Easy Chinese Shrimp Cake
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Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 3 to 4
  • 800 g whole shrimp – peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing or Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  1. Using a large chopper or a mallet, smash the shrimp meat into paste.
  2. Gather all the shrimp paste and lightly chop them together. Do not chop them too finely as you’ll want to leave some chunks for texture.
  3. Add in salt, sugar, Shaoxing wine, garlic powder and white pepper. Mix well.
  4. Using your hand, bring all the shrimp paste together and hold in your palm. Smash them against the large bowl. Repeat at least 10 times or until you get a sticky paste.
  5. Lastly add in the corn starch to bind everything together.
  6. Heat enough oil at medium high heat to cover about 1 inch of a large non-stick frying pan.
  7. Form the shrimp paste into round patties and gently place into the frying pan.
  8. Cook each side for 2 mins or until golden brown.
  9. Serve warm with your favorite dip.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at https://www.bearnakedfood.com/2021/07/13/easy-chinese-shrimp-cake/