Zucchini Pocket Shrimp Recipe

For a delightful twist on traditional seafood dishes, let’s create a delectable meal where tender shrimp is encased in a zucchini wrapper, merging the concept of the Zucchini Pocket Shrimp Pancake into an innovative dish. This reinterpretation leads us to “Shrimp Wrapped in Zucchini,” which promises a unique taste experience with every bite. Here’s how to bring this culinary creation to life:

Shrimp Wrapped in Zucchini


  • 1 medium zucchini, grated – for the zucchini wrapper
  • 1 cup shrimp, cooked and chopped – the succulent filling
  • 2 eggs – to bind the filling
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour – helps in forming a sturdy filling
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – adds a salty, umami flavor
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley – for freshness
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced – for a flavor kick
  • Salt and pepper to taste – essential seasonings
  • Olive oil for cooking – ensures a crispy finish
  • For serving (optional):
    • Greek yogurt or sour cream – for a creamy contrast
    • Chopped green onions or chives – for garnish and a burst of flavor


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • In a large bowl, combine the chopped shrimp, 1 beaten egg (reserve the second egg for later), flour, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, minced garlic, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until the ingredients are fully integrated and form a cohesive mixture.
  2. Form the Zucchini Wrappers:
    • Place the grated zucchini in a clean kitchen towel or cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. This is crucial for achieving a firm texture that can wrap around the shrimp filling effectively.
    • In a separate bowl, mix the drained zucchini with the remaining beaten egg, adding a pinch of salt and pepper. This mixture will serve as the outer layer for our shrimp wraps.
  3. Assemble the Wraps:
    • Take a portion of the zucchini mixture and spread it out on a flat surface into a thin layer roughly the size of a small tortilla. Place a spoonful of the shrimp filling in the center.
    • Carefully fold the zucchini around the shrimp filling, forming a wrap or pocket. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Cook:
    • Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, place the zucchini wraps in the skillet, seam-side down first, to seal. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until the zucchini is golden and crispy, and the filling is heated through.
  5. Serve:
    • Serve the Shrimp Wrapped in Zucchini hot, accompanied by a side of Greek yogurt or sour cream for dipping. Garnish with chopped green onions or chives for an extra touch of flavor and color.

Enjoy your creative and delicious Shrimp Wrapped in Zucchini, a dish that promises a symphony of flavors and textures, from the crispy, tender zucchini to the moist, flavorful shrimp filling. It’s a perfect option for a light, yet satisfying meal.