Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
I have not tried this recipe, It is for an ISO on the recipe request board. It looks very tasty and not very difficult to make.
- 48 medium raw shrimp, shelled and deveined (26 to 30 count)
- 8 tablespoons water chestnut starch (see note)
- vegetable oil, for deep-frying
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons coconut juice (see note)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 lb broccoli, cooked or 1 lb lettuce (see note)
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- kiwi, slices for garnish (optional)
- strawberry, for garnish (optional)
For Honey walnuts
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Cook shrimp in boiling water 5 to 10 seconds.
- Place in colander and rinse with cold water.
- Sprinkle shrimp with water chestnut starch.
- Mix to coat evenly.
- Heat large wok and add enough vegetable oil to fry shrimp.
- Heat oil to 300 degrees.
- When oil is very hot, add starched shrimp and fry 2 minutes.
- With slotted spoon, remove shrimp for 30 seconds, then return to oil and fry for another minute.
- When done, remove and let drain on paper toweling.
- In large bowl, mix mayonnaise, coconut juice and lemon juice.
- Place shrimp in bowl and mix with sauce.
- Prepare honey walnuts as follows and set aside: Bring small pan of water to boil.
- Add nuts and cook 5 minutes.
- Drain nuts and return to pan.
- Add honey and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until nuts are well coated, about 2 minutes.
- set aside until called for.
- Divide cooked broccoli or lettuce leaves among 4 serving dishes.
- Place honey walnuts on side.
- Remove shrimp from sauce with slotted spoon and place over broccoli or lettuce.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Circle with honey walnut halves, sliced strawberries and sliced kiwi, if desired.
- Notes: Coconut juice is available at Asian food stores and some supermarkets. If using broccoli, boil 3 minutes or until tender.
- If not possible to get water chestnut starch use corn or potato starch as a substitute.
Since my Fiance likes this dish from a local restaurant I decided to try it. The preparation took longer than I expected. I followed the recipe exactly except I used corn starch instead of the Water chestnut starch. The sauce was not sweet enough and the walnuts didn't carmelize like I expected. The shrimp was done perfectly and had an excellent flavor - A new way to cook my shrimp. If I make this dish again I would want to have a nice glaze on the Walnuts and would add some honey to sweeten sauce. Thanks for taking the time to post this recipe.