Honey Walnut Shrimp


"We're making next-level Honey Walnut Shrimp." - Chef Cory

Sounds like a plan, right?

Most people think of honey as just for tea, coffee, breakfast drizzles, and the occasional dessert, like baklava. But it turns out it's just as handy for savory dinner recipes too.

The true secret sauce to cooking with honey? Making honey your secret sauce.

Today's honey walnut shrimp recipe calls for a honey sauce to glaze the shrimp, but you can use honey in all kinds of ways to create sauces, glazes, and marinades:

Check out all of our Local Hive Honey blends and find one that's perfect for your palate. Every honey tastes a little different depending on where it's from, and the right honey can give your recipe that extra oomph.

Honey vs. Sugar

We love cooking with honey because it's an all-natural sweetener, and, since it just so happens to taste sweeter than sugar, you can get more sweetness for fewer calories when you use it instead of sugar. (Not that we're counting calories in today's recipe🤤)


What if I want to use even more honey?

Pro tip for all the real honey recipe folks out there: you can use honey instead of sugar to glaze the walnuts in Step 1. To make sure you don't burn the honey, simmer equal parts honey and water in a low pan over medium heat until thickened. Then add the walnuts and stir often.

100 Years of 100% U.S. Honey

This recipe is part of our #100waystousehoney series, celebrating 100 years of 100% U.S. honey.

Throughout 2024, you can shop our limited-edition 1924 Golden Age Wildflower honey blend. It's an exclusive, 100% U.S. wildflower honey blend with a mellow, but flowery taste.

Meet Chef Cory

This recipe comes to us from the brilliant, beloved and be-gloved recipe maestro @cory_in_the_kitchen. You can see him whipping it up over on our Instagram.

We love our partners like Cory, so please make sure to check him out on Instagram (@cory_in_the_kitchen) and TikTok (@cory_in_the_kitchen)

Now, let's make some Honey Walnut Shrimp👇


2 cups sugar
2 cups water
2 cups walnut halves
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 TBSP Local Hive Honey
1 TBSP sweetened condensed milk
2 lbs colossal shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 cup dry jasmine rice, steamed
Green onions, for garnish


1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a large pot.
2. Add 2 cups walnut halves and boil for 2 mins.
3. Spread out on parchment paper to cool.
4. Combine mayonnaise, Local Hive Honey, and sweetened condensed milk in bowl. Set aside.
5. Toss shrimp in salt and cornstarch until covered.
6. In a skillet or pan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Pan fry shrimp for 2 minutes per side until golden and crispy.
7. Toss shrimp in honey sauce until coated.
8. Top rice with shrimp, glazed walnuts and green onions.

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