Chipotle Spiced Fried Shrimp Cakes are a delicious, quick and easy recipe made with raw shrimp, spices, and seasoned panko breadcrumbs. They are fried til golden and ready to enjoy with Chipotle Salad Dressing and lemon slices.

These Shrimp Cakes are great for those nights when you weren’t prepared for dinner and didn’t have a protein thawed out. This entire recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and has so much flavor, you will wish you made a double batch! 

Chipotle Spiced Fried Shrimp Cakes on a black plate with lemon slices and chives

Family Dinner Made Easy

My son had wanted to make shrimp cakes for some time now. So, after they moved in with us, and he had a day off, I asked him if he wanted to be responsible for making dinner one evening. He found some shrimp in the freezer and made a version of this shrimp cake recipe.

They were so delicious, that hubby commented that he could have eaten twice as much as he had! So, we made them again so I could share the recipe with my readers. This is probably one of our new favorite go to meals when we don’t know what to make!

What Is Needed To Make Shrimp Cakes

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Raw Shrimp: It really doesn’t matter what size, they will be diced up anyway.

Seasoned Panko Breadcrumbs

Chipotle Chili Powder

Garlic Powder

Large Eggs

Cast Iron Skillet

3 shrimp cakes on a black plate with lemon slices and chives

Tips and Substitutions

  • Buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined to save prep time. 
  • If the shrimp is frozen, run it under cold water in a colander until it has thawed.
  • Swap red chili powder for the chipotle powder.
  • Use lime zest instead of lemon zest.

How to make Keto Shrimp Cakes

This is a recipe that is super simple to modify for the keto diet. Everything in this shrimp cake recipe is keto friendly except for the panko bread crumbs. Follow one of the suggestions below to make it keto friendly.

  • Eliminate the panko and add 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
  • Use pork rinds in place of the bread crumbs. You may need to stir in more than a 1:1 ration. I would start with 3/4 cup and add to it if needed to make the cakes easy to shape.

My preference for this particular recipe is the coconut flour. Coconut flour has binding properties that pork rinds do not. 

Other Quick And Easy Shrimp Recipes To Try

Boiled Shrimp with Old Bay Seasoning (keto friendly)

Champagne Marinated Shrimp and Fruit Salad

Garlic Shrimp Zoodle Saute (keto friendly)

Jalapeno Creamed Corn with Chai Sweet Chili Shrimp

Keto Coconut Curry Shrimp and Zoodles 

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp with Squash and Penne

Shrimp and Avocado Chaffle Sandwich (keto friendly)

Velvet Shrimp

Chipotle Spiced Shrimp Cakes
Yield: 8

Chipotle Spiced Shrimp Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Golden Fried Shrimp Cakes with chipotle spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 small shallot, diced fine
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, eggs, shallot, lemon zest, and chipotle powder. egg and seasonings
  2. Stir in the diced shrimp and panko breadcrumbs until thoroughly combined.
  3. Shape into 1/4 cup sized shrimp cakes. shaping shrimp cakes
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of the shrimp cakes and cook for 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining oil and shrimp cakes. frying
  5. Serve with lemon and chipotle salad dressing (if using)shrimp cake on a fork

Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • Buy shrimp that is already peeled and deveined to save prep time. 
  • If the shrimp is frozen, run it under cold water in a colander until it has thawed.
  • Swap red chili powder for the chipotle powder.
  • Use lime zest instead of lemon zest.

How to make Keto Shrimp Cakes

This is a recipe that is super simple to modify for the keto diet. Everything in this recipe is keto friendly except for the panko bread crumbs. 

  • Eliminate the panko and add 1/2 cup coconut flour and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
  • Use pork rinds in place of the bread crumbs. You may need to stir in more than a 1:1 ration. I would start with 3/4 cup and add to it if needed to make the cakes easy to shape.

My preference for this particular recipe is the coconut flour. Coconut flour has binding properties that pork rinds do not. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

2 cakes per serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 260Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 332mgSodium 1269mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 32g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

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