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Shrimp Cakes with Lime Cilantro Aioli. A video recipe.

Shrimp Cakes with Lime Cilantro Aioli. Made in much the same way as our snow crab cakes, these crunchy, delicious shrimp cakes make a fantastic starter course or a terrific lunch option served with a side salad.

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Shrimp Cakes with Lime Cilantro Aioli

With Valentines Day fast approaching, Rock Recipes has again teamed up with CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, this time to create a 3 course meal for you and your sweetheart.

The recipes and recipe videos will roll out once a week leading to the big day in February.

Since the shrimp are ground, there’s no need to buy larger more expensive shrimp.

Today we start with this delicious appetizer course inspired by Maryland crab cakes which we make here on Rock Recipes as snow crab cakes. I’ve chosen shrimp to make the crispy cakes this time, in a bit of a different and slightly more economical twist.

Mini Crab Cakes with Lime Chive Mayo

Mini Crab Cakes with Lime Chive Mayo

They are delicious served over a simple green salad where the homemade cilantro lime aioli serves not only as a tasty accompaniment to the shrimp cakes but as a dressing for the salad as well.

photo of limes on a white background with one cut to reveal the interior.

Lime is a great flavour with many seafood recipes.

You can make the shrimp cake mixture earlier in the day, then just roll them in the crumb mixture and take a few minutes to fry them on the night of your dinner.

Sweetheart Valentines Day Dinner Menu

Sweetheart Valentines Day Dinner Menu

Here are the links to the other two courses in this Sweetheart Dinner:

Prosciutto Pork Tenderloin Marsala

Prosciutto Pork Tenderloin Marsala

Prosciutto Pork Tenderloin Marsala

Raspberry Cream Profiteroles with Three Dipping Sauces

Raspberry Cream Profiteroles with 3 dipping sauces.

Raspberry Cream Profiteroles with 3 dipping sauces.

So easy to put together.

Take a look at the video below to see how easy it is to put this tasty appetizer together.

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Make these delicious shrimp cakes an a two bite size and serve the aioli as a dip, for a tasty addition to any party too. They’d be equally at home On New Year’s Eve as they would for Super Bowl Sunday.

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Shrimp Cakes with Lime Cilantro Aioli

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Shrimp Cakes with lime aioli photo close up photo of 2 shrimp cakes on a bed of greens
Yield: 15 mini cakes or 6 appetizer sized cakes

VIDEO RECIPE: Shrimp Cakes with Lime Cilantro Aioli

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Shrimp Cakes with Lime Cilantro Aioli - Made in much the same way as our crab cakes, these crunchy, delicious shrimp cakes make a fantastic starter course or a terrific lunch option served with a side salad.

Ingredients

For the Shrimp Cakes

  • 1/2 pound coarsely chopped, NOT MINCED fresh shrimp
  • 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp lime zest, minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp hot sauce, optional or pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup panko crumbs + 1/3 cup cracker crumbs mixed
  • Approximately 2/3 cup canola oil for frying

For the Lime Cilantro Aioli

  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • ½ tsp finely minced lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro

Instructions

To prepare the Shrimp Cakes

  1. Toss together the shrimp meat with the 1/2 cup cracker crumbs, mayonnaise, lime zest, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, hot sauce, egg and cilantro.
  2. Form into 6 balls by hand. Roll in the additional cracker crumb/panko crumb mixture.
  3. Heat about a half inch of canola oil in a skillet or sate pan over medium-low heat. You want these to fry gently; they will burn quickly if the oil is too hot.
  4. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.

To prepare the Lime Cilantro Aioli

  1. Add the garlic, mustard, egg yolk, lime zest, salt, pepper and lime juice to a blender. Turn on the blender at medium to medium high speed.
  2. Pour in the olive oil very slowly in a thin, continuous stream until the aioli thickens. Pulse in the chopped cilantro at the end. Serve over the shrimp cakes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

15

Serving Size

15 mini cakes or 6 appetizer sized cakes

Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 70mgSodium 246mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 5g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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