Shrimp Cakes

While vacationing in Southeast Asia I tried some of the most appealing shrimp cakes and have wanted to try to recreate them since we have been home.  You could easily add whatever flavorings you like into this dish I myself just made them very simple and served them with a side of soy as well as fish sauce. Remember that shrimp should not cooked very long or it will get a tough and plastic like texture.

2 pounds shrimp, cleaned and deveined
6 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons flour
1 white onion, quartered
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup breadcrumbs (finely ground)
Sunflower oil for frying

1. In a food processor add shrimp, garlic and onion, pulse until everything is ground. Pour into a large bowl then add flour, paprika and salt. Mix well.

2. In a sauté pan on medium heat add enough oil for lightly frying cakes. Add breadcrumbs into a medium sized bowl. Make medium sized patties with hand and lightly coat each side in the breadcrumbs. Place in the shallow oil for frying. Allow each side to lightly brown about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towel and serve.

Yields: 8 servings

13 fabulous comments:

  1. Mona4/14/2012

    Ah, must taste amazing! Looks fabulous!

  2. readtalklove4/14/2012

    Yummy!!!! I love shrimp!

  3. Noor4/15/2012

    Thank you :)

  4. raquel4/15/2012

    Simple and delicious shrimp cakes. Thanks for the tip not to overcook it. A great idea for cooking other than soups.

  5. Shobha4/15/2012

    Nice snack...and eaasy to prepare.

  6. Noor4/15/2012

    Your welcome and thank you

  7. Familycook4/16/2012

    I love seafood in general and can never say no to shrimp. I have never tried the shrimp cakes yet. I will definitely try making them soon.

    • Noor4/17/2012

      I am like you I love seafood so you should try these for sure, such a great snack, side or light dinner.

  8. Asmaa4/16/2012

    Even I dont like shrimp your burger is so appealing mashAllah and now I know shrimp is not supposed to have that rubbery texture I may just try this recipe inshAllah.

    • Noor4/17/2012

      I hope they turn out well for you and you like shrimp. Its such a clean and white meat I really love it. Shrimp should only be cooked for under a minute when cooking it alone just enough for the white to turn pink anymore than that it turns to rubber.

  9. Noor4/17/2012

    btw this is why I hate shrimp curry or most shrimp dishes from the stores bc they always overcook them ugh.

  10. Julie4/23/2012

    This looks delicious mashaAllah! I think I have everything to make this for dinner tonight. Don't you love when that happens? :) What do you usually serve it with?

  11. Noor4/23/2012

    I make a lot of finger foods with it like fries and little stuff like that :)


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