Honey-Walnut Prawns
Recipe type: Shellfish
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 Cup walnuts
  • 5 Cups water
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Cups oil
  • 16 medium prawns, peeled and cleaned
  • 1/2 Cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup egg whites
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoons condensed milk
  • 1/2 Cup oil
  1. Here's a goody. It calls for such non-Chinese things as milk and mayonnaise.
  2. Rinse walnuts, then boil in 5 Cups water, continually changing water until clear. When clear, boil with sugar until sugar dissolves.
  3. Heat 2 Cups oil until almost smoking, then deep-fry walnuts until they're shiny and brown, no longer golden. Remove walnuts to cookie sheet, let cool.
  4. Mix cornstarch and egg whites together to form a thick, sticky texture and mix well with prawns. Set aside.
  5. Mix honey, mayonnaise, lemon juice and condensed milk in a medium bowl until smooth.
  6. Heat oil until boiling, then deep fry prawns until golden brown.
  7. Drain, then fold in honey-mayonnaise mixture. mix well, sprinkle with walnuts, and arrange on platter.
  8. Serves 4 to 6.
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