Old Bay Shrimp Cake Sliders
Old Bay takes the place of ordinary salt & pepper in these juicy, flavorful shrimp cakes. It is a classic seafood seasoning made of celery salt (salt, celery seed), spices (including red pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves), and paprika. Originally created in Baltimore, Maryland over 75 years ago it is a classic for a good reason…it truly enhances the flavor of most shellfish, in this instance – shrimp cakes. Fans of Old Bay can read the interesting history here.
A toasty slider bun from the bakery is smeared with creamy mayonnaise then layered with a succulent shrimp cake, crunchy cucumber, tangy pickled red onion, sub-style oil & vinegar slaw, and just a sprinkle more of Old Bay.
We loved this sandwich for its petite size, the balance of textures and flavors and colors, and especially the absolutely delicious shrimp cake recipe. Thinking of using this shrimp cake in an Eggs Benedict dish soon….
Old Bay Shrimp Cake Sliders Recipe
Shrimp Cake Ingredients:
- 1 T. jalapeño, chopped
- 2 T. red onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/4 c. panko breadcrumbs
- 3/4 t. old bay seasoning
- 2+ T. mayonnaise
- 1/2 lb. shrimp (frozen & defrosted & raw) – peeled, deveined, patted dry
Pulse jalapeño, onion, and garlic in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients in the order listed. Pulse to a mixed but somewhat chunky consistency.
Form shrimp mixture into four patties. Chill in refrigerator for one-half hour.
- avocado oil
- slider buns (bakery-quality)
- olive oil
- english cucumber, thinly sliced
- pickled red onion
- angel hair cabbage dressed with red wine vinegar, olive oil, pinch of dried oregano
- old bay seasoning
Sauté patties in a non-stick skillet in avocado oil over medium to medium-high heat until golden-browned on both sides, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. The exterior should be slightly crispy, the interior hot and juicy. Transfer to paper towels.
Meanwhile, brush cut side of slider buns lightly with olive oil and toast in a toaster oven. Spread mayonnaise on the toasted buns. Place a shrimp cake on bottom bun, layer with cucumber slices and pickled red onion. Finish with cabbage and a dash of Old Bay. Place top bun over the cabbage.
Recipe can be doubled.
Potato chips make a great accompaniment. So does beer.
More Shrimp Recipes
Alaska Spot Shrimp, Saffron Pea Risotto here
Bay Shrimp Ceviche, Baja-Style here
Saffron Lemon Shrimp with Bucatini here
Shrimp and Grits with Chorizo here