shrimp fritters with lime mayonnaise




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These canapé-sized fritters are very easy to whip up. The recipe can also be made into bigger fritters to serve as an entrée for four people.



For the shrimp fritters

  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • A good pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 300g cooked shrimps
  • 2 spring onions – finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • Cooking oil, for deep-frying
  • Sweet chilli sauce, to serve
  • Snow pea shoots, to serve (optional)

For the lime mayonnaise

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest


For the shrimp fritters with lime mayonnaise

  • To make the Lime Mayonnaise, mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • To make the fritters, whisk the flour, paprika, baking powder, garlic salt, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl.
  • Whisk in the egg and water.
  • Stir in the shrimps, spring onions and garlic.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan and, working in batches, deep-fry the mixture in tablespoon lots. Drain on paper towels.
  • To serve, place dollops of Lime Mayonnaise on a serving platter and add a drop of sweet chilli sauce in the centre of each dollop.
  • Top each with a fritter and garnish with snow pea shoots, if desired.