Coconut Curry Shrimp Cakes W / Papaya Lime Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

really easy to make, with great taste. these can also be baked for those who have fear of frying. the sauce is easily whipped up in a blender or processor, and the results...well, you tell me :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a small saute pan add curry powder on medium heat until fragrant, 30-45 seconds, remove.
  2. mix curry powder and next 13 ingredients, stir well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. divide into 8 patties, and spray a saute pan with cooking spray or use 1 tbsp olive oil.
  4. add 4 patties, cook for 5 mins per side until browned, repeat.
  5. (or you can preheat your oven to 375, spray a pan with spray and cook 10 mins per side).
  6. for sauce:.
  7. process papaya, lime juice, water and sugar until smooth.
  8. to serve:.
  9. place salad greens on 4 plates.
  10. top each plate with 2 shrimp cakes, top with sauce, garnish with toasted sesame seeds, serve.


Most Helpful

These smelled delicious, the seasoning was perfect but after the first bite i bit into a piece of shrimp that had clearly gone bad so i am giving the 5 stars based on one small bite since its not the recipes fault i couldn't eat more...i was so mad at the shrimp :D The sauce tho was amazing! my papaya wasn't completely ripe so i added a little fresh mango to it as well. Hint for leftover sauce! serve over ice cream, its delicious i actually used both basil and cilantro since i had a small amount only of each, . THis ZWT5 i have used more hot chile peppers than any month before and love it!

MarraMamba June 14, 2009

Absolutely loved it Chia! Followed your directions, including heating the curry powder, which really does intensify it! Because I couldn't find a papaya in "Mayberry" I substituted mango for the papaya and it was sooo good! The only thing I'll do differently next time is chop the shrimp smaller. This would also make a great appetizer! Made for ZWT 5! Thanks for sharing! PS: This is the first time I've used Panko . . . and it won't be my last. Think this is why the crust is so tasty!

Galley Wench May 27, 2009

This was crazy good! We served as lunch to friends while watching the World Cup games & they were blown away, calling it restaurant quality. We agree. Served with grilled veges along with a choice of the papaya sauce or the curry aioli from Recipe #98185. The only substitute I made was to use brown sugar instead of white in the papaya sauce, which gives it a nice kick. I ended up using double of the diced papaya also for a thick creamy like sauce rather than the watery consistency I first got. It blended very well in a regular blender. For dinner, we used remaining curry aioli to make a cream sauce (added cream & white wine) & paired with shrimp cakes & mashed potatoes. What a versatile flavor!- the shrimp cakes went real well with the fruity papaya sauce & with the cream sauce. As far as technique, I didn’t bother sauteing the curry powder either. I threw a lb of shrimp in the food processor & mixed minced shrimp with the remaining ingredients. I didn’t have to refrigerate-went straight to it & formed 8 patties rolling outer balls into the panko so that they weren’t sticky & easier to work with, then pan fried. Like chef RitaL, the result was a crunchy crust with a creamy/soft center. This is going to be a staple! Update: the papaya sauce goes wonderfully with battered coconut shrimp!

discriminating tastes... June 17, 2006

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