Right after the New Year’s Day celebrations, our stores will place Snow crab legs, Alaskan crab legs, lobsters, and shrimp-crab platters on sale.


The shrimp-crab platters are probably the best deal because they will spoil soon being in the refrigerated section.

So, I had the idea of buying one of these shrimp-crab platters and repurposing it into shrimp-crab patties/ cakes.

I had initially wanted shrimp patties, but I found out I did not have enough shrimp on this plate. And so, I combined the two.

I followed the Food Network's recipe for Shrimp burgers with Old Bay Mayo by Katie Lee Biegel.

Except I changed the recipe a bit.

I coarsely chopped up half of my cooked shrimp and imitation crab and set aside.

I then took the rest of the imitation crab and cooked shrimp and placed it in my food processor.

I added dried breadcrumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs. I do not care for the texture of the panko crumbs in my patties/burgers.

I added all the rest of the ingredients, except the green onion into the food processor. (Note, for best flavor, use freshly squeezed lemon juice.) I blended the ingredients in food processer, so they were pretty mixed and mushed.

I took this out of food processor and added the chopped green onions and the chopped shrimp and crab.

I mixed them.

I formed patties. I made smaller patties/ it made 9 patties. I then placed each patty into panko breadcrumbs, covering both sides.

I fried 4 patties at a time in a heavy skillet with Olive oil.

I browned each side. 

I then cooled them off in the refrigerator. 

I wanted to freeze them for future use, so I placed patties on a cookie sheet in a single layer.

I placed them in the freezer to freeze. After a few hours, I took the patties out and placed them in single layer in a gallon freezer bag.

When I want to use them, I will take them out and bake them probably at a 400-f degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until hot inside. (Do not over bake, the fish will toughen. Remember, the fish is already cooked.)

Update, I baked my patties. They turned out really good. The Old Bay mayo really added. I give this recipe 5 stars! ;)

Tip- After Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Christmas look for molded chocolates on sale. Bring them home, chop them up and use as chips in cookies. Or try melting chocolate and use in another recipe.

By Cynthia Bergsbaken, January 14, 2024. 

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