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Shrimp Corn Cakes with Soy Mayo Recipe

Shrimp Corn Cakes with Soy Mayo Recipe

There will be husbands who want to add hot sauce to the dipping sauce for these savory corn cakes. Our advice: Hold your tongue. —Katty Chiong, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SHRIMP CORN CAKES:
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (about 1 small)
  • 1 tablespoon oil plus additional for frying, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound uncooked peeled and deveined shrimp, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cream-style corn
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and chill until serving.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook and stir onion in 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turns pink. Remove from the heat.
  • 3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix the corn, egg and shrimp mixture; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 4. In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil to 375°. In batches, drop corn mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls into oil; fry 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce. Yield: 2 dozen (2/3 cup sauce).

Nutritional Facts

1 corn cake with 1 teaspoon sauce equals 109 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.