Coconut Shrimp Cakes

Cut off tails of the shrimp and place in a food processor.
Pulse the shrimp until they are in tiny pieces, almost like mush.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites.
Add the shrimp, coconut and salt to the eggs and combine
Form the batter into 8 patties about 1/2 inch thick
Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium heat
Add four patties to the skillet and cook about 4-5 minutes per side
Add the other tbsp of oil to the pan and cook the remaining 4 patties

I enjoyed these plain, that’s how I like things! There are numerous dipping sauce recipes and sauces sold in a bottle that would be great with these. One that comes to mind is a Mango Habanero Sauce that you can find at Whole Foods that is fantastic on grilled shrimp. Better yet, make your own!

prep time:
cook time:4 min
ready in:
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 - 1 cup shredded coconut (use sweetened or add sweetener if you like it sweeter)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 2 tbs virgin coconut oil for frying