This is the Shrimp Recipe that all Shrimp lovers are going to be drooling over! These Easy Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli combine boatloads of tender juicy Shrimp, crunchy Panko bread crumbs, chives and lemon to create one salivating combination!
1poundLarge shrimp,cleaned, shelled and deveined. Larger Shrimp will make this process quicker and easier.
1CupPanko bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste
For the Lemon Aioli
3ClovesGarlic,pressed or finely minced
1Lemon,juiced and zested
1-2TablespoonsExtra virgin olive oil
For the Shrimp Cakes
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
Rinse Shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel.
Devein shrimp and chop into small bits. Most should be about the size of a pea or slightly larger.
In a large bowl add bread crumbs, egg, mayonnaise, chives, lemon zest and salt and pepper and mix to combine.
Add chopped shrimp to bread crumb mixture and mix to combine and coat shrimp well.
Scoop mixture with large ice cream scooper and pat with hands to for a round patty. (If coating with extra bread crumbs do so at this point. Place extra panko bread crumbs in a shallow bowl or dish and press all sides of patty on them.) Reduce heat to medium and place patty into hot oil in skillet and cook for about 3-5 minutes then flip and cook on other side for another 3-5 minutes until patties are cooked through. ( Watch closely and adjust heat as needed so you do not burn patties)
Place cooked patties on a serving dish and serve hot with Lemon Aioli Dipping Sauce. (I recommend not skipping the Lemon Aioli! It's the highlight of this dish!)
For the Lemon Aioli
In a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, crushed garlic, juice and zest from 1 lemon.
Mix well to combine then cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
*Recipe is made and written as a main dish but can also be made and served as an appetizer. You may wish to make smaller portions to serve as finger food appetizers. Cooking time should roughly be the same but nutrition fact with differ per patty.*For extra crispy Shrimp Cakes coat the outside of patties with extra panko bread crumbs before cooking.* I recommend not skipping the Lemon Aioli! It is truly the highlight of this dish!