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Quinoa Crusted Shrimp Cakes

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 168
Protein 18g
Fat 6g
Carbs 15g
Total Time 45m

Top these delicious cakes with either reduced-fat mayonnaise or Greek yogurt with Sriracha, fresh lemon and parsley to create a delicious healthy starter for you and any lucky dinner guests.

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Quinoa Crusted Shrimp Cakes

Ingredients
  • 3/4 lb raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (tri-color or regular)

Filling:

  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or paste)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

* – denotes optional ingredient

Steps
  1. Set oven to 410F.
  2. Cook quinoa according to instructions on the package. Set aside two cups of cooked quinoa and allow it to cool to room temperature.
  3. Add raw shrimp to a high-powered blender or food processor. Pulse blend until you create a sticky shrimp paste or mince.
  4. Add shrimp to a bowl, then add the ingredients for the filling. Mix thoroughly using your hands.
  5. Form small golf ball-sized balls of the shrimp mixture, then slightly flatten to create a miniature cake. Repeat until all the shrimp is used, then set the cakes aside.
  6. Beat eggs together in a bowl. In another bowl, add almond flour.
  7. Lightly dust each miniature cake in the almond flour and then dip in the egg. Lastly, dip the cake in the cooked and cooled quinoa.
  8. Place the coated shrimp cake on a baking sheet. Repeat for remaining cakes.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of your cakes. The quinoa should be crunchy, crispy on the outside.
  10. Bonus: Mix reduced-fat (Sir Kensington) mayonnaise or Greek yogurt with Sriracha, fresh lemon and parsley to create a delicious sauce.

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 shrimp cakes

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Calories
168
Protein
18g
Fat
6g
Carbs
15g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
<1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.