The recipe calls for kaffir lime powder, a common ingredient in Thai and Asian cooking (where both the leaves and the fruit itself are used) which you can find in Asian supermarkets or some health food stores.
However, don’t despair if you can’t find kaffir limes in your area (also known as kieffer limes). The grated zest of 2 standard limes (or the zest of fresh kaffir limes) may be easily substituted instead of the kaffir lime powder.
Please see the photo below to help you identify this versatile fruit on your next culinary expedition. (As you can see, kaffir limes are quite a bit more textured and “knobbier” looking than the limes you may usually buy).
3/4 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined and finely chopped
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons coconut milk (or heavy cream)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon kaffir lime powder (or the grated zest from two limes)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
1-2/3 cups panko crumbs
1 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
Vegetable oil for shallow frying
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(Photo Credit: Fresh Kaffir Limes by Vilseskogen on Flickr.)