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Air Fryer Shrimp Patties with Avocado and Corn Salsa - A Crispy Delight

Get ready to experience a delightful and crispy treat with these Air Fryer Shrimp Patties served alongside an irresistible Avocado and Corn Salsa. These patties are a crowd-pleaser, and when prepared in the air fryer, they achieve the perfect crispy texture while staying deliciously moist on the inside. With an array of fresh ingredients, these shrimp patties are a fantastic addition to your culinary repertoire. Let's dive into this easy-to-follow recipe!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Equipment You'll Need:

  1. Food Processor (recommended): A food processor is essential for chopping the shrimps into smaller pieces, a crucial step in preparing the shrimp patties.

  2. Skillet: You'll need a skillet to sauté the red bell pepper and garlic, which adds a rich flavor to the shrimp patties.

  3. Air Fryer: An air fryer is the star of this recipe, providing the perfect cooking method to achieve crispy shrimp patties with minimal oil.

  4. Mixing Bowl: A mixing bowl is used to combine the sautéed bell pepper mixture, chopped shrimp, and other patty ingredients.

  5. Small Bowl: You'll need a small bowl to prepare the avocado and corn salsa by combining the salsa ingredients.

  6. Spatula: A spatula comes in handy for flipping the shrimp patties in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Shrimp Patties with slices of lime and cilantro
Air Fryer Shrimp Patties

Nutrition Information (per serving): Creates 4 patties

  • Calories: 424

  • Protein: 30g

  • Fats: 22g

  • Carbs: 30g

  • Fiber: 5g

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Your List of Ingredients - Serves 2

For the Avocado and Corn Salsa:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled & cubed

  • 5.3 oz. (150g) corn, cooked

  • 4 tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 4 tbsp. red onion, finely chopped

  • ½ small jalapeño, seeded & finely chopped

  • ½ lime, juice freshly squeezed

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve

For the Shrimp Patties:

  • 1 lb. (450g) shrimps, peeled & deveined, tail removed

  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil

  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

  • ½ red onion, finely chopped

  • 4 tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • ½ small jalapeño, seeded & finely chopped

  • 4 oz. (115g) panko breadcrumbs, divided

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise

  • 1½ tsp. hot pepper sauce, or to taste

  • 1 tbsp. lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • ½ tsp. sugar

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Step 1: Prepare the Shrimp Patties

  • In a food processor, add the shrimp and pulse to chop them into smaller pieces. Transfer the chopped shrimp to a mixing bowl and set aside.

Step 2: Sauté the Bell Pepper and Garlic

  • Heat 1 tbsp. of avocado oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  • Add the finely chopped red bell pepper and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Add the finely chopped garlic and sauté for an additional minute.

  • Turn off the heat and set the bell pepper mixture aside to cool.

Step 3: Preheat the Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Step 4: Prepare the Shrimp Patties

  • Combine the cooled bell pepper mixture with the chopped shrimp in the mixing bowl.

  • Add the remaining shrimp patty ingredients to the bowl and mix until well combined.

Step 5: Shape and Coat the Patties

  • Form the mixture into 4 evenly-sized shrimp patties using your hands.

  • Coat each patty with panko breadcrumbs, ensuring they're evenly covered.

Step 6: Air Fry the Shrimp Patties

  • Place the shrimp patties inside the air fryer basket, making sure not to overcrowd it.

  • Cook the shrimp patties in the air fryer for 10 minutes, flipping them once halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.

Step 7: Make the Avocado and Corn Salsa

  • While the patties are cooking, prepare the avocado and corn salsa by combining all the salsa ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until well combined.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy

  • Serve the crispy shrimp patties with the avocado and corn salsa on the side, and don't forget to provide fresh lime wedges for that extra zing!


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