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.
PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes
- 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
- In a large bowl, roughly chop the shrimp into small pieces.
- Add breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, old bay seasoning, egg, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to the bowl and mix until well combined.
- Using your hands, form mixture into 4 large cakes.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Fry the shrimp cakes for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the skillet and place on paper towels to drain excess oil.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS OR ADDITIONAL TIPS:
- 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.