Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What's for Dinner? [Pineapple Shrimp with Walnuts]

Hubby and I had a special dinner out a couple years ago and had the most divine dish, Pineapple Shrimp with Walnuts. I knew while we were enjoying it that it would be something we would try to replicate at home.  Thanks to the power of google, we found a recipe, tweaked it a bit, and now make it once or twice a year for something special, like Hubby's birthday.  (About two weeks before his b-day Hubby started not so subtly hinting he wanted this dish for his special dinner.)  I know that pineapple, shrimp, and walnuts don't particularly sound like they would go well together, but trust me....they do!!! 

Pineapple Shrimp with Walnuts
Slightly adapted from: Nick Eats Food

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1 lb of shrimp, peeled
  • 3 egg whites
  • cornstarch
  • canola oil
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 T honey
  • 1T sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pineapple
Walnuts: Combine water and sugar in small saucepan, and bring to boil.  Add walnuts, and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.

Pineapple:  Cut pineapple in half length-wise and scoop pineapple from inside.  I have found the best method to be to cut around the edge of the pineapple, then cut strip of core and pineapple into chunks, and scoop out with a spoon.  Discard core.  Set chunks aside.

Sauce:  Combine mayo, honey, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice well in a large bowl and set aside.

Shrimp: Dip shrimp in egg, then cornstarch, then fry in heated oil.  Remove to a rack, or plate with paper towel to remove excess grease.  (I fry in a cast iron skillet, and have found the best results when I fry in small batches.)

After frying all the shrimp, mix the pineapple, shrimp, and sauce well.  Mix in walnuts. Serve in the pineapple boats.

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