Ever since Lucky Liu’s Chinese Restaurant opened downtown San Diego I’ve been constantly craving their Orange Chicken and Honey Walnut Shrimp. They have perfected these two dishes and I honestly could eat them every day!
The problem with that is the fact that these aren’t necessarily the healthiest dishes. They’re fantastic to splurge on once (ok maybe three times) per month, but not every day!
You see, the reason Honey Walnut Shrimp is so delicious is because it’s covered in mayonnaise and candied walnuts, delicious, but not the healthiest.
I took this amazing dish and made it a little bit healthier, while still maintaining it’s total scrumptiousness!
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ lb (12-15) large shrimp (peeled & deveined)
- ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)
In a small bowl, whisk the honey, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper together.
Add the shrimp to the sauce.
Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Add the walnuts to a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Toast for 2-3 minutes.
Pour the shrimp and sauce on top.
Cook the shrimp for 3-5 minutes per side.
Serve over rice or rice noodles.
They cook up much quicker than traditional rice and are easier to eat with chopsticks 😉
No matter how you serve it, this is one simply delicious recipe that is so easy to make, I promise it will become a new household favorite!
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.