Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pineapple Shrimp with Walnuts

Hubby swears that he was able to feed himself before I came along.  However, I've been down and out with a stomach bug for a few days and Hubby was all on his own for dinner one night.  It was actually quite amusing to watch him try to decide what to do.  It's just too cold to grill, or I guarantee he would have slapped a steak on the grill and called it quits.  Instead, he debated on each and every restaurant in the greater Indianapolis area.  After finally coming to a decision he returned shortly distraught that one of our favorites is not only no longer in business, but they've also bulldozed the building to the ground.  I made it up to him by recreating (and now reposting) his very favorite Pineapple Shrimp with Walnuts.  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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