ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Spicy Shrimp Balls

Updated on September 22, 2014

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!

Perfect Blenders for Perfect Shrimp Balls

Hamilton Beach (58149) Blender with Glass Jar For Shakes & Smoothies, Multi function, Electric, Includes Chopper Attachment
Hamilton Beach (58149) Blender with Glass Jar For Shakes & Smoothies, Multi function, Electric, Includes Chopper Attachment

A great basic blender to make the perfect margarita or even better, 'Spicy Shrimp Balls'. And at a great price!

 
Ninja 400-Watt Blender/Food Processor for Frozen Blending, Chopping and Food Prep with 48-Ounce Pitcher and 16-Ounce Chopper Bowl (QB900B), Silver
Ninja 400-Watt Blender/Food Processor for Frozen Blending, Chopping and Food Prep with 48-Ounce Pitcher and 16-Ounce Chopper Bowl (QB900B), Silver

I have heard nothing but rave reviews about this blender. It lives up to its ninja heritage that's for sure, slicing and dicing everything you can throw at it.

 
Shrimp ball ingredients
Shrimp ball ingredients

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: Variable Baking 40 mins Frying 25 mins

Serves: 16 Medium sized Shrimp Balls

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Make sure the shrimps are drained
  2. Put the eggs, olive oil and olives in the blender
  3. 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.)
  4. Roll the mixture in to balls of whatever size you want. I like them largish. This will make 16.
  5. Place the balls in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Once they are cold, take them out of the fridge and they are ready to cook.
  7. Frying
  8. 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.
  9. Baked
  10. 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.
5 stars from 1 rating of How to make My Spicy Shrimp Balls

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!

frying shrimp balls
frying 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

Prepworks by Progressive Food Prep Machine
Prepworks by Progressive Food Prep Machine

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
Spicy Shrimp Ball Salad
spicy shrimp ball salad
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:

Olives

Diced Cabbage

Grated Carrot

Cucumber

Tomato

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.

Bon Appetite!

A Step by Step Journey - My Spicy Shrimp Balls in Pictures

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Shrimps being drainedAll the ingredients ready to go.Get your liquids in the blender first and put the shrimp in bit by bit. Don't do what I did here.Once blended they are ready to be made into shrimp balls!Place the shrimp balls in the fridge for 30 minutes to help them stay together during the cooking process.Shallow frying the shrimp balls in some olive oil.Baking shrimp balls in the oven at 190c (370F) for 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.Fried shrimp balls and light salad as an entree.Baked shrimp balls and salad as a healthy dinner feast.
Shrimps being drained
Shrimps being drained
All the ingredients ready to go.
All the ingredients ready to go.
Get your liquids in the blender first and put the shrimp in bit by bit. Don't do what I did here.
Get your liquids in the blender first and put the shrimp in bit by bit. Don't do what I did here.
Once blended they are ready to be made into shrimp balls!
Once blended they are ready to be made into shrimp balls!
Place the shrimp balls in the fridge for 30 minutes to help them stay together during the cooking process.
Place the shrimp balls in the fridge for 30 minutes to help them stay together during the cooking process.
Shallow frying the shrimp balls in some olive oil.
Shallow frying the shrimp balls in some olive oil.
Baking shrimp balls in the oven at 190c (370F) for 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Baking shrimp balls in the oven at 190c (370F) for 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Fried shrimp balls and light salad as an entree.
Fried shrimp balls and light salad as an entree.
Baked shrimp balls and salad as a healthy dinner feast.
Baked shrimp balls and salad as a healthy dinner feast.

My Spicy Shrimp Balls Secret Ingredient

My Spicy Shrimp Balls Secret Ingredient
My Spicy Shrimp Balls Secret Ingredient

What was your last culinary experiment?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love shrimp recipes! Yours certainly looks yummy!

    • profile image

      LadyDuck 

      5 years ago

      They look really good, I am going to try your recipe :D

    • JenwithMisty profile image

      Jen withFlash 

      5 years ago

      They look yummy!

    • tedwritesstuff24 profile imageAUTHOR

      TedWritesStuff 

      5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: For you...always ;-)

    • nick-gondoras profile image

      nick-gondoras 

      5 years ago

      Working with olive oil right now

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      May I please have a sample?

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 

      5 years ago

      May I please have a sample?

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)