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Old Bay Shrimp Cakes


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  • For the Tartar Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped cornichons
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped capers
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped shallots
  • For the Shrimp Cakes:
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 egg
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make Tartar Sauce:
Mix all ingredients until evenly combined. Cover and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Make Shrimp Cakes:
Place all ingredients except canola oil in a bowl and use your hands to thoroughly combine.

Heat canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Form shrimp mixture into 6 hockey-puck-size round patties. Add patties to pan and pan-fry until browned all over, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until cooked through, about 3 minutes more.

Serve shrimp cakes with tartar sauce for dipping.


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