#FishFridayFoodies ~ Chunky Shrimp Burgers
This month I found a delicious looking shrimp burger recipe and adapted it for what I had on hand and what I had the energy for. The original recipe was linked to an AMAZING looking onion brioche bun. Yes, I will be going back to make that one soon!
The original recipe called for a full teaspoon of salt and I added about 3/4 a tsp and found the recipe to be overly salted, so I suggested 1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt to start with. You can pan fry up a little piece of the mixture to taste test.
This was otherwise a very tasty burger, though I did find the mixture didn't hold together very well during frying. A couple of my burgers did, and a couple did not - so refrigerating the mixture and / or adding an extra egg might help. The original recipe calls for using a food processor to pulverize half the shrimp, but I wanted to keep more of the texture so opted for fine dicing.
Chunky Shrimp Burgers adapted from The Kitchen Whisperer
1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 TBS Gourmet Garden lightly dried cilantro
1 TBS minced garlic
1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely diced onion
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
3/4 tsp black pepper
3 TBS vegetable oil (more / less as needed for frying)
4 buns for serving
Suggested toppings: sliced avocado, sliced tomatoes, mayonnaise, mozzarella cheese, leafy lettuce, etc.
- Divide the shrimp in half. Roughly chop one half and add it to a bowl for mixing the remaining ingredients. Finely dice the remaining half of the shrimp and add to the bowl with the rest of the shrimp.
- Add the egg, cilantro, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, onion, salt, and pepper. Combine gently. Check the texture, if needed you could add an additional egg for binding if needed. You can refrigerate the mixture for an hour at this point if desired, to help the mixture hold together during frying (I did not).
- Heat about 1 TBS of oil at a time in a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
- Shape shrimp mixture into 4 burger patties. Fry for about 3 minutes per side, or until patties are well browned and shrimp mixture is cooked all the way through. Fry in batches if needed