Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli

Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli 

Cheesy Shrimp Cakes aka Shrimp Fritters with irresistible lemon aioli sauce.

One of our favorite shrimp recipes! Biting into juicy shrimp, fritter style, is a real treat. The cheese creates an irresistible cheese pull inside and forms a golden crust on the outside. Watch the Video tutorial and you will just know; this recipe is GOOD | natashaskitchen.com

If you love shrimp recipes, these shrimp cakes are for YOU! The cheesy crust creates a juicy, tender and flavorful center. P.S. DO NOT skip the lemon aioli sauce

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

Servings: 6 people (2 fritters per serving)

For the Shrimp Cakes/ Fritters:
1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
4 oz mozzarella cheese (1 1/2 cups shredded)
1 large egg
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp parsley finely chopped, plus more to garnish
1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour
2 Tbsp light olive oil or high heat cooking oil of choice
For the Lemon Aioli Sauce:
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove pressed or finely minced
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How to Make Shrimp Cakes:
Pat dry shrimp with paper towels then dice into pea-sized pieces.*

Transfer chopped shrimp to a large mixing bowl. Add 4 oz shredded mozzarella, 1 egg, 1/4 cup mayo, 2 Tbsp parsley, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Stir together then add 1/4 cup flour and mix until batter is creamy and well combined.

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add 1 heaping Tablespoon at a time (or a level ice cream scoop) and flatten out the tops of your fritters as you go so they are about 1/2" thick patties. Saute about 3 minutes per side or until golden brown on the edges and cooked through.

How to Make Lemon Aioli Sauce:
In a small bowl, add mayo and stir to remove any lumps. Add 1 tsp lemon zest, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and pressed garlic clove and stir to combine.

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