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Shrimp Cakes with Zesty Avocado Sauce

Shrimp cakes are easy and very delicious. Learn how to make these tasty shrimp patties using fresh ingredients and serve with a zesty avocado dipping sauce for maximum flavor. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 350 kcal
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati


Shrimp Cakes

  • 1 lb raw shrimps see note #1
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lime juice of + zest
  • 3 tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Zesty avocado dipping sauce

  • 1 pack Simply Avocado
  • 1 lime juice + zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


Shrimp Cakes

  1. Clean and peel the shrimps. Place them in a food processor and pulse 4 or 5 times until they are chopped into small pieces but are not mushy. Transfer them to a bowl. 

  2. To the shrimp, add eggs, lime zest and juice, panko bread crumbs, paprika, salt, garlic powder and onion. 

  3. Mix well until all ingredients are well combined. 

  4. Heat olive oil in a pan and shape the shrimp mixture into small patties, about 2 1/2 inch wide. Place them in the pan and sear for four to five minutes on each side. 

  5. Serve with zesty avocado dipping sauce. 

Zesty avocado dipping sauce

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and then serve with shrimp cakes. 

Recipe Notes

  1. I used frozen raw shrimps that were thawed, cleaned and peeled.