This Shrimp Balls recipe I am sharing is similar to my popular Crawfish Balls recipe. I recently concocted this recipe after many of my readers asked if shrimp could be used instead of crawfish. My family tested the Shrimp Balls and agreed that they are just as delicious as the Crawfish Balls. I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe.
How to Make the Shrimp Balls
To make the delicious and spicy cajun Shrimp Balls first you’ll need to cook the shrimp. Second, chop the vegetables using a food processor. Drain any liquid. Next, add the shrimp to the food processor chopping them into small chunky pieces. Make sure to drain all the liquid once the shrimp are chopped.
Third, pour the shrimp mixture into a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix the ingredients with clean hands. Fourth, roll the shrimp into round balls. The round balls should be the size of golf balls. Last, roll the balls in flour. And, cook them in cooking oil in a deep fryer. Remove the round balls from the deep fryer and let cool before eating them. I hope you enjoy this delicious Shrimp Ball recipe, it’s a family favorite.
- 1 pound cooked shrimp (thawed)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Louisiana crawfish shrimp & crab boil seasoning (from bag)
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions
- all Purpose flour
- cooking oil
1. In a medium pot on low heat, cook shrimp with one tablespoon butter. Stir in 1 tablespoon of Louisiana crawfish boil mix. Remove shrimp from heat once warmed or if using raw shrimp cook until the shrimp cook thoroughly. Stir in lemon juice, mix well and set aside.
2. Chop onion, garlic, and green onion in food processor or chopper.
3. Using a strainer drain all the liquid from the shrimp, once the liquid is removed then place shrimp in the food processor on top of the chopped vegetables.
4. Chop the shrimp up into pieces be careful not to make the shrimp mushy; they should be chunky.
5. Pour the shrimp mixture into a large mixing bowl, add remaining ingredients. Note: I chopped the parsley with a knife.
6. Mix ingredients well with clean hands or use gloves.
7. Shape shrimp mixture into golf size balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Should make 13-14 balls.
8. Roll balls in flour. I stirred in 1 tablespoon of garlic powder into the flour. Heat cooking oil in deep fryer to 325 degrees. Fry 3-4 balls at a time in deep fryer until brown. Please be careful when cooking with hot oil.
9. Once the shrimp balls are brown, carefully remove them with a slotted spoon and place onto a cookie sheet lined with paper towels. Serve warm and enjoy!
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Cajun
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.