Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp cakes are the new crab cakes.


Shrimp Cakes

  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
  • 4 green onions, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 12 ounces raw peeled and de-veined shrimp, chopped by hand
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for a shallow fry
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 lime
  • Micro cilantro, for garnish


  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar


  1. Bring a medium-sized skillet up to heat over medium-high heat. Drizzle in a little EVOO and add the green onions and garlic. Sauté for 2-4 minutes until they begin to soften. Turn off the heat and add the chili flakes. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a small food processor, blend the onion mixture with the egg to form a paste. Add the paste to the chopped shrimp. Mix to combine. Add in the salt, pepper and flour. Stir until everything is incorporated.

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