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Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp

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Dive into the delicate balance of sweet and savory with our Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp, a lighter take on the beloved classic.

This dish brings together the natural sweetness of honey and the rich, nutty crunch of walnuts, paired with succulent shrimp for a meal that’s both indulgent and mindful. Perfect for a special occasion or when you crave something delightful from the sea without straying from your health goals.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Sauce

The sauce for honey walnut shrimp typically consists of honey, mayonnaise, and sweetened condensed milk. However, for our healthier version, we’ll use Greek yogurt and a touch of honey to achieve that creamy sweetness with less sugar and more protein.

Panda Express Honey Walnut Shrimp

At Panda Express, the honey walnut shrimp is known for its crispy battered shrimp coated in a sweet sauce and topped with candied walnuts. Our recipe will focus on a lighter sauté method and a healthier sauce alternative.

Sides for Honey Walnut Shrimp

Honey walnut shrimp pairs beautifully with a side of steamed broccoli, brown rice, or a light salad to keep things nutritious and complete.

Total Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients List

  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp skim milk
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch (for a light dusting)
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: Green onions for garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Candied Walnuts: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Toss walnuts with 1 tbsp honey and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are slightly browned and caramelized. Let them cool.
  4. Prepare Shrimp: Lightly dust shrimp with cornstarch.
  5. In a bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy and dip the dusted shrimp into it.
  6. Cook Shrimp: Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  7. Sauté shrimp until they turn pink and are cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  8. Make Sauce: In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, remaining 1 tbsp honey, and skim milk to create a creamy sauce.
  9. Combine Shrimp and Sauce: Toss the cooked shrimp in the sauce until evenly coated.
  10. Serve: Serve the shrimp topped with candied walnuts. Garnish with green onions if desired.

Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp

Recipe by Dr. Hailee
5.0 from 2 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

A delicate balance of sweet and savory with our Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp, a lighter take on the beloved classic.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt

  • 1 tbsp skim milk

  • 1 tsp olive oil

  • 1 egg white

  • 1/3 cup cornstarch (for a light dusting)

  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Candied Walnuts: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Toss walnuts with 1 tbsp honey and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until they are slightly browned and caramelized. Let them cool.
  • Prepare Shrimp: Lightly dust shrimp with cornstarch.
  • In a bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy and dip the dusted shrimp into it.
  • Cook Shrimp: Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Sauté shrimp until they turn pink and are cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Make Sauce: In a bowl, combine Greek yogurt, remaining 1 tbsp honey, and skim milk to create a creamy sauce.
  • Combine Shrimp and Sauce: Toss the cooked shrimp in the sauce until evenly coated.
  • Serve: Serve the shrimp topped with candied walnuts. Garnish with green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 300kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Fat: 12g

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Wrap-Up

Enjoy your Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp knowing you’ve made a choice that’s as kind to your body as it is pleasing to your palate. This dish offers a fantastic way to treat yourself to the flavors you love while keeping things light and nutritious. Bon appétit!

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