We gave a healthy spin to this popular takeout favorite. Walnuts are given a brown sugar coating that pairs nicely with sweet and savory shrimp. Serve the shrimp with rice and steamed veggies to make it a full, healthy meal. This ultra-quick dinner recipe is sure to become a new weeknight favorite.

Adam Hickman
Source: EatingWell.com, January 2020


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water and brown sugar to a simmer in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook until the sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts; cook, stirring often, until the sugar is golden and caramelized, about 2 minutes. Spread the walnuts evenly on a parchment paper-lined plate. Wipe out the pan.

  • Stir shrimp, honey and 1 tablespoon oil together in a bowl. Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add the shrimp mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are well browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, salt and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl; add to the shrimp mixture in the pan, stirring to coat. Sprinkle with the caramelized walnuts and scallions. If desired, serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 25.4g 51% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 11.1g; fat 23.6g 36% DV; saturated fat 3g 15% DV; cholesterol 186.2mg 62% DV; vitamin a iu 135IU 3% DV; vitamin c 4mg 7% DV; folate 23.7mcg 6% DV; calcium 98.6mg 10% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 66.3mg 24% DV; potassium 410.6mg 12% DV; sodium 192.5mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV; added sugar 10g.


Rating: 5 stars
This is delicious and I love that it takes just 15 minutes to prep! Read More