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

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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; carbohydrates 13.7g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 11.1g; fat 23.6g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 186.2mg; vitamin a iu 135IU; vitamin c 4mg; folate 23.7mcg; calcium 98.6mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 66.3mg; potassium 410.6mg; sodium 192.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 10g.
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  • 5 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2020
This is delicious and I love that it takes just 15 minutes to prep! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2021
Fantastic! I love the flavours in the shrimp sauce and the walnuts. My husband gave this the thumbs-up too. Read More
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