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Serendipity Shrimp Cakes

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Course: Appetizer, Dim Sum, Side Dish
Cuisine: Five Spice, Thai
Servings: 4 servings



  • 9 ounces soybean oil
  • 3 ounces sesame oil
  • cups onion (minced)
  • ½ cup garlic (or less - chopped)
  • forks sambal
  • 4 teaspoons lemon peel powder
  • cups cilantro (minced)
  • 4 Tablespoons lemongrass
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar



Make Sauce

  • Heat oil, add onion and garlic and cook until translucent. Don't burn!
  • Add sambal, lemongrass, lemon peel, cilantro. Stir over low heat.
  • Add coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar.
  • Cool before using.

Form Cakes

  • Combine 1+ cup sauce and shrimp dumpling mix. Mix well. Form 2" cakes. Coat with cornstarch. It is presumed these are then fried or steamed.


  • The serving size is just a WAG but you can still adjust the ingredient values easily by changing the number.
  • The amount of dumpling mix is unclear in the instructions - "1 R Shrimp Dumpling Mix."  A "round" doesn't make sense here.  Guidance or guesses appreciated.  
  • It's not clear whether these cakes are fried, steamed, etc.