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Becky Luigart-Stayner Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

These spicy shrimp cakes are a delicious way to cook fresh shrimp, especially when paired with the homemade corn and avocado salsa.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 shrimp cake and about 3 tablespoons salsa)

Ingredients

  • Cakes:
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
  • Salsa:
  • 1 cup frozen white corn, thawed
  • 3/4 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped seeded poblano pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

To prepare cakes, place shrimp in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. Set aside.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bell pepper to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add garlic to pan; sauté for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Place bell pepper mixture in a large bowl. Add shrimp, green onions, and the next 6 ingredients (through egg), stirring well. Stir in cilantro and 1/4 cup panko.

Divide shrimp mixture into 10 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Dredge both sides of patties in remaining 1/2 cup panko. Chill at least one hour.

Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 5 cakes to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from pan; cover and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining cakes.

To prepare salsa, combine corn and remaining ingredients; stir gently. Serve immediately with shrimp cakes.

Note:

These spicy cakes get their heat from the hot sauce so feel free to leave it out if you prefer a mild flavor. Double the salsa and serve it over a salad or as an appetizer with baked tortilla chips.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 121
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 11.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.6g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 252mg
  • Calcium: 34mg
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