Chef John

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Chef John’s Cooking Class | Walnut Shrimp

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With the ingenious combination of ingredients; rich aroma; creamy texture; the prawns taste delicious and tender.
Walnut shrimp is a classic and favorite Chinese dish that is enjoyed everywhere. You can now learn to make these delicious prawns at home with this recipe.

CUISINES: Chinese
LEVEL: MEDIUM
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 40 min
COOKING TIME: 20 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 10 large Tiger prawns
  • Marinade
  • ¼ tsp Ground salt
  • ¼ tsp White pepper
  • Crispy Coating
  • 2 large Egg white
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 2 tsp Starch
  • For Deep-frying
  • Qt Cooking oil
  • For The Walnuts
  • 4 oz. Walnuts
  • ¼ cup Water
  • tsp Salt
  • 2 oz. Crystal sugar
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ half Lemon
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Condensed milk
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Wash and devein the tiger prawns then pat dry with paper towels first.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
In a bowl, coat the prawns evenly with a mixture of salt, ground white pepper, and 【Crispy Coating】. (Devein, wash and pat dry the prawns in order to well coated with the batter. Must using egg white for coating, thus the prawns will be crunchier and golden.)
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
In a pan, bring water to a boil, add crystal sugar, then turn the heat to medium-low.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
When the crystal sugar is melted add in walnuts; constantly stir while sauce thickening until all walnuts are well coated.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
Pour onto a baking pan. Evenly spread out the walnuts, bake at 250°F/120°C for 15-20 minutes.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
In a cooking pan heat, enough cooking oil to 250°F/120°C to 300°F/150°C put in the prawns one by one, pay attention don't let the pawns stick together, fry for 2-3 minutes over medium-low heat, remove from the oil.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Quickly re-fry again when the oil temperature reaches 400°F/200°C Place on a plate, set aside.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Remove the walnuts from the oven, set aside to cool.
Step 9
Step 9
Step 9
Mix【Sauce】in a bowl. set aside.
Step 10
Step 10
Step 10
Place the pawns in a large bowl, toss to coat evenly with the prepared【Sauce】.
Step 11
Step 11
Step 11
Place in a serving plate top with candied walnuts.
Step 12
Step 12
Step 12
Enjoy!