Basil Seafood Patty

This recipe was inspired by Yummy magazine’s Basil Shrimp Cake (link here). But I added a bit more basil since I barely tasted the basil in the original recipe and substituted half of the shrimp for crabstick since I didn’t have enough shrimp at home (haha).

This is an excellent appetizer.

Ingredients:

1 cup shrimp, deveined, peeled and chopped
1 cup crabstick, chopped finely
½ cup onions, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fish sauce
3 slices of bread, torn to pieces
3-4 tablespoons basil, chopped
2 tablespoons, yellow bell pepper, cubed
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons flour

½-1 cup breadcrumbs
½ cup flour
1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
salt
black pepper
lemon zest

Mix shrimp, crabstick, onions, garlic, fish sauce, bread, basil, bell pepper and flour in a bowl. Add about half the egg. The mixture should not be too soggy or it will be hard to form. If the mixture is already wet enough, don’t add the remaining egg.

The torn bread.

The torn bread.

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Mix and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare three separate bowls for the breadcrumbs, flour and egg (if the previous egg was not used completely, you can use that remaining egg here).

Take out the batter from the refrigerator. Using a spoon, scoop a small portion into your hands and shape into a small ball. Press down lightly so it forms into a patty shape.

Dredge this batter with flour, dip into the egg (make sure that the patty is completely covered) then coat with bread crumbs. Set aside.bsp7

Repeat the process for the remaining batter.

Heat oil in a pan. Deep fry patties.

Ignore the potatoes :)

Ignore the potatoes :)

Prepare the sauce. Mix the chilli sauce, mayonnaise, salt, black pepper and lemon zest. You can squeeze the lemon over the sauce a little bit just so there is a hint of lemony taste.

Serve hot.

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In summary:

Ingredients:

1 cup shrimp, deveined, peeled and chopped
1 cup crabstick, chopped finely
½ cup onions, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fish sauce
3 slices of bread, torn to pieces
3-4 tablespoons basil, chopped
2 tablespoons, yellow bell pepper, cubed
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons flour

½-1 cup breadcrumbs
½ cup flour
1 egg, beaten

2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
salt
black pepper
lemon zest

  1. Mix shrimp, crabstick, onions, garlic, fish sauce, bread, basil, bell pepper and flour in a bowl. Add about half the egg. The mixture should not be too soggy or it will be hard to form. If the mixture is already wet enough, don’t add the remaining egg.
  2. Mix and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare three separate bowls for the breadcrumbs, flour and egg (if the previous egg was not used completely, you can use that remaining egg here).
  4. Take out the batter from the refrigerator. Using a spoon, scoop a small portion into your hands and shape into a small ball. Press down lightly so it forms into a patty shape.
  5. Dredge this batter with flour, dip into the egg (make sure that the patty is completely covered) then coat with bread crumbs. Set aside.
  6. Repeat the process for the remaining batter.
  7. Heat oil in a pan. Deep fry patties.
  8. Prepare the sauce. Mix the chilli sauce, mayonnaise, salt, black pepper and lemon zest. You can squeeze the lemon over the sauce a little bit just so there is a hint of lemony taste.
  9. Serve hot.
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