Tender shrimp cakes on a platter with a side of lemon aioli.

Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 12 shrimp cakes 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: North American


These tender shrimp cakes are absolutely delicious. They take only 10 minutes to make, can easily be prepped ahead of time, and make a great appetizer or light and healthy dinner. An easy lemon aioli sauce takes them over the top! 



  • 1 lb peeled raw shrimp, chopped
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup EACH: chopped chives and red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

Lemon Aioli

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • Zest from 1 lemon + 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced


  1. Start by mixing the lemon aioli ingredients in a small bowl. 
  2. Add the chopped shrimp, almond flour, chives, red pepper, salt, pepper, and egg to a large bowl and mix well. Form the shrimp into 12 patties and place them on a baking sheet or cutting board. 
  3. Heat the oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the shrimp cakes (working in batches, if needed) and cook them for 4 minutes on each side. 
  4. Serve them right away with some lemon aioli on the side.