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Express-ive Meals - Lobster and Shrimp Cakes

Posted by Magic of Spice

Lobster and Shrimp Cakes
"A truly destitute man is not one without riches, but the poor wretch who has never partaken of lobster."anonymous 
We are going to put a bit of a twist on the American favorite "Crab Cakes"
Total time 20 minutes or less
Serves 4

What you will need:
1  pound of cooked and peeled shrimp
1/2 pound cooked peeled lobster tail
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cumin ground
3/4 teaspoon red sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cilantro finely chopped
2 teaspoons orange zest
 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup flour

Lets get cooking:
In a food processor, combine shrimp, lobster until coarsely chopped
add  jalapeño, orange zest, salt and pepper
Shape 8 patties and dredge in flour
In a skillet heat oil over medium heat
Cook patties until golden brown on each side 
for about 2 minutes on each side 

Any of these whites would serve to enhance this dish
 Sauvignon Blanc,Riesling or Champagne 
Serve with a spring salad or my favorite fruit and cheese

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