Tortillita de Camarones (Shrimp Cakes) Tapas #SundaySupper

Tortillita de Camarones
Welcome to our Sunday Supper Tapas Party! What’s a tapas party? It’s okay to ask, I had no idea either. From my internet research and gently asking friends, I learned a Tapas party has a Spanish flair where appetizers or small plate offerings are served.
I dug a little deeper and found several lists of choices for tapas. Tortillita de Camarones or Shrimp Cakes sounded like something I wanted to try.

These light pancake style shrimp fritters are easy to make and can be served with or without a sauce or just a slice of lemon. I chose to make a simple Blood Orange reduction as my sauce. I boiled 1/2 cup Blood Orange juice with a teaspoon of port wine and a tablespoon of honey until it reduced to a thick glaze.
The only difference in the recipes I found was that some recipes called for eggs, others baking powder and another no leavening. You decide how light you want your shrimp cakes.
Serve these shrimp cakes with olives and sangria for a true Spanish style tapa party!

Tortillita de Camarones (Shrimp Cakes) Tapas #SundaySupper
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  • ½ cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound shrimp, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • olive oil for frying
  1. Whisk together flours, paprika, salt and baking powder. Slowly add water to form a thin batter similar to a crepe.
  2. Add shrimp, onions and garlic.
  3. Lightly grease a griddle or fry pan with oil. Heat to medium-high as if frying pancakes.
  4. Drop small spoonfuls onto the griddle. Spread into a thin layer if necessary. Fry 1 to 2 minutes per side until shrimp are cooked and cakes are slightly browned.
  5. Drain on a paper towel if necessary.

Here’s what’s on the Sunday Supper Tapas Table:

Stuffed Green Queen Olives with Garlic Infused Olive Oil from MarocMama
Cheesy, Tortellini Tapas & Spicy Bacon Ranch Dip from Daily Dish Recipes
Black-Eyed Pea Cowboy Caviar from Shockingly Delicious
Goan Beef Croquettes from Masala Herb
Giardiniera Salad from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Bacon Wrapped Calamari from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Patatas Bravas from Supper for a Steal
Caramelized Onion & Gruyere Bites from The Foodie Army Wife
Agave Truffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc
Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Tomato Bread from girlichef
Clams in Green Sauce (Almejas en Salsa Verde) from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Roasted Tomato-Basil Flatbread from Take A Bite Out of Boca
Herb and Citrus Marinated Olives from Magnolia Days
Smoky Paprika Peppers from Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Balsamic Raspberries with Mascarpone Cream from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Gambas al Ajillo from Manu’s Menu
Squid in Garlic Chili Olive Oil from Food Lust People Love
Tortilla Española from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Croquetas de Pollo from Cookin’ Mimi
Low-Carb Salmon Croquettes from Yours And Mine Are Ours
Bruschetta Topping from What Smells So Good?
Herb Roasted Almonds from Curious Cuisiniere
Artichoke Heart and Manchego Spread on Fried Garlic Bread from The Wimpy Vegetarian
Tortillita de Camarones from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Patatas A La Riojana (Rioja-Style Potato & Chorizo Stew) from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Gambas al Ajillo y Clementina (Shrimp with Garlic and Clementines) from FoodieTots
Tortillas De Papa y Atun (Tuna and Potatoes Tortilla) from Basic N Delicious
Pocky Cake Pops from
Chorizo Filled Dates Wrapped in Bacon from I Run For Wine
Manchego-Stuffed Spanish Meatballs from The Weekend Gourmet
Roast Onions with Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts from Healthy. Delicious.
Shrimp and Chorizo Tapas from The Texan New Yorker
Blueberry and Lemon Yogurt Quesada from In The Kitchen With KP
Chorizo with Spicy Sweet Potato Tapas from Soni’s Food
Chorizo and Manchego Toast Tapas from Family Foodie
Roasted Bone Marrow with Citrus Salad from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Mushroom Chevre Crostini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Serrano Ham and Manchego Croquetas with Smoked Pimenton Aioli from My Other City By The Bay
Krab Filled Avocado Tapas from from Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
Polenta Crostini Bites with Caramelized Mushrooms: Cicchetti – A Venetian Tapas Tradition from La Bella Vita Cucina
Martin Redmond is here to give you the perfect recommendations for our Tapas Party: Best Wines To Pair With Tapas from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog.

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47 Responses to Tortillita de Camarones (Shrimp Cakes) Tapas #SundaySupper

  1. Very intriguing and tempting Cindy! Your shrimp cake reminds me of Japanese okonomiyaki which I love! Thank you for sharing the recipe =)

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  10. I’m going to look for chickapea powder this week! Your little cakes look great and I love that have added shrimp!
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  12. What a great recipe, I love fritters :)
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  20. I am always on the lookout for new shrimp recipes…love these little bites!!
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  22. How neat! Never heard of these before but they sound awesome
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  23. Spanish shrimp are really delicious and amazing. I’ve used chickpea flour several times lately and really love it – what a great recipe to incorporate both.
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  24. Your recipe looks great Cindy! Thanks for sharing!
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  25. What a fun and unique recipe! This is a perfect Tapas!
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  26. Shaina says:

    Yum! These little cakes look too good to resist
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  27. Those look feather-light and delectable!
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  28. Love trying something new and different. Pinning for later.
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  30. Manu says:

    Yum! I make something similar with whitebait! Sounds scrumptious!

  31. These look great – and I’m always looking for ways to use my chickpea flour. I love this! Pinning!!
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  34. How nice! I am in love with your recipe and I haven’t even had the chance to try your shrimp cakes yet. I like the addition of chickpea flour, makes it so healthy at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

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  36. Liz says:

    Your shrimp cakes look terrific! I really want to attend this party where all these tapas are served!

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  38. Soni says:

    What amazing flavors going on Cindy! I absolutely love your dish and that sauce sounds fantastic! On my list of ‘to try’!!
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