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Honey Cashew Shrimp

Honey Cashew Shrimp

Honey Cashew Shrimp is a seafood recipe that comes together quickly for an easy dinner. Pan-fried shrimp covered in a honey glaze, with candied cashews.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Cashew Shrimp
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 653kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


Candied Nuts:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup cashews walnuts or pecans will work too

Creamy Honey Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch


Candied Nuts:

  • Heat 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add sugars and stir, constantly, until golden and thickened. Add nuts and gently toss to combine. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined plate. Set aside to cool.

Creamy Honey Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey and condensed milk; set aside.

Cook Shrimp:

  • Pat dry shrimp with paper towels.
  • Season shrimp with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Working one at a time, dip the shrimp into the beaten egg, then dredge in the cornstarch, pressing to coat. Set aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Working in batches, add the shrimp to the skillet, 8-10 at a time, and fry until evenly golden-brown and crispy, about 1-2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • In a large bowl, combine shrimp, candied cashews and creamy honey sauce.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 334mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 4.9mg