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Cheesy Shrimp Cakes Recipe with  Lemon Aioli Sauce

Hey everyone. It’s Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com and today we’re making
cheesy shrimp cakes. This is the best way
to make a pound of shrimp go a long way
and do not skip that lemon aioli sauce,
it makes these irresistible delicious
and they always disappear fast.
We’ll start with 1 pound of large shrimp
that have been peeled deveined and
patted dry with paper towels. Chop your
shrimp into small pea-sized pieces, the
finer you chop them, the easier they’ll
hold together as shrimp cakes. Transfer
your chopped shrimp meat to a large
mixing bowl and add 1 and 1/2 cups or 4
ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese, 1
large egg, 1/4 cup of mayo and 2
tablespoons of fresh parsley. Season
with half a teaspoon of salt and 1/8 of
a teaspoon of black pepper, then stir it
all together and finally add 1/4 cup of
all-purpose flour and you can substitute
with gluten-free flour if you prefer.
Stir until creamy and well combined.
We’re ready to sautee. Place a large
non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1Tbsp
of olive oil. Once the oil is
hot, add the batter, 1 heaping Tbsp
at a time or use a level ice cream scoop
and flatten out the tops of the fritters
as you go so they’re about half an inch
thick patties. Saute for 3 minutes on
each side or until they’re golden brown
at the edges and fully cooked through.
Once they’re done, transfer them to a
serving platter and cook the remaining
shrimp cakes, adding more oil as needed.
Oh I am excited! Alright now, for the next
step – the sauce. The lemon aioli is
everything so do not skip it. So we’re
gonna whip that up real quick and all
you need is 1/2 a cup of mayo. So we’re
gonna get that into a small bowl. And a
tip that I learned is – if you want any
kind of mayo based sauce to be super
creamy, mix it before you add anything
else into it, that way you get rid of any
lumps and it becomes super smooth. All
right, now we are going to zest a lemon
and we’ll need about a teaspoon of lemon
zest and make sure you’re just getting
the yellow part and not the white,
because the white can make your sauces
taste a little bitter but all the good
flavors in that yellow peel. Okay, that
looks good. Now two tablespoons of fresh
lemon juice. The sauce is so simple but
totally delicious. Okay, and I’m gonna use
my favorite measuring spoons. If you
don’t have a set of these –
they are awesome! They stack so that you
can store them easily and conveniently
and they don’t get lost which is a
frequent problem in my kitchen and I’ll
post a link to these in the description
below. I love the fresh lemon in there.
Okay, and then one clove of garlic and
that’s a large clove that I’ve pressed.
And then just stir it up. Alright, just
until it’s creamy and smooth and then
serve it up with these finger-licking
good shrimp cakes.
Everybody loves the sauce! I’m telling
you – don’t skip it! Alright, it is time for
the taste test, the moment I’m always
waiting for. Okay, just fast-forward to
this part every time. All right and I
want you to look at what’s inside of
these. Oh YUM! Okay, these are still a
little bit hot, okay and then right into
that sauce because it’s so good.
These are so good! Wow! Loaded with cheese
and so much flavor this is seriously one
of my favorite ways to make a pound of
shrimp go a long way. These are so good
and you can really taste a little fresh
pop of parsley in there. Wow! If you enjoyed
this recipe, give me a great big thumbs
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Randall Smitham



  1. Natashas Kitchen Posted on May 25, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Would you try these? I think you'll be impressed 😋

  2. Shipper Posted on July 21, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Hey. Just made these for dinner last night. And without the shredded cheese. And they were AWESOME!! My husband is ADDICTED to them and demands I make these one day per week, now! Lol. Thanks for these!

  3. Rob Daniel Posted on July 25, 2018 at 6:18 am

    wow doing my happy dance….. augh yeah

  4. Jacob Josete Posted on July 27, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Like Gurrrrrrrrllllll, where did u come from
    Ahhhhhhh soo gooooood

  5. Goldie O Posted on July 27, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    I used this recipe without shrimp but chopped zucchini, subbed cheddar for mozz. Changed the dip to sour cream instead of mayo, added dill, salt and pepper. Covered the pan to get a more thorough cook of patties. Had to go with what I had on hand. Lovely recipe!

  6. Jeanine Anselmo Posted on July 28, 2018 at 2:14 am

    You are like the fritter queen! These are delicious and super easy to make! Thanks Girl😋👍

  7. Goryanochk a Posted on August 6, 2018 at 1:37 am

    I don’t know if I left a review already, I meant to for a long time since I’ve first tried this recipe . Natasha , thank you so much for it, it’s delicious ! The meat so flavorful and delicious , it’s unbelievable. It’s our favorite recipe now ❤️

  8. Michael Virata Posted on August 8, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I'll be making these every week for the next 4 weeks, they are so good.

  9. cherylbela Posted on August 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I have been drooling over this video for about a month! I shared it on my FB page from a friend who had posted it. I WANT TO EAT THIS NOW! 😉

  10. StarRanchTV Posted on August 13, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    did you wash hands after touching your hair? lol jk. Going to make this tonight

  11. Eleanor Marie Edwards Posted on August 29, 2018 at 5:37 am

    I will be cooking these today!

  12. Victory Posted on August 31, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I make these all the time, the only difference i make is I coat in panko crumbd before I cook mmm

  13. Odilon Posted on September 2, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    They tasted like eggs

  14. TaVida Rice Posted on September 3, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    They turned out PERFECT!! I made half with almond flour and half with regular flour… couldn't tell the difference.

  15. ABIN K SASI Posted on September 14, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Nice recipe……

  16. L B Posted on September 16, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Made these last night and they were amazingggg!!! Your salmon cakes are next!! Thanks for sharing these delicious recipes Natasha!💕

  17. Daniel Hill Posted on September 17, 2018 at 3:42 am

    These look so good but I’m allergic to seafood. Wonder if they would taste good if you substitute it with chicken 🤔

  18. Jumping Jet Posted on September 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Just tried it and it's really delicious and child friendly…

  19. Juvz The Germany Posted on September 24, 2018 at 1:04 am

    can i use crab meat as well instead of shrimp?

  20. Paveethra Raveedran Posted on October 2, 2018 at 8:10 am

    I'm so gonna try this… Post more similar snacks soon

  21. alina amalia Posted on October 2, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I dont like mayo
    Can I use greek yoghurt?

  22. KeingLife Posted on October 17, 2018 at 6:55 am

    Totally made it…. totally did a horrible job 😂😂😂 I had ONE JOB

  23. Peachez Vaughan Posted on October 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    girrrlah…..YUM YUM AND EFFING YUMMY… I did this with orange and red onion and two cheeses…the lemon aoili i put coconut milk in too…omg thank you so much for this delish dish!!!

  24. Oh Thats Cute Posted on October 31, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    They get addictive

  25. P Z Posted on November 3, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I'm going to try them 2nite. I'll surprise my wife with it! Thx Natashas.

  26. RewdAwakening Posted on November 4, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Russian Nesting Spoons.

  27. Smoke Weed Posted on November 6, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Use potatoes and bread, instead of all purpose flour.

  28. jasmine world Posted on December 5, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Perfectó 😍😘

  29. David S Posted on December 13, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    with all that giggling… i wanna know who is under the table

  30. William Jordan Posted on December 14, 2018 at 3:55 am

    More often than not I cook for my wife. But I needed something special for her as we are going through a trying time after a miscarriage. Dinner was several hours ago and she is still talking about these Shrimp Cakes and the sauce. I left her the rest of them to take to work tomorrow. Thank you for the amazing recipe Madam Natasha #Subscribed!

  31. Aishah Mudhoo Posted on December 19, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Delicious yummmy😋

  32. Darren Chichester Posted on December 29, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    These are amazing!

    I mixed it up a little:
    Added finely diced fresh jalapeño to the batter for a slight little kick (rinse them under water first before adding otherwise may be too hot for you)

    Added some finely diced spring onion to the batter. Just a little bit

    Used a powdered California style garlic mix instead of fresh

    I follow KETO so used coconut flour. Gave them a tad bit tropical/nutty flair!

    Added a bit of curry powder to the aioli and extra lemon zest. Yum!

    Also— made the sauce and the batter an hour or so early, refrigerate both before sautéing so that the flavours can merge.

    Cheers from Bermuda!
    Great Channel Natasha 😘

  33. Faye Tucker Perry Posted on January 10, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Yummy. Cant wait to try these.

  34. Cycle Path Posted on January 26, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I was looking for a seafood cake that was a bit different and was mostly shrimp because I had to use some up. These were excellent with the aioli! Perfect cheat meal indulgence. So much better than a basic seafood cake that I was searching for at the time. Also I used some gluten free flour and it was amazing! So great to see a channel offer two options like this. Thanks a lot!

  35. Viktor Dimitrovski Posted on February 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    My mom made sea food paella and I made these as an appetizer. Delish!

  36. Reign101 Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    I'll make the shrimps,but not the sauce…

  37. Reign101 Posted on February 11, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I just subscribed!!😍

  38. Richard Slusher Posted on February 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Oh yeah! I'm making some of those this weekend!

  39. Buji Boo Posted on February 22, 2019 at 12:21 am

    I made these and my Family enjoyed every bite! thanks for this recipe

  40. Jeannette Posted on February 22, 2019 at 6:18 pm


  41. Gurpreet Kaur Singh Posted on March 7, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Oh I love you❤ the way you explain and talk and laugh👍

  42. Унесенные Ветром в США Posted on March 15, 2019 at 2:36 am

    Обов’язково приготую! 👍🏻👋🏻

  43. Nancy Gibson Posted on March 16, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    If your doing keto use coconut flour! Who doesn't love coconut shrimp? I'm going to make these with the coconut flour instead of flour. Thanks you…..YUMMMMMMM

  44. Kamal Ashmawi Posted on March 27, 2019 at 1:18 am

    You made life easy, thank you

  45. Cliff Allen Posted on April 1, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    You're back !!!!! ❤👍
    ….. it will knock your socks off ….. if you don't wear socks ….. it will curl your toes …… I swear I saw Natasha grow an inch when she took a bite ….. LOL🤣🤤👍❤

  46. Monse Mayorga Posted on April 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Silly question from a kitchen novice😬👀 could I use cooked shrimp? Does it make a difference?

  47. H Pn Posted on April 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I managed to get 8 good size patties from one lb of med.size shrimp.
    It's a good recipe. I served mine with spicey sweet and sour sauce.

  48. maria pinta Posted on April 1, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    x fa español

  49. VanithaShri's Kitchen Posted on April 2, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Gorgeous 😍 shrimp cakes..buddy

  50. Wayne D Posted on April 2, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Have me thinking …smoked Gouda instead?

  51. Maira Mehmood Posted on April 2, 2019 at 3:02 am

    I love the way u raise your eyebrow <3

  52. Madeha Yasmeen Posted on April 3, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Love your receipi

  53. Haliyah A Posted on April 16, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    It’s soo delicious and tender

  54. clara serra Posted on April 21, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Looks delicious 😍 can't wait to try it😊

  55. Christina Almas Posted on May 10, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I made them and they are delicious

  56. Lucie DiStefano Posted on May 23, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    These are perfect Natasha! Great as an appetizer or with a salad! I must have missed this video last year but so glad I stumbled on it 😋 👍 You are awesome 😘❤️

  57. Danielle Richardson Posted on May 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Do you have to use raw shimp?

  58. gospeldva Posted on May 31, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Please link the ice cream scooper

  59. Apple Cinnamon Posted on June 15, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I already knew I would like these even before watching the video. They look delicious! Can't wait to make these some time. Lol I love this lady so bubbly and happy ☺

  60. Alsamah Alhalawani Posted on June 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

    تسلم الايادي 🌹 🌹 🌹

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  62. Michelle Hummingbird Posted on July 7, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Okay… I found three recipes I'm going to try this week: Creamy Pasta with Lemon Chicken; Cheesy Chicken Fritters and these Cheesy Shrimp Cakes – with the Aioli Sauce, of course! Now I'm going to look for desserts. You do a wonderful job with presentation! Thanks for all your recipes… Take care!

  63. MsNALA111 Posted on July 22, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I love watching your cooking videos, it gives ideas what to cook for my husband and me. 😋 👍🏼 💕

  64. Dave Eatmon Posted on August 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Can you substitute the Mayo with yoghurt or sour cream?

  65. alifa musfica Posted on August 11, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I am loving it ❤

  66. Nancy Delgado Posted on August 16, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    They look so delicious thank you for sharing👌

  67. Connie Villegas Posted on August 28, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    I just made them and they were delicious 🤤😊