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Shrimp with Mayonnaise Sauce

It seems that every time we go to a Chinese restaurant, we will inevitably order this dish, we simply are in love with this I guess. Preparing this at home is simple albeit a bit tiring, especially the part where I need to remove the shells and devein all the shrimps. Yup, now you know where the majority of the time is spent, huh?. So, if you can get some help for this part, I promise that it will be done in no time :)

Shrimps with Mayonnaise Sauce
Shrimps with Mayonnaise Sauce

Shrimp with Mayonnaise Sauce

4.7 from 6 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 2 hours

Serves: 8

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  • For the shrimps
  • 500 gram shrimp, peeled and deveined, leave the tail intact
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cup corn starch
  • oil for deep frying
  • For the mayonnaise sauce
  • 150 gram mayonnaise (about 8 tablespoon)
  • 4 tablespoon sweet condensed milk (Indonesian: susu kental manis)
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed


  • For the shrimps
    1. Marinate the shrimp with lime juice and salt for 15 minutes.
    2. Heat enough oil for deep frying, coat shrimp with egg white followed by corn starch, then deep fry until pink, around 1-2 minutes, remove and drain on paper towel to absorb excess oil. Tips: shrimps cook really fast, so pick them up as soon as they turn pink to get the desired crunchy texture. Overcooked shrimps have chewy texture, not a desirable result.
  • For the mayonnaise sauce
    1. Mix all sauce ingredients together. Lightly toss the fried shrimps with the mayonnaise sauce and serve immediately.
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  • elle elle says:

    can i omit the condensed milk? seems a bit too sweet

    • anita anita says:

      I always use the condensed milk, and the ones served in restaurants do have a sweet note. I would try reducing the amount (say to 2 tablespoon) rather than completely omitting the condensed milk from the sauce. Cheers and happy cooking! :)

    • Unknown Unknown says:

      The milk actually makes a different!! Definitely try to use milk but don’t use too much. If you think it’s too sweet use more mayo or lime to make it less sweeter.

  • Ncrpts Ncrpts says:

    I eat the destitute guy version, 1. buy cooked shrimps 2. buy mayonnaise 3. peel the shrimps 4. serve all together

    • Anita Anita says:

      Haha, that works too :)

  • Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry says:

    Love shrimp and this sounds absolutely delicious! I wouldn't have thought to use the condensed milk!

  • Amy Amy says:

    Such a tasty snack or appetiser, perfect for this time of year!

  • Romina Romina says:

    This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it.

  • Tisha Tisha says:

    I've never had mayonnaise sauce with shrimp! I'm eager to try it!

  • Annette S Annette S says:

    What kind of mayonnaise is used? Can someone please help any suggestions in brand/type.

    • Anita Anita says:

      Hi Annette, you can use any brand of mayonnaise. I usually use Hellmann's, which should be very common if you live in the US.

    • Fry Guy Fry Guy says:

      Kewpie Mayo is the best

  • Arlene Jardine Arlene Jardine says:

    I cook this recipe very often, it's a favorite with my family and I am having people over on Friday and plan to do this as an entrée.

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