Well, anyways...it is a little resort town where my family vacations.
There is a Chinese restaurant there, which used to be called the Panda. It has changed ownership, and names, but they still have the best shrimp recipe ever.
Honey Almond Shrimp. Yum.
This is really the ultimate in sweet & savory yumminess.
Not to mention, my husbands favorite dish that he has ever eaten from a restaurant.
Unfortunately, due to geography, we only get to order this once or twice a year.
I have been trying to copy-cat this recipe and finally got it down.
Trust me, you want to make this.
Here's what you need.
1-2 pounds shrimp- peeled and deveined
1 box tempura batter
canola oil for frying
sweetened condensed milk
sliced almonds- toasted
thinly sliced green cabbage
Now, here is what you do.
Make sauce by mixing about 1/3 cup mayo with 2 tablespoons each of honey and sweetened condensed milk, and stir until smooth. Set aside. Mix tempura batter according to instructions on the package. Heat oil to about 350. Hand dip shrimp one at time and add carefully to oil, until you have about a dozen in the pot. Fry for just about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. (Now, this can be a little tedious, but it goes quickly.) Fry in batches until all shrimp are fried. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with sauce until well coated. Serve over a bed of cabbage and top with sliced toasted almonds. Serve with spring rolls, or fried rice.
Now, seriously. Tell me this doesn't look freakin' amazing.