Shrimp Cakes

Posted By Elana Amsterdam On February 16, 2008 @ 8:54 pm In dinners,seafood | 25 Comments

shrimp cakes burgers gluten-free recipe

After preparing a plethora of Valentine’s sweets, I once again have post-holiday “dessert burnout” syndrome. Thus, I now find myself constantly craving protein –for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks.

I will be eating a lot of these tasty little seafood patties in this new phase of protein craze. Hence I am delighted to share one of my favorite recipes with you –this one for simple, savory shrimp cakes.

Shrimp Cakes

  • 1 pound (raw) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chile, ground
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil, for sautéing
  1. Place shrimp in food processor, pulse until finely chopped
  2. In a large bowl, combine chopped shrimp, bell pepper, garlic, scallions, lime juice, agave, salt, chipotle, egg and cilantro
  3. Form mixture into 12 (½) inch thick patties, dip each in almond flour, coating thoroughly
  4. In a large skillet, over medium heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil
  5. Add 4 patties to the skillet and cook about 5 minutes per side, until browned; remove and place on paper towel lined plate
  6. Repeat with remaining cakes

Makes 12 Shrimp Cakes

This gluten-free, high protein recipe for shrimp cakes is one of E’s favorites and also my husband’s. J won’t eat it unless under duress, preferring grilled cheese and quesadillas to just about anything I make these days. Alas, we had a good run for so many years where he was completely adventurous in his eating.

Now he is a pure carbo-holic asking me to pack him a lunch of sweetened, flavored yogurt with fruit leather. I have defied this wish of his and lunch comes home untouched day after day. Yesterday, after another virgin lunch came in the door, I asked him what was up and he said, “Mom, if you’d only pack me something good, then I would eat it!” Ok, yogurt and fruit leather, here we come. Can’t starve the boy.

As for myself? I’m sticking with the shrimp cakes.


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