Food and trinkets from the Perrin House

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Walnut Shrimp


Walnut Shrimp

  • Author: Meara Perrin


The Perrin Family favorite when we go to China Village. Took years to master at home! *You will be making use of your dishwasher for this one.



  • 1 bag of peeled, cooked shrimp
  • Salt
  • Cornstarch or baking powder
  • Flour, tempura batter, and Panko crumbs
  • Oil
  • Lemon and Lime juice (the real stuff)
  • Real Mayo
  • 1/2 can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
  • Eggs
  • Candied walnuts
  • White rice
  • Canned Pineapples
  • Honey


  1. Place shrimp in a bowl of water with salt (peel if needed).
  2. Crack eggs in a bowl and whip.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, tempura, panko.
  4. In another separate bowl, mix mayo, lemon, lime, and condensed milk.
  5. Dip shrimp in egg bowl, then flour bowl, then fry in oil. Oil should be hot enough to quickly fry – don’t overcook.
  6. Place fried shrimp on paper towel and then in large bowl.
  7. Once all shrimp is fried, lightly and carefully toss mayo mix in with shrimp. Feel free to save a little sauce on the side for serving, and drizzle with honey.
  8. Serve over cooked rice with candied walnuts and pineapple chunks.


  • The trick to make it taste the closest to China Village is the amount of lemon/lime mixed in and no healthy alternatives (that’s right!). Unfortunately, you can’t tell until it is already mixed with the shrimp.
  • Also called mayonnaise shrimp, or honey shrimp in restaurants.