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
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