Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli


4.97 from 138 votes  Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes

If you love shrimp recipes, these shrimp cakes are for YOU! The cheesy crust creates a juicy, tender and flavorful center. P.S. DO NOT skip the lemon aioli sauce

Author: Natasha of

Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$15
Keyword: Shrimp Cakes
Calories: 258 kcal
Servings: 6 people (2 fritters per serving)


For the Shrimp Cakes/ Fritters:

  • 1 lb large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese (1 1/2 cups shredded)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp parsley finely chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten free flour
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil or high heat cooking oil of choice

For the Lemon Aioli Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove pressed or finely minced


Recipe Notes

*You can use a food processor to chop the shrimp, but pulse carefully so you don’t turn it into ground shrimp meat.

Nutrition for Lemon Aioli Sauce is not included in the recipe since we usually don’t consume the full amount with 1 batch of shrimp cakes. Based on 8 servings for the sauce, each serving has 96 calories, 89 mg sodium, 0 g sugars, 5 mg cholesterol (2%), 10 g total fat with 1 g saturated fat (5%).

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