Shrimp and Tuna Cakes with Avocado Sauce

Torticas de atun y camarones

If you are looking for a quick and simple appetizer that doesn’t look like it was quick and simple, try these delicious shrimp and tuna cakes with avocado sauce on the side.

This is a restaurant quality appetizer that you can make at home really easy with just a few simple ingredients or just serve them as a main dish with a green salad on the side.

Buen provecho!



(8 to 10 cakes)

  • 2 (5oz) cans of tuna
  • 8 cooked shrimp, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Avocado sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/3 cup mayonaisse
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/2 garlic clove


In a medium bowl, place the tuna, shrimp, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, lime juice, bread crumbs, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and mix well. Add the beaten eggs and mix to combine.

Form the mixture into round cakes. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, fry the cakes in the oil, turning once, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side.

To make the avocado Sauce:

Place all the ingredients in a blender a blend until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl. Season to taste.

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  1. says

    Those look so brown, crunchy and delicious, Erica! And the avocado sauce is just perfect! And maybe a squeeze of lemon or lime before dipping!

  2. says

    Love the tuna and ship duo – I bet these are tasty – based on all the recipes you provided this week, I see an entire menu planned that I just have to take advantage of.

  3. says

    You’re killing me with this recipe! they look incredible and the shrimps just sticking out, wow!! Thank goodness I can get the ingredients for it. I have to have them!!

  4. says

    Oh, now your talking. This is my way of cooking! I love quick and simple that tastes like you worked hard and spent a lot of time on. I am bookmarking this recipe to make for sure! Thanks!

  5. says

    These shrimp and tuna cakes look great–love the avocado sauce–I might also try a tartar type sauce with mayo too. Have a great weekend Erica.

  6. Adriana says

    Made them last night, the cakes and the avocado sauce. It was a success!!! My husband even told me that this should be part of our “menu” next time we have people over :-)

  7. Anonymous says

    We made these yesterday and everyone loved them! This is a delicious party recipe.I followed all the directions and they were perfect.

  8. Kerry M says

    Just found your blog today looking for Mondongo recipes, and have been combing through for hours now. I’d like to try these, but may substitute tuna with crabmeat. Keep up the great work!

  9. Ngoc says


    Just finished eating these patties for dinner and they were amazing! I didn’t have breadcrumb so we substituted with crushed Cheez-it’s. Delicious! Great job!

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