Shrimp Cake

Shrimp Cake

Shrimp cake is a type of seafood cake made with shrimp as the main ingredient. It is a popular dish in many coastal regions, including the American South and Southeast Asia.

To make shrimp cakes, minced shrimp is mixed with a variety of ingredients such as breadcrumbs, herbs, and spices, along with egg or other binding agents, to create a mixture that can be formed into patties. The patties are then typically pan-fried or deep-fried until crispy and golden brown.

Shrimp cakes can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or as part of a main course. They are often accompanied by a dipping sauce, such as a sweet chili sauce or a remoulade sauce, and are frequently served with a side of greens or slaw.

Shrimp cakes are a delicious and versatile seafood dish that can be adapted to suit a variety of tastes and preferences. They are a great way to enjoy the rich flavor and texture of shrimp, and are a popular dish in many coastal regions around the world.




  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. old bay seasoning
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, roughly chop the shrimp into small pieces.
  2. Add breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, old bay seasoning, egg, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Using your hands, form mixture into 4 large cakes.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Fry the shrimp cakes for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from the skillet and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.


  • Serve the shrimp cakes with lemon wedges and tartar sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce.
  • For a healthier version, try baking the cakes in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.

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