Spicy Shrimp Balls
Easy to make Spicy Shrimp Balls
Recently I had a plethora of frozen shrimp that needed to be used, so I put on my creative chefs hat and decided that I would experiment with the shrimp in the form of Spicy Shrimp Balls. With my new camera in hand and with the contents of my fridge and pantry at my mercy, I set out on a culinary experiment into the unknown.
Here's what happened!
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: Variable Baking 40 mins Frying 25 mins
Serves: 16 Medium sized Shrimp Balls
- 600 grams of cooked shrimp
- Handful of olives
- 2 eggs
- Tablespoon of English mustard
- Tablespoon of Hot Paprika
- A good splash of Olive Oil
- Healthy dash of Pepper
- Pinch of Salt
- Make sure the shrimps are drained
- Put the eggs, olive oil and olives in the blender
- Put the shrimps in bit by bit to ensure that the blender copes (my first mistake was to put everything in at once. There isn't enough liquid in this recipe to do that.)
- Roll the mixture in to balls of whatever size you want. I like them largish. This will make 16.
- Place the balls in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Once they are cold, take them out of the fridge and they are ready to cook.
- Put enough olive oil in a fry-pan to cover it. On a medium heat brown the outside of the shrimp balls till they are golden.
- In a preheated oven set to 190c, place the shrimp balls in a pan covered with a splash of olive oil. Turn (or roll) once during a 25 minute cooking period. The balls should be a golden brown on the outside.
To Spice or Not to Spice?
Are you a fan of spicy food?
Great Shrimp Dishes
Because you don't only want to make Shrimp Balls!
How did they Taste?
Well, considering how easy these shrimp balls were to make, I have to say they were delicious. With the ingredients used above you will find these shrimp balls have a nice little kick to them which is perfect when combined with a salad.
Surprisingly the baked shrimp balls had a greater spice kick than the fried version, but cooked either way they were soft and full of flavour with all the ingredients contributing to a taste sensation.
The one ingredient I would have added if it had been in my pantry would have been the juice of a lemon.
For a first time, non recipe dish, I have to humbly give them a 5/5 yum rating!
Frying Shrimp Balls
Making Salad Preparation Even Easier
I have a friend who has one of these and she swears by it. Her salads are always so neat and professional looking. Something that you can never accuse mine of being. Oh and what is that old saying? You start eating with your eyes. If I'm a good boy this year maybe I'll get one in the stocking!
Spicy Shrimp Ball Salad
Spicy Shrimp Ball Salad Ingredients
You can use anything in this salad, but the ingredients of the one pictured are as follows:
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Small Cocktail Onions
Grated Raw Ginger
and finally a Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar and some ground Black Pepper.
Of course you can add or take away anything in your salad, but the one above is nice and healthy and the cooling of the tomato and cottage cheese works well against the heat of the shrimp balls.