Karry Hosford
4 servings

Use a ripe papaya for this sauce. It should have a vivid golden-yellow color and give slightly when pressed with the palm. It will blend better and yield a more flavorful and smooth sauce than an unripe one. Garnish with diced papaya, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare shrimp cakes, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add curry powder; cook 30 seconds or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring constantly. Combine curry powder and next 13 ingredients (curry powder through garlic), stirring well. Cover and chill 1 hour. Divide shrimp mixture into 8 equal portions; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp cakes to pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

To prepare sauce, combine papaya and next 3 ingredients (papaya through sugar) in a food processor; process until smooth.

Step 3

Place 1 cup greens on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 2 shrimp cakes; spoon about 1/4 cup sauce over each serving, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

LLEcuyer's Review

October 20, 2011
SO good. Made them exactly as described. Perhaps a bit involved, but SO worth it.

LouisePearl's Review

August 24, 2011
Another delicious summer meal! I couldn't resist adding the whole papaya, and a little bit of coconut milk when making the sauce, and then I had much more sauce than needed, but it was excellent. If doing it again, I'd simply make MORE of the shrimp cakes. Since I like things spicey, I'd also add extra serrano pepper. I think it would also be excellent as crab cakes.