Grilling season is upon us, which means it’s time to start cooking up some amazing burgers! This year, why not shake things up and try out shrimp burgers? They’re a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional beef or turkey burgers. Plus, they’re really easy to make! Keep reading for a step-by-step guide on how to create the perfect shrimp burger.
When it comes to seafood you can’t go wrong with shrimp. It’s affordable and versatile so you don’t feel stuck doing the sample recipe over and over. Here, I blended some shrimp and combined them with panko and eggs for an awesome shrimp burger. Let’s not sleep on the sauce that can literally go on just about anything! I’m pumped for you all to try this, let’s get into it!
- 1 lb Large jumbo shrimp naked and deveined
- 3-4 cloves Smashed garlic
- 2 tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp Coarse kosher salt You can use less if you dont like a lot of salt
- ½ tsp Coarse black pepper
- ¼ cup Chopped scallions
- ½ cup Panko
- 1 Egg beaten
Pineapple Habanero Salsa
- 1 cup Diced pineapple roasted
- ½ Red onion roasted
- ½ Avacado
- 1 cup Cilantro
- ½ Lime juiced
- 1 Habenero pepper seeded
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Coarse kosher salt
- 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
- Start by prepping your shrimp by chopping it down into a mush. Save 1/4 of the shrimps that are roughly chopped.
- Add the mushy shrimp (almost like a paste) into a food processor and toss in 3-4 cloves of smashed garlic. Blend for about a minute, until it’s a smooth paste and then add the rough chopped shrimp. Just blend lightly for 10-15 seconds and place the paste into a large mixing bowl.
- Add scallions, panko and egg in and mix by hand for a few mins. You want it to be a nice thicker paste and then form your shrimp burgers. Make sure you form your burgers the size you want because you are not smashing these once they hit the griddle.
- Place your shrimp burgers on a cutting board or tray and place them in the fridge for thirty mins. This is to firm the burgers more and allow them to stay together.
- At this time make your Pineapple Habanero salsa by prepping your ingredients and then having your grill ready. Add the pineapple and red onion over direct heat and roast them for 2-3 mins per side, or until your preference.
- Combine all the ingredients for the salsa into a food processor and blend for 45-60 seconds and then place In the fridge to cool.
- Set your grill up for direct grilling and add your cast iron or griddle over the coals. You want your surface to be 425 degrees. Add vegetable oil, 1-2 tablespoons, and let it heat up for about 10 mins.
- After 10 mins add your shrimp burger to the cast iron and let them grill for 4-5 minutes, flip for another 4-5 mins and your top and bottom should be nice and crispy with the perfect temp internally.
- Toast your buns and assemble in this order, sriracha mayo sauce on the bottom bun, crispy shrimp burger and then the pineapple habanero salsa!
- Your meal is now complete and I HOPE YOU ENJOY!
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Is shrimp healthy?
Yes! Shrimp is pretty high in protein, has healthy fats and other vitamins and minerals! In a 3oz (85 gram) serving, there are only 84 calories and 18 grams of protein!
Can you eat shrimp raw?
It is not recommended to eat shrimp raw due to food poisoning concerns. It's a very lean and healthy seafood, but do not eat it raw.
Is shrimp healthier than beef or chicken?
While shrimp has considerably less fat than beef and a pretty decent amount of fat less than chicken it is higher in cholesterol than beef or chicken. It has has 179 milligrams of cholesterol compared to 75 milligrams of a comparable serving of beef or chicken. Cholesterol is used in the body but too much of it can increase LDL cholesterol which is not good. This is not medical advice nor a recommendation to eat or not eat certain foods. Before making changes to your diet, contact a medical professional.