shrimp balls on a platter with aioli

Sesame Shrimp Balls

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x

A baked, crispy shrimp appetizer that’s heavy on flavor and light on calories!



  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 scallions, chopped (green part and half of the white)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • Roasted Garlic Aioli


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Make sure your oven is really clean before cranking it up!
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the shrimp bites into a food processor. Pulse 3 or 4 times until well mixed but still slightly chunky.
  3. Mix the panko and sesame seeds together in a bowl.
  4. Roll the shrimp mixture into balls the size of golf balls then roll into the panko/sesame mixture until totally coated.
  5. Place on a baking sheet and repeat with the remaining shrimp mixture until you have about 24 shrimp bites.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until the centers are firm and cooked through.
  7. While the shrimp bites are baking mix together the ingredients for the lemon aioli.
  8. Serve the shrimp bites with the lemon aioli on the side for dipping.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American