For the shrimp balls: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine all the shrimp ball ingredients in a large bowl, except the panko breadcrumbs. Stir to thoroughly combine. Working in 3 batches, pulse
the mix in a food processor
until it becomes a coarse paste. Transfer each batch to a bowl. Do not overcrowd the processor bowl. When all the shrimp has been pulsed and transferred to a bowl, stir in the panko breadcrumbs until thoroughly combined.
Working with wet hands, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place the shrimp balls on a sheet tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
For the dipping sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk
together to combine.
To serve: Remove the shrimp
balls from the oven. Serve warm on toothpicks or skewers with the dipping sauce on the side.