Recipe courtesy of Cheri Nichols

Crabby Grit n' Shrimp Cakes with Luscious Lemon Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 45 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 tablespoons vegetable oil

3 tablespoons butter

1 rib celery, chopped

1/4 cup chopped red onion

3 green onions, thinly sliced

3 tablespoons chopped green pepper

2 tablespoons seasoning salt

1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed

2 tablespoons vermouth

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 cup cooked grits

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 eggs, beaten

4 ounces crabmeat

All-purpose flour, for dredging

Luscious Lemon Sauce, recipe follows

Luscious Lemon Sauce:

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. In medium skillet, over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of the vegetable oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter. When the butter is melted, add the celery, red onion, green onion, and green pepper. Sprinkle with seasoning salt while cooking. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 6 minutes.
  2. In medium skillet over medium heat mix shrimp, vermouth, and lemon juice. Cook until shrimp are pink. Once cooked, transfer to a food processor and pulse until shrimp are coarsely chopped.
  3. In a bowl combine grits, vegetable mixture, shrimp mixture, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and mayonnaise. When well blended stir in eggs, and add crabmeat.
  4. On plastic lined cookie sheet drop 1/4 cup of mixture for each patty and flatten gently. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. Once chilled, dredge patties in all-purpose flour. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 tablespoon butter. When the butter is melted, add the patties and cook until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel lined plate. Serve with lemon sauce.

Luscious Lemon Sauce:

  1. Stir all ingredients together.
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