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    PF Chang's Shrimp with Candied Walnuts

    Hi everyone,

    I went to PF Chang's yesterday and finally ordered something other than my usual Lemon Chicken... the Shrimp with Candied Walnuts. A huge YUM! So, I went to their menu on-line to see if I could replicate at home (or try anyway). It says "Tossed in a creamy lemon sauce with honeydew melon". Has anyone had this dish and loved it enough to try at home (or something similar)? I'd appreciate any advice!

    Thanks!

    Kate

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    That sounds like honey walnut prawns. This is a good version though I don't remember where I got it.

    * Exported from MasterCook *

    Honey Walnut Prawns

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    Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
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    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    4 ounces shelled walnut halves
    water
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 cups water
    peanut oil -- for deep frying (about 2 cups)
    1/4 cup honey
    1 lb prawns or shrimp -- shelled and de-veined
    3 egg whites
    1/2 cup panko
    1 clove garlic -- finely minced
    1 tablespoon sake vinegar or plum wine vinegar or white vinegar
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
    1 tablespoon sugar

    1. In a saucepan, place walnut halves and enough water to cover plus another inch; boil for 10 minutes then remove and drain walnuts (discard water).

    2. Place in the saucepan the walnuts, 2 cups water, and 1/2 cup sugar and boil for an additional 10 minutes.

    3. Remove walnuts from the water, drain well, pat dry with paper towels, then stir with honey in a bowl until they're coated well.


    4. Deep fry the walnuts in peanut oil at approximately 325 F for 5 to 8 minutes, until golden; set aside, placed on plate or cookie sheet to drain (don't use paper towels because they'll stick).

    5. Shell and de-vein the prawns or shrimp (leaving the tails intact), then dry well with a paper towel.

    6. Coat the prawns with the egg white, roll in Panko, and deep fry three or four at a time (to keep from sticking together) in peanut oil for 2 minutes.


    7. In a bowl, mix the garlic, vinegar, mayonnaise, sweetened condensed milk and sugar, then toss together with the prawns in a hot wok or frying pan and sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring, until they're well-coated.

    8. Serve immediately with walnuts over cooked rice.


    Start to Finish Time:
    "0:30"
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    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 279 Calories; 7g Fat (20.1% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 54g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 4mg Cholesterol; 112mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 3 Other Carbohydrates.


    Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Karen

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    honey nut prawns

    I made this last night. Sweet, of course, but very good. I did end up making another batch of the sauce, probably because I used a bit more shrimp than the recipe called for. I had steamed brocoli on the side and white rice. I was pleased that I tried this recipe.

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    Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to this thread. Thanks, Kjente2, for the recipe and minnie99 for the review. On a different topic, if you use 1T of the can of sweetened condensed milk, any suggestions on what to do with the rest? Always a dilemma....

    Thanks again!

    Kate

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    You could put the remainder of the can in a pot of water, let it simmer for several hours, you will have caramel. You could make a scaled down batch of coconut macaroons. It's been a long day ..those are the only two things that come to mind at the moment..I know I've used it in some other savory application.
    Karen

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    I made 7 Layer or Magic bars with the remaining condensed milk. It's the cookie bar with a graham cracker layer on the bottom, layer of coconut, choc chips, etc. and you pour the condensed milk on top and bake. I sent most of the bars to my husband's work so I wouldn't eat the whole pan.

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