1Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Combine shrimp, tempura powder and cold water in a large mixing bowl. Give it a good mix with your hand, until shrimp is coated evenly with batter.
  2. Heat enough oil in a medium size pot to fry shrimp, around 350°F to 365°F. To check temperature, drop a dollop of batter to hot oil. If batter starts bubble and float to surface of oil in 3 to 4 seconds, it’s ready!
    Drop shrimp one by one, make sure they are not stick to each others. Fry shrimp 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp is fully cooked and golden brown crispy outside. Do batches to not crowd pot. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  3. Combine all ingredients for sauce in a mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Toss fried shrimp in sauce until evenly coated. Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy immediately!