I love nuts, any kind, well cashews not my favorite, lately I have had a craving for walnuts. I found them on sale at my local Kroger after thanksgiving so I got a bunch and put them in the freezer. If you go to walnuts.org it brings you to the California walnut site, they have tips on how to store them and lots of recipes.
So I woke up yesterday thinking what should I do with all these walnuts? Spent some time on the internet looking up walnut recipes. I wanted to make an apple walnut muffin but ended up with a really easy apple walnut cake that is good.
When I was on the California walnut site I saw a recipe for honey walnut shrimp, that got me thinking, you know the broccoli walnut shrimp they serve at Chan's or many Asian restaurants, I just love that dish. So I set out to find that recipe. Well, I found a few recipes I like and I did my own take on Honey Walnut Shrimp, of course I did, here it goes......
1 pound shrimp, cleaned and deveined
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup corn starch
3 tbsp. oil
2 heads of broccoli
2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp. mayo
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
1/2 cup walnuts
First combine the sugar and water, bring to a boil, let thicken about 5 mins. Add the walnuts, stir about 1 min take off heat. Spread walnuts on parchment paper separating each one. They will be sticky and hot. Let those sit while you are making dinner.
Next whip up the egg whites with the salt, put shrimp in a dish, cover with egg whites let sit for 20 mins.
Combine the mayo, lemon juice and honey, set aside.
Cut up broccoli into bite size pieces, get some water boiling with a little salt, add broccoli, let cook for 3 mins immediately scoop out into a bowl of cold water with ice to stop the cooking. Drain in a colander and set aside.
Now put your wok on a little above medium heat, then add oil, you are going to put the corn starch in a little bowl and coat shrimp with the corn starch and add to hot oil. As many as you can with out them touching, flip then remove from pan onto a paper towel, then repeat until all shrimp are cooked.
Now I clean out the pan, I just put it under really hot water cleaned it out then dried it with a paper towel. Then heat up the wok or pan again, add a little oil, add broccoli, stir fry for about 5 mins add soy sauce, then add shrimp, give it a few mins to heat up then add your mayo mixture, a couple more mins stirring and heating back up, add walnuts and serve right away. Because we like things spicy, I topped the dish off with some sriracha
right before serving.