Tonight, "Idol" moves on to the auditions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "Of course for Baton Rouge I had to do something Cajun, so I decided to do a simple and snacky version of a shrimp cake with spicy remoulade sauce for dipping," says Sarah. Enjoy!
Cajun Shrimp Bites
▪ 1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp
▪ 3 tbsp red bell pepper, chopped
▪ 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
▪ 1 tbsp jalapeño, chopped
▪ 1 egg
▪ 1 tsp hot sauce
▪ 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
▪ 1 tbsp Creole mustard
▪ 1/4 tsp kosher salt
▪ 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
▪ 1 cup panko bread crumbs
▪ 2-3 tbsp canola oil
▪ remoulade sauce for dipping
Blend the shrimp in a food processor until smooth. Add the red bell pepper and remaining nine ingredients through the panko. Blend until well-combined.
Using an ice cream scoop, form 12 small balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Put in the fridge until the flavors have combined, around 30-45 minutes.
Heat the canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet and add the shrimp bites. Sauté on each side until nice and golden-brown. Remove and serve with a side of spicy remoulade sauce.
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