Shrimp burgers are the perfect weeknight meal, ideal for meal prep, quick dinners, and gatherings. The filling for these burgers is truly game-changing. With a citrus base from lemon juice, and the added flavors of Old Bay and dill, these shrimp burgers stand out. They pair perfectly with sweet potato fries, rice, mashed potatoes, and even a salad. While Trader Joe’s sells a version, they tend to be smaller and less flavorful. So, let’s bring the magic home and make these delectable shrimp burgers ourselves!
Why everyone loves these Burgers
- Family Friendly-Shrimp burgers are like the unsung heroes of family meals—they bring everyone together with their delicious flavors and adaptability. It’s the kind of dish that fits perfectly into laid-back family dinners or those lively gatherings where everyone can customize their burger just the way they like it. So, picture this: the whole family, gathered around, savoring the goodness of homemade shrimp burgers, creating memories one bite at a time.
- Mealprep Friendly- Shrimp burgers aren’t just a treat for the taste buds; they’re meal prep’s best friend. Imagine this: on a Sunday afternoon, whipping up a batch of these burgers, each patty a burst of citrusy goodness with lemon juice, Old Bay, and dill. Now, fast forward to a busy weekday evening—pop one of those prepped shrimp burgers on the grill or skillet, and voila! Dinner is served in a flash, leaving you with more time to relax and relish a homemade, flavorful meal without the fuss. It’s the ultimate meal prep hack for a week filled with scrumptious, stress-free dinners.
- Less Calories Than Beef- Shrimp burgers are my go-to when I’m craving something hearty yet mindful of those calories. Picture this: succulent shrimp, lean protein powerhouses, taking the spotlight instead of heavier beef. It’s a guilt-free indulgence! With their lower fat content and high protein punch, shrimp burgers are a healthier alternative that doesn’t skimp on flavor. So, when you’re looking to lighten up your meals without compromising on taste, these burgers are the tasty, waist-friendly choice that keeps you feeling satisfied and nourished.
Ingredients You’ll Need for Shrimp Burgers
- Raw, deveined and peeled shrimp
How to Make Shrimp Burgers
- Mince Shrimp:
- In a food processor, finely chop fresh shrimp until you achieve a minced texture.
2. Mix Filling:
- Combine minced shrimp with breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chopped red onion, garlic, cilantro, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix until well combined.
3. Form Patties:
- Divide the mixture into four portions and shape into burger patties.
4. Sear in Butter:
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a pat of butter. Sear shrimp patties on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side.
5. Finish in the Oven:
- Transfer seared patties to a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) to finish baking for an additional 8-10 minutes, ensuring they’re cooked to perfection.
6. Assemble Burger:
- Toast your favorite burger buns, then assemble by placing the shrimp patty on the bun. Add your choice of toppings like lettuce, tomato, and avocado.
Enjoy your homemade shrimp burgers, a perfect blend of succulence and flavor!
- 2 lbs shrimp deveined, peeled, raw
- 2 tbsps mayo
- 2 tbps worchestchire sauce
- 2 tbsps dill
- 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup minced garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 tsps old bay seasoning
- 2 tsps paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
For the Sauce
- 1 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup sweet relish
- 2 tbsps hot sauce
- 2 tsps cajun seasoning
- Peel and devein fresh shrimp. Finely chop in a food processor until minced.
- In a large bowl, mix minced shrimp with mayo, lemon juice, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped dill, and a beaten egg.
- Add Old Bay seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. Adjust to taste.
- Incorporate Worcestershire sauce for depth. Mix until well combined.
- Divide the mixture into 6 portions. Shape each into burger patties.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and sear patties on both sides until golden brown (3-4 minutes per side).
- Transfer seared patties to a preheated oven (350°F/180°C) for 8-10 minutes to ensure thorough cooking.
- Toast burger buns. Place shrimp patty on the bun and add preferred toppings and sauce, like lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Serve hot.