Low-carb shrimp fritters

Low-carb shrimp fritters

Light and fluffy shrimp fritters spiced to perfection with ginger and red curry. An ideal appetizer to serve when you have guests, these fritters are so tasty and they look gorgeous against the colorful cabbage leaves. Almost too pretty to eat... Almost!

Low-carb shrimp fritters

Light and fluffy shrimp fritters spiced to perfection with ginger and red curry. An ideal appetizer to serve when you have guests, these fritters are so tasty and they look gorgeous against the colorful cabbage leaves. Almost too pretty to eat... Almost!
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6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 9 oz. 250 g jumbo shrimp, peeled
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 1 1 fresh ginger (0.5-inch / 12-mm)
  • ¼ cup 60 ml fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • 2 2 scallionscallions
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 1 egg whiteegg whites
  • 1 1 red cabbage, the trimmed outer leaves
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Peel the shrimp, devein if necessary and chop very finely.
  2. Mince the garlic. Peel and mince the ginger. Slice the basil and scallions thinly.
  3. In a bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, basil, scallions and curry paste. Whisk in the egg white lightly.
  4. Stir the shrimp into the curry paste mixture.
  5. Heat a few tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Use a tablespoon to drop mounds of the shrimp mixture (which should be somewhat liquid) into the oil and fry, turning once, until the fritters are lightly browned and the shrimp is cooked through. If you cut into a fritter, any visible shrimp should be pink.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the fritters to a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Repeat until you have used all the shrimp mixture, adding more oil as needed.
  7. Arrange the cabbage leaves on a serving plate. Spear the fritters with toothpicks, place on the cabbage leaves, and serve.

Tip!

The outer leaves of red cabbage have an unbelievably pretty color—somewhere between green, purple, and wine-red. Unfortunately, in many supermarkets, the outer leaves of red cabbage are removed before they arrive on the shelves. Your local farmers' market is a good place to look for whole cabbages. Select the most vibrantly colored leaves and trim them into circles, just larger than the fritters.

About the recipe

This recipe is part of a collaboration with Pascale Naessens and comes from her book "Pure & Simple"

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7 comments

  1. Lucy
    Why are these so high in carbs? Doesn't seem like the individual ingredients
    have that many carbs to get 9 per serving...
  2. Maureen
    Exactly my tboughts as well. Are they using a curry paste with sugar?
  3. Pauline
    I tried to make them tonight, tasted great, but did not bind & stick in fritter shape, feel ther is something missed on recipe, maybe some sort of flour
  4. Maureen
    That would make sense why the carbs seem off. I bet a flour is missing.
  5. Gwen
    Can I use something besides curry paste. I am not found of curry.
  6. Anne
    They fell apart for me too, had to double the amount of egg whites
  7. Wenche
    Fell apart completely & will try a spoon of Phsyllum "Husk" to combine, next time. Anyway where is the high carb here ?

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