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Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes

These shrimp cakes are light and delicious, made with jalapenos, scallions, and cilantro then topped with a little fresh lime juice and a few slices of avocado. Serve this over a bed of greens for a quick, light summer meal.

It’s really starting to feel like summer around here, temperatures are expected to hit 90 today. I can actually smell summer in the air, which gets me sooo excited!! After a long weekend of going to BBQ’s and too many glasses of sangria, this week I am keeping it low carb and light. I love shrimp, it’s naturally lean and cooks in minutes, which makes it perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

I’ve attempted shrimp cakes in the past, but always had issues with them holding together well so this time I decided to pulse the raw shrimp in the food processor and that worked out perfect. I left some of the seeds from the jalapeno to give it a little heat but you can leave them out if you don’t like spicy food. My plan was to grill them, but the patties were a bit delicate and I decided to saute them on the pan instead which worked out perfect. Topped with fresh lime juice and a few thin slices of avocado on top, this was flavorful and light.

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Jalapeño Shrimp Cakes
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 shrimp cake w/ avocado • Old Points: 3 • Weight Watcher Points+: 4 pt
Calories: 173 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 5 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 24 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 321 mg • Cholest: 172 mg


  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 1 large jalapeño, seeded and minced (for spicy, leave the seeds)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 medium scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons panko (use GF crumbs for gluten free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

For topping:

  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1/2 medium avocado, sliced thin


Dry shrimp well with a paper towel then place the shrimp in the food processor along with jalapeño and garlic then pulse a few times until almost pasty.

Combine the shrimp in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.

Using rubber gloves (easier with gloves), form shrimp into 4 patties.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with oil. Add the shrimp cakes to the heated grill and cook 4 minutes without disturbing, then gently flip and cook an additional 4 minutes.

Serve with fresh lime juice and top with thin slices of avocado.

Makes 4.


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For the base:

  • Packet of Oreo biscuits
  • 50g melted butter

For the filling:

  • 350g cream cheese
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 10g cocoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 30ml red food colouring

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Fan 160C/Gas Mark 4. Grease a 22cm Springform round tin
  2. In a food processor blitz the Oreos in a food processor
  3. Pour over the melted butter and blitz again
  4. Press the biscuit and butter mix into the base of the tin. Bake for 10 minutes
  5. Whilst the base is cooling make the filling by beating the cream cheese until smooth
  6. Add the sugar and cocoa and continue to beat. Add the eggs one at a time and beat between each addition
  7. Mix through the vanilla and red food colouring
  8. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the caramel and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the centre wobbles slightly
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, which is at least 2 hours

By Bronya Seifert

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