Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp

Grilled shrimp & aioli on a golden vegetable fritter makes Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp a classy Farm to Table appetizer or entrée.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #FallFlavors Week. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of these recipes. All opinions are mine. Grilled shrimp & aioli on a golden vegetable fritter makes Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp a classy Farm to Table appetizer or entrée.

Recently I saw the picture of these Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp in a local “Edible” magazine and I was captivated. It practically shouted let’s make Farm to Table gourmet.

Grilled shrimp & aioli on a golden vegetable fritter makes Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp a classy Farm to Table appetizer or entrée.I wasn’t actually surprised since I knew who the author was. A chef and former restauranteur, we used to frequent her place for its consistently fabulous food.  

Now one thing I especially loved, was how the recipe was flexible on the vegetables you used. That’s perfect for fall, when sometimes you don’t know which veggie is going to produce insane quantities. Or for when you get a harvest box from Melissa’s Produce, like I did for Fall Flavors Week.

I had heard of Melissa’s before but didn’t know that the LA based company is the largest distributor of specialty produce in the United States. I also learned that Melissa’s Produce (seasonally) carries “exotic” items like passion fruit and kumquats that could make this Wisconsin winter a whole lot nicer! And the box was just the push I needed to try this recipe–check the giveaway below for a chance to win a box of your own and other great prizes!

The Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp were also a perfect “eat your 5 a day” food. Do you count your five? When my kids were young, I used to make them name their 2 servings of fruit and 3 vegetables before they could have dessert! Missing a veggie? Well there are carrot sticks in the ‘fridge, honey.

Today I used sweet potatoes and potatoes from the box along with some local zucchini and onion in my fritters. And I have to tell you that the egg/flour combination for “fritter glue” worked much better than the breadcrumbs I had previously used.

I decided to top the fritters with a dollop of lime cilantro aioli instead of the lemon yogurt in the original. I had bought the jar when shopping for specialty foods, though I actually prefer my homemade aioli.

Rather than do one per person as an appetizer my husband and I split that batch of six, doubled the shrimp and called it dinner.  It’s the most fun dinner I’ve had in awhile and healthy too!  Gotta love a recipe that’s versatile!  Grilled shrimp & aioli on a golden vegetable fritter makes Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp a classy Farm to Table appetizer or entrée.

This dish worked so well that I’ve done vegetable fritters a few times since, though not always with shrimp. Pretty sure it’s going to be a winter staple this year!

Grilled shrimp & aioli on a golden vegetable fritter makes Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp a classy Farm to Table appetizer or entrée.

Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Grilled shrimp & aioli on a golden vegetable fritter makes Harvest Vegetable Fritters with Shrimp a classy Farm to Table appetizer or entrée.

Ingredients

Fritters:

  • ½ cup flour
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups grated vegetables of your choice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
  • ¼ cup corn kernels
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoons oil for frying

Aioli:

  • 2 Tablespoons aioli (or mayonnaise mixed with garlic and onion powder)

Grilled Shrimp:

  • 6 shrimp
  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried herbs of your choice
  • Salt, pepper

Instructions

To prepare the fritters, in a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and herbs.

Squeeze out some of the water from the grated vegetables by putting into an old towel (this may stain) or clean rag, closing together the ends and twisting to squeeze. Add the vegetables, parsley and corn to the flour mixture and toss to coat. Add the beaten egg and stir until well-mixed.

Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in a medium hot sautee pan. Form fritter mixture into six patties and fry until golden on the first side. Turn the fritters over, reduce the heat and cover the pan to finish cooking.

While the fritters finish cooking, prepare the shrimp. Brush shelled shrimp with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper. Cook in grill pan or sautee pan on both sides until pink and cooked through, a couple minutes per side.

When everything is done cooking, assemble. Top each fritter with a rounded teaspoon of aioli and set a shrimp on top, tail up. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 292mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

Nutrition data accuracy may vary with product selection, calculator accuracy, etc. Consult a professional for the best information.

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