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Peppered Papaya and Shrimp Patties
4 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, chopped small
red pepper, chopped small
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 - 2 jalapeno pepper(s), chopped fine

2 Florida eggs
1 pound Florida shrimp, pureed
Peppered Papaya and Shrimp Patties
3 - 4 cups breadcrumbs
1 Florida papaya, peeled , seeded, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons Florida lime juice
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 tbsp. fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
cup flour

Step One
Saute onion, red pepper, garlic and jalapeno in 2 tablespoons of butter.
Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Step Two
In a bowl, mix together eggs, onion mixture, shrimp and next six
ingredients. Form mixture into patties, approximately 3 inches across and 1
inch thick. Put flour on plate and lightly coat patties with flour.

Step Three
Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet and fry patties over medium
heat 3 - 4 minutes on each side, or until golden and crispy. Serve hot.

Yield: approximately 15 cakes

Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida, Inc. / 18710 S. W. 288 Street, Homestead, Florida  33030