FOOD

Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp cakes are the new crab cakes.

FOOD

Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp cakes are the new crab cakes.

Ingredients

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

Sauce

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

Steps

Shrimp Cakes

  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.
  3. In a medium-sized skillet, pour in enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Bring up to heat over medium.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop or a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop the shrimp mixture into the pan and flatten down slightly. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
  5. While the cakes cook, make the sauce.
  6. In a separate bowl, mash the avocado with the juice of 1 lime.
  7. To plate, place some mashed avocado on a plate followed by 1-2 cakes. Drizzle with a little sauce and sprinkle with some micro greens. Serve hot.

Sauce

  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir. Set aside.