Shrimp Fritters with Blackberry Dipping Sauce

I feel like most of the pink food I’ve been making has been sweet. I wanted to make something savory for a change. These shrimp fritters were AMAZING. They had a great shrimp and garlic flavor without being overly greasy or heavy.

I really enjoyed the Blackberry Dipping Sauce. I loved how the sweetness countered the savory flavors of the fritters. However, Hubby thought the texture was kind of weird. Next time I make this, I’ll definitely puree the dipping sauce so that it has a smooth texture to appease Hubby’s taste buds.

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Shrimp Fritters with Blackberry Dipping Sauce – as seen on Dishing Up Delights – serves 2-4
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Ingredients:

For the Shrimp Fritters:
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and finely chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper
Canola oil

For the Blackberry Dipping Sauce:
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
5-6 fresh blackberries

Directions:

To make the Shrimp Fritters:
In a large bowl mix the shrimp, green onions, garlic, breadcrumbs and egg until well combined. Season with salt and a pinch of pepper.

Coat the bottom of a large skillet with oil and heat over medium-low heat. Use a tablespoon or cookie scoop to form small balls of the shrimp mixture, then pat them gently to form cakes. Carefully lower the cakes into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden and the shrimp have cooked through. Drain on towels.

To make the Blackberry Dipping Sauce:
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and blackberries, smashing the blackberries with a fork. Serve with the shrimp cakes.

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5 Responses to “Salmon with Strawberry and Tomato Salsa”

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    yumventures — June 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Sounds amazing! I’ve never had strawberries with fish, but I LOVE strawberries tossed with vinegar 🙂

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    Jen — June 3, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    This looks really great. Every time I cook salmon my house smells like fish for days (weeks, months, years!). Did your house get fishy after cooking this? Thanks.

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    Jen — June 3, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Jen – I didn’t notice a fishy smell. Since it was baked in the oven, I think that helps. I also have had the windows open with the nice weather here in Boston.

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    Elina — June 3, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Wow, I would never think to pair those together but if you say it’s good, I must try it!! Certainly looks gorgeous. 🙂

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    Kerstin — June 3, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Yay for strawberries! What a creative salsa – yum!

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