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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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


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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    Tracy | Pale Yellow — January 18, 2014 at 6:30 am

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    Melissa Loh — January 23, 2014 at 6:38 am

    All those pomegranate seeds look like little jewels on the cheese ball! And to think cheese balls have sorta become unfashionable in recent years.

    • beantownbaker — January 23rd, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

      I agree, and there’s no reason for it! Especially with how pretty this cheeseball is.

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    Shannon — February 8, 2014 at 9:02 am

    this sounds delicious, and i love that it’s studded with those gems of pomegranate seeds 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 8th, 2014 @ 11:58 am

      Pom seeds are my favorite. I’m so sad that I can’t find pomegranates around me anymore. The containers of just the seeds are not the same…

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