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Shrimp Cakes Recipe

This shrimp cakes recipe takes only 25 minutes from start to finish. The result? Crispy, chewy shrimp cakes that taste better than take-out.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: how to make shrimp cakes, How To Make Thai Shrimp Cake, shrimp cake, shrimp cakes, Thai Shrimp Cake, Thai Shrimp Cake Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 28 oz shrimp 16 oz peeled
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp tabasco
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 oz green beans chopped
  • 1 tsp shallots minced
  • 2 tbsp coriander minced
  • 1 tsp Heinz ketchup
  • 1 tsp Japanese mayonnaise
  • 3 tsp canola oil divided into 2 and 1


  • Add shelled shrimp into a food processor and pulse until it becomes a paste. Scrape down the sides occasionally to blend everything evenly.
    step 1: Blend the shrimp.
  • Add pepper, tabasco, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, ground coriander seeds, all-purpose flour, paprika, green beans, shallots, and coriander. Pulse again until mixed through.
    step 2: Add seasonings. Mix in vegetables and herbs.
  • Divide the shrimp into 12 balls, each weighing around 1.5 oz. During the process, dip your finger in 1 tsp of oil to prevent the batter from sticking to your hands. Flatten them afterwards.
    step 3: Oil your hands. Divide into balls. Flatten.
  • Add the remaining oil to a skillet and heat it over medium-low heat. When it’s hot, sear the balls until they’re golden brown on both sides. Doing this in batches is easier, especially if you have a small skillet.
    step 4: Sear both sides.
  • Mix ketchup and mayonnaise together in a dipping bowl and serve.
    step 5: Mix the sauce and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 321mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 545mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg