Baked Shrimp Cakes w/ Aioli

I haven't made shrimp cakes in forever.....I always have frozen shrimp in the freezer, so why not make them for Valentine's Day? (the holiday I don't really celebrate....everyday is Valentine's day!).

Marie made baked crab cakes a while back, and I was intrigued by her method.

Super high heat then flip them over to serve.

It worked for the shrimp cakes, however, I didn't flip them over because my bottoms were too browned.....and I wanted to see the pretty colorful veggies, so I just kept them right side up.

This was a great alternative to frying....saved a few calories and no mess on my stove!
Thanks Marie!

Baked Shrimp Cakes:

12 oz. frozen uncooked shrimp, defrosted
2 tbsp mayo
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp pimenton (smoked Spanish paprika)
handful of chopped scallions
1 tbsp chopped red bell pepper
salt & pepper to taste


1 tbsp real fat mayo (I only use Hellmann's)
1 large garlic clove
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Mix the aioli and set aside.

Chop up the defrosted shrimp into small pieces (obviously with no tails).

Mix with everything else in a bowl.

Spray a sheet pan with foil, no parchment paper.

Using a ring mold (I used a small one, appetizer size), fill the mold with the shrimp mixture to the top and carefully remove the ring.

You should have about 10 shrimp cakes.

Place the tray in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.

Place in a preheated 475F oven for 7 minutes.
Let rest on the sheet pan for 1 minute then plate with aioli.

These were DELICIOUS!


You just gave me my dinner idea for tonight, I have a pound of shrimp in my fridge I was going to make yesterday but ate leftover pizza instead. I love using the baked method and ring mold, my new favorite way. Glad you liked it too!xo
Anonymous said…
Being Italian, and since finding the Proud Italian Cook website, thanks to you Stacey, I also saw this crab cake recipe and was waiting to make it. However, I always have shrimp in my freezer also but never gave a thought to using shrimp for this recipe. Thanks for the idea and I will be making them very soon now.
Do you start with uncooked shrimp? I would've assumed so except for the short 7 minute bake time. Thank you!
Stacey Snacks said…
Yes, you use UNCOOKED shrimp with tail and shells removed.
I have updated the recipe to note that.

Thank you.
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