Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp Cakes

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Are you getting back into the swing of things? My recipes are back to normal now with less fancy and more everyday meals. We enjoy seafood and fresh fish (especially when my husband catches it). Unfortunately one of my favorites is not something he can catch for us. So when shrimp goes on sale at the market I like to make shrimp linguini, shrimp scampi, shrimp salad and yummy shrimp cakes! Today I am happy to share my shrimp cakes recipe with you.

shrimp cakes recipe


What You Need

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp

3 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Lemon (2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 2 Tsp. Lemon zest)

1/2 tsp. Ground chili powder

1 Jalapeño, about a teaspoon full ( seed and minced)

Pinch of salt

1/4 tsp. Black pepper

1/4 Cup flour

1/4 Cup green onions (tops and bottoms minced)

Food Processor

Non Stick Skillet

Pie plate or shallow bowl

Tea towel or paper towel

Before You Start– Clean peel, de-vein shrimp and pat dry with tea towel ( or paper towel)

Lets Make It!  Combine shrimp the jalapeño, lemon juice and lemon zest, salt, and pepper in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Pour the flour into the pie plate ( or shallow bowl). Shape the shrimp mixture into 8 patties and dredge in the flour. Heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Place the shrimp patties into the oil and cook until golden brown ( about 2 -3 minutes per side.)

Serve with cocktail sauce

Serves 4 ( 2 each)

*Katie’s Tid Bits* Try making these with Italian bread crumbs instead of flour too.

Do you like shrimp?

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  1. Your shrimp cake recipe sounds delicious!
    Stay warm! and have a wonderful 2014!
    Pinning to my Dinner board.

  2. Hello lovely. I’ve never had shrimp cakes before, but they do look yummy. I will have to try these and see how they are!! I hope you have a wonderful new week doll xx

  3. I love shrimp cakes and these look so good Katherine! Going to have to try them, so I’ve pinned!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. lynn buttedal says:


  5. I love shrimp, but too bad my husband doesn’t because I can never make meals like this that anyone else in my house will eat, but me. Sounds delicious though and thank you so much for sharing. Happy Monday, Katie :)

  6. This sounds so good…I just might have to try this one out…thanks Katie!

  7. This is a must for me. I am from Florida so I love love all Seafood’s. Sounds wonderful!Thank you for sharing. Hugs,Echo :)

  8. With the chili powder, I bet they are good!

  9. These are beautiful! Can’t wait to try them. :)

  10. Maryland Crab Cakes are my favorite, but only from a specific restaurant. I like shrimp too and these look like they’d make a nice substitute for me. Will have to give it a try.

  11. Hi Katherine, these look amazing, thanks for sharing. I pinned it.

  12. Hi Katherine,
    My son loves shrimp and your recipe looks delicious! I love how there’s no filler and so it will be a cinch to convert to gluten free. I’m definitely pinning this…Thanks for sharing and aloha, Lori

  13. This looks so yummy! Thank you for the recipe!

  14. I was actually getting bored with shrimp recently, but I think a shrimp cake would change my mind!

  15. These look fantastic. My hubby loves crab cakes especially homemade, so I may need to try this recipe, thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh….and I LOVE shrimp!

  17. Looks tasty we will have to try this, as shrimp is my favorite sea food.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  18. The Sketched Chef says:

    I’ve never tried to make shrimpcakes or made them, but that is definitely going to change !
    They look really delicious.

  19. These sound great! Love that little kick of chili heat. And your photo is gorgeous!

  20. My husband doesn’t care for crab (I know; what?) so maybe I could make these! I’ve never heard of shrimp cakes before but why not shrimp? Perfect!

  21. I pinned the shrimp cakes. Looks really delish!
    Happy New Year, Katherine!

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