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Rounds plate of shrimp fritters and a creamy white dip

Thai Shrimp Cakes Recipe

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Thai Shrimp Cakes are gluten free and keto-friendly. Make it from scratch with a mouth watering dip in a few easy steps.



Shrimp Cakes

  • 600g (1½lbs) raw, peeled prawns
  • 17g (1 cup) cilantro, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 limes, juice and zest
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
  • 2.5cm (1in) fresh ginger root, finely grated

Dipping Sauce

  • 17g (1 cup) cilantro, chopped
  • 125ml (½ cup) mayonnaise
  • 5g (¼ cup) basil leaves
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) fish sauce

For Cooking

  • 30ml (2 tbsp) coconut oil


Shaping the Shrimp Cakes

  1. Place all the Shrimp Cake ingredients in a food processor and blend until everything is minced.
  2. Tip the mixture out into a bowl then season.
  3. With wet hands, for 12 prawn cakes, then leave them in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. 

For the Dipping Sauce

  1. Meanwhile, place all the Dipping Sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend everything to as smooth as can be. Place the sauce in the fridge to chill.

Cooking the Shrimp Cakes

  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large frying pan and fry the shrimp cakes for 4 minutes on each side. 
  2. Serve the Thai Shrimp Cakes immediately with the Dipping Sauce. Enjoy!
  • Category: Fish Cakes
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: thai shrimp cakes, shrimp patties, shrimp cake recipe, shrimp fritters, fried shrimp cakes, Thai prawn cakes, keto shrimp cakes recipe