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Easy Shrimp Cakes

Herbs and Flour
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!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 141 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 14gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 730mgPotassium: 141mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 411IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
Keyword meal prep, panko, shrimp
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