Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Seafood Cakes with Creme Fraiche Dipping Sauce

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 32 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: about 1 dozen appetizers
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Seafood cakes:

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 pound bay scallops

1/2 pound 31 to 40 size shrimp, deveined and tails removed

1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley leaves

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 lemon, zest finely grated

1 fresh mango, peeled, cut away from the pit and diced

1/2 cup mayonnaise (or more as needed to bind patties)

1/4 cup Parmesan

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more as needed

Dipping sauce:

4 ounces creme fraiche

4 ounces sour cream

Directions

  1. Add the butter, raw scallops and shrimp to a food processor with parsley, bread crumbs, garlic powder, and lemon zest, and pulse to chop coarsely. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add mango, mayonnaise and Parmesan. (If necessary, add more mayonnaise to bind patties.) Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Form into 2-inch patties.
  2. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat and sear both sides of the seafood cakes, until golden brown. Leave each side undisturbed for about 2 minutes to allow the surface of the patty to set up and therefore avoid breakage.
  3. Serve with a dipping sauce made of the creme fraiche and sour cream which has been whisked together.

Choose a topic to find related recipes.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.