Honey Walnut Shrimp

Healthy Honey Walnut Shrimp

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!

Honey Walnut Shrimp

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.

Honey Walnut Shrimp

I took this amazing dish and made it a little bit healthier, while still maintaining it’s total scrumptiousness!

Honey Walnut Shrimp Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

Add the shrimp to the sauce.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Add the walnuts to a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Toast for 2-3 minutes.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

Pour the shrimp and sauce on top.

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

Cook the shrimp for 3-5 minutes per side.

Serve over rice or rice noodles.

Gluten Free Honey Walnut Shrimp

I may have a mild obsession with rice noodles, as seen in my recipes for Drunken Noodles, Gluten Free Kung Pao Beef and Noodle Bowl and Asparagus Beef Stir Fry.

They cook up much quicker than traditional rice and are easier to eat with chopsticks 😉

Honey Dijon Shrimp

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!

Honey Walnut Shrimp Recipe

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 2

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Enzo Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ lb (12-15) large shrimp (peeled & deveined)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (chopped)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the honey, mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper together.
  2. Add the shrimp to the sauce.
  3. Place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the walnuts to a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  5. Toast for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Pour the shrimp and sauce on top.
  7. Cook the shrimp for 3-5 minutes per side.
  8. Serve over rice or rice noodles.
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