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Panda Express honey walnut shrimp

Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp

Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp is light, sweet, and crispy with the creamiest honey sauce. The homemade caramelized walnuts add a lovely crunch! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 718kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 ½ pound large shrimp 18-20 count - peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup whole walnut halves
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


  • Chopped green onions for topping - optional


  • Add the water, sugar, and walnuts to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for two minutes and remove the walnuts, arrange them in one layer to dry, on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy, then add cornstarch and continue whisking until combined. Add the shrimp and stir to combine.
  • Heat the oil in a medium-sized pot on medium-high heat until it reaches 350 degrees F.
  • One at a time, using a fork, pick up 1 shrimp, let it drip off the excess coating so that the shrimp has a thin coating.
  • Fry until light golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Repeat with all the shrimp.
  • To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir.
  • Add the fried shrimp to the sauce and gently stir to coat evenly.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and top with candied walnuts.
  • Serve immediately with rice and top with sliced green onions.



Calories: 718kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 443mg | Sodium: 1530mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 308mg | Iron: 4mg