For the sauce:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the red pepper, onion, vinegar, water, sugar and salt. Simmer until the liquid is reduced to half. Let cool, transfer to a blender and puree. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and stir to combine. Set aside.
For the cakes:
Add the oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and pepper and saute until soft. Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp turns pink. Let it cool, then add the remaining ingredients and mix gently. Do not over mix. Form the mixture into 8-ounce balls, then flatten them into patties.
Heat the grill or griddle to high.
Grill the patties on both sides until heated through. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with the red pepper sauce.
This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.
Recipe courtesy of Chip and Kim Kirchner, owners of Santa Cruz Diner in Santa Cruz, CA.