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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. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 258kcal


Shrimp Cakes

  • 1 lb raw shrimp see note #1
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lime juice of + zest
  • 3 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Zesty avocado dipping sauce

  • 1 pack Simply Avocado
  • 1 lime juice + zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon parsley chopped


Shrimp Cakes

  • 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. 
  • To the shrimp, add eggs, lime zest and juice, panko bread crumbs, paprika, salt, garlic powder and onion. 
  • Mix well until all ingredients are well combined. 
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and shape the shrimp mixture into small patties, about 2 ½ inch wide. Place them in the pan and sear for four to five minutes on each side. 
  • Serve with zesty avocado dipping sauce. 

Zesty avocado dipping sauce

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


  1. Make sure you're using raw shrimps for this recipe. If you accidentally got frozen cooked shrimps, saute onion and garlic as well, then mix all the ingredients. Cook the shrimp patties for shorter time to prevent the shrimps from getting rubbery.
  2. Make sure you only pulse the shrimps in the food processor a few times or else the shrimp will release water and becomes mushy.
  3. Don't overcook the patties. Overcooked shrimp will have a rubbery texture.
  4. To make sure the shrimp cakes are all one size, use an ice cream scoop to make the patties. 


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 368mg | Sodium: 1407mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 534IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 4mg