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Shrimp Cakes

Easy Shrimp Cakes

Shrimp Cakes are juicy and flavorful, spiked with fresh dill, lemon and smoked paprika, and served with the most amazing mayo based dipping sauce. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Cakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 251 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable, canola oil or olive oil for frying
  • lemon wedges for serving

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • juice of half lemon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • salt to taste


  1. Using a sharp knife, cut the shrimp into small cubed like pieces.

  2. Transfer the shrimp to a large bowl and add the remaining of the ingredients: panko bread crumbs, beaten egg, hot sauce, green onion, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, onion powder and salt. Stir gently to combine.

  3. Form the shrimp mixture into 8-10 patties. You can use an ice cream scoop to make each sized portion.
  4. Next, heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimp patties in a single layer and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Gently flip on the other side, to not break the patties.

  5. Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined. Serve with the shrimp cakes with lemon wedges on the side.

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 173mg58%
Sodium 748mg33%
Potassium 114mg3%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.