Shrimp Recipes

Virgil’s Shrimp Cakes

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Submitted by: Virgil Versaggi, Florida

Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 2 long green onions (finely chopped)
  • 10-12 springs fresh parsley (finely chopped)
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 fresh cayenne pepper; two, if you’re brave! (finely chopped)
  • 2 lbs. raw Wild Caught Shrimp (clean and cut into 1/4″ pieces)
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. cold water
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • salt to taste


Mix flour, water, and baking powder together in bowl until all lumps disappear. Add the rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly, then chill in refrigerator until firm. Using a tablespoon, drop mixture into 325 degree deep fryer until cakes are fully cooked (approx. 4-5 minutes). Serves 6. Goes will with soy sauce.