easy shrimp cakes recipe

Easy Shrimp Cakes

These easy shrimp cakes are a wonderful way to transform shrimp into a delicious meal the whole family will love! These shrimp cakes come together in just 20 minutes too!

Seafood is a weakness of mine and shrimp is up there as one of my favourite things to eat! We always, ALWAYS have shrimp in the freezer and incorporating it into our meals is a frequent occurrence. Among of our favourite shrimp dishes are these tender, flavourful shrimp cakes!

If you have never experienced a shrimp cake before, you need to change that asap! You have likely heard of (and eaten) crab cakes before, but shrimp cakes are just as wonderful and as their crab cake cousins. They are also a more affordable option.

To make these, chopped shrimp is mixed with panko breadcrumbs, eggs, veggies, lemon zest and seasonings. After forming the patties, they are pan-fried till they are wonderfully golden-brown. The result is a delicious cake that is delicate and flavourful.

These shrimp cakes are delicious as they are, but the recipe lends itself well to tweaks based on your own preferences. Feel like adding more veggies? I’ve made these with corn and even chopped kale before and they taste wonderful. You can also add herbs or even jalapenos to switch up the flavours. They always come out tender and delicious every time we have made them!

How to make Easy Shrimp Cakes

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Gently pulse shrimp in a food processor until coarsely chopped, but not pureed. Alternatively, you can finely chop them.

In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with all of the remaining ingredients. Use a fork to combine everything.

Divide mixture into 6-8 portions (depending on how big you would like to make them) and form each into a patty.

Heat cooking oil in a large pan, over medium high heat. Cook the shrimp patties for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through. You will likely have to do this in batches. [If the shrimp cakes are browning too quickly on the outside, lower the temperature to ensure they cook through evenly]

Serve with lemon wedges, sour cream or your favourite dipping sauce, if desired.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

-Cathy

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Easy Shrimp Cakes

Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 red pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 large eggs, whisked

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  • Gently pulse shrimp in a food processor until coarsely chopped, but not pureed. Alternatively, you can finely chop them.
  • In a large bowl, combine the shrimp with all of the remaining ingredients. Use a fork to combine everything.
  • Divide mixture into 6-8 portions (depending on how big you would like to make them) and form each into a patty.
  • Heat cooking oil in a large pan, over medium high heat. Cook the shrimp patties for approximately 4 minutes on each side or until they are cooked through. You will likely have to do this in batches. [If the shrimp cakes are browning too quickly on the outside, lower the temperature to ensure they cook through evenly]
  • Serve with lemon wedges, sour cream or your favourite dipping sauce, if desired.
 

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