October 5, 2021

Honey Walnut Shrimp

These shrimps are easy to make but super delicious. As I was making them, my husband asked that I leave a few without the sauce because he doesn’t like trying new things, so I kept a few to the side. After photographing the recipe, I had him try a bite of one tossed in the sauce, and he loved them. The sauce is just two ingredients but is the star of this dish.

These would be great served with cauliflower rice or white rice and burnt broccoli. They will also make a great appetizer if you have company over. I will be putting this dish on my weekly meal plan because I know my husband will enjoy it.

Honey Walnut Shrimp

These shrimp are delicious and make a great appetizer or main dish. They are Paleo and gluten-free.



  • 1/2 C + 1 T water
  • 1/2 C + 2 T honey
  • 1 C walnuts
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C tapioca flour
  • 1/4 C + 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • avocado oil- for frying
  1. In a small saucepan, bring ½ cup of water and ½ cup of honey to a boil. Add the walnuts and continue boiling for 2 minutes. Remove the walnuts with a slotted spoon and lay them on parchment paper to dry.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl, whisk the egg with 1 tablespoon of water. In another bowl, add the tapioca flour.
  4. Dip the shrimp in the egg and then the tapioca flour and set them on a piece of parchment paper. Repeat this process until all the shrimp are breaded.
  5. In a large shallow pan on medium heat, add enough avocado oil to come about ½ inch up the side of the pan.
  6. Add the breaded shrimp to the hot oil and cook until golden brown on one side and then flip and cook the other side. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to cook the shrimp in batches. Place the cooked shrimp on a cooling rack to drain any excess oil from them.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk 2 tablespoons of honey and the mayonnaise.
  8. Toss the shrimp in the honey/mayonnaise mixture until they are fully coated.
  9. Sprinkle the shrimp with the sliced green onions and walnuts and serve hot.


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