Walnut Shrimp

Try this mouthwatering recipe for Walnut Shrimp. Jumbo shrimp are coated in a crispy cornstarch slurry and fried to golden perfection. They are then tossed in a delightful sauce made with mayonnaise, sugar, and white wine vinegar, creating a perfect balance of flavors. The addition of toasted walnuts adds a delightful crunch and nutty undertone. This Walnut Shrimp dish is a true crowd-pleaser and will leave your taste buds craving for more.


  • 15 jumbo shrimp, peeled, uncooked, deveined
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • oil for cooking


In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and water to form a slurry. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the mixture and stir well. This will create a coating for the shrimp. Add the peeled, uncooked, and deveined jumbo shrimp to the cornstarch slurry. Toss the shrimp in the mixture until they are evenly coated.

In a separate bowl, prepare the sauce by combining the sugar, mayonnaise, and white wine vinegar. Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

Heat oil in a frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to have a shallow depth for frying. Carefully place the coated shrimp into the hot oil, ensuring they are spaced out to allow even cooking. Fry the shrimp for approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown and crispy. Once cooked, remove the shrimp from the pan and transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels. This will help absorb any excess oil.

In a clean bowl, add the fried shrimp and pour the prepared sauce over them. Gently toss the shrimp in the sauce until they are well-coated. Serve the Walnut Shrimp immediately as a delicious appetizer or main course alongside steamed rice or vegetables. Serves 4.

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