Shrimp Cakes With Creamy Caper-Dill Sauce

Shrimp Cakes With Creamy Caper-Dill Sauce

You can make theses up to one week ahead. Form patties and freeze on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Thaw overnight. Cook shrimp cakes as directed.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 28 cakes
  • Cook time:24 Minutes
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Chill:2 Hours


  • 1 pound peeled, medium-size cooked shrimp (36/40 count), deveined
  • 1/2 cup minced green onion
  • 1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Creamy Caper-Dill Sauce
  • Garnish: fresh dill


1. Pulse shrimp in a food processor 8 times or until finely chopped.

2. Sauté green onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet 8 minutes or until tender.

3. Stir together green onion mixture, breadcrumbs, and next 6 ingredients. Gently fold in shrimp. Shape mixture into 28 (1-inch) patties (about 1 Tbsp. each). Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet; cover and chill 2 to 8 hours.

4. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties, and cook, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm on a wire rack in a 200° oven. Serve with Creamy Caper-Dill Sauce. Garnish, if desired.


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