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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Cakes on a white plate with a bowl of aioli on a white background
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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Cakes

This easy recipe for Lemon Garlic Shrimp Cakes are packed with so much flavor! They make a delicious summer appetizer or dinner.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Seafood
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 281kcal


Lemon Garlic Shrimp Cakes


  • Finely chop the shrimp and add to a medium size bowl with the bread crumbs, onion powder, paprika, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Mix in the egg.
  • Make 7-8 shrimp cakes by rolling small handfuls of the mixture into a tightly packed ball, then flattening.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.
  • Add the shrimp cakes and cook about 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown. You may have to work in batches.



Tips and Techniques for the Best Shrimp Cakes

  • To save time, add all of the ingredients for the shrimp cakes (except for the olive oil) to a food processor fitted with a blade and pulse a few times until the shrimp are finely chopped and the ingredients are all well blended.
  • To serve shrimp cakes as appetizers, make them smaller and serve with a drop of Roasted Garlic Lemon Aioli on each one.
  • Store leftover shrimp cakes in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary. It includes the full amount for the olive oil used for frying.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 1489mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3.7mg