My family was leery when I told them what was for dinner. “Shrimp cakes? That’s weird.” I’m trying to get them to try new things and thankfully this was a success! It’s not dairy free, but it could be made that way if you so choose. I can’t guarantee the same results as you’ll see below, but play with it till you are able to get the right consistency.
This is one of those easy recipes that comes together fairly quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed them on lettuce leaves with my homemade lemony tartar sauce(which I will include the recipe below).
What you’ll need:
Yields: 18 patties
2 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, thawed
3 extra large eggs
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 Tblsp dried parsley
1 tsp black pepper
1 tap granulated garlic
3/4 c super fine almond flour
Begin by mincing the shrimp. You can either do this by hand or with a food processor.
Add minced shrimp to a large bowl and mix in the other ingredients. In a large skillet over medium high heat add you favorite cooking oil. I used avocado oil and 3 tablespoons of organic butter.
Use a 1/4 cup to measure out portions, flatten slightly in the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides.
Lemony Tartar Sauce
1 1/2 c full fat mayonnaise
2 tblsp pickle relish, dill or other preference
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tblsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp dried lemon zest
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!
Nutritional Info for 1 Shrimp Cake (according to MyFitnessPal):
Net Carbs: 0.7g
The nutritional information for the Lemony Tartar Sauce will be determined by what kind of relish you use. I chose to go with Wickle’s Relish, this would have more than say dill relish. Just make sure you mayonnaise is sugar free, that’s why homemade is best! You can leave the sugar out and use your favorite sweetener. ☺️
I’m just happy the cheesy shrimp cakes were a hit! It shocked everyone and even the lemony tartar sauce became a tasty favorite as well! The dried lemon zest can pack a punch so use sparingly. Fresh can be used instead if you prefer, even fresh lemon juice can be used in lieu of bottled.
🔥Want to spice it up? Add some kick from a little cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. Start with 1/8 tsp and add more until you reach a desired heat level. Remember: you can always add more but not take away.
Have a great weekend!
Btw, happy birthday to all the March babies🎉 May you all have a blessed month!