Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shrimp Burgers

According to my wife "this is my best recipe ever", but then she has always been easy to impress, after all she married me didn't she.

I have been thinking about making these for a while but just never got around to it. Today the sun was shining, it was in the 70's a perfect day for grilling out. My wife decided to defrost our freezer and said we have a couple bags of shrimp in here. So naturally my thoughts turned to what new recipe can I come up with for shrimp. Well here it is.

Shrimp Burgers
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tbs Old Bay
1 tsp parsley
1 tbs onion, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1/4 red pepper, finely chopped

Sauce
1 tbs mayo, I used light
2 tsp sour cream, I used light
2 tsp Chili Sauce
1/2 tsp horseradish, or to taste

For the sauce mix all ingredients aside and let the flavors combine.

Preheat the grill to medium. The shrimp will cook quickly, so don't set this on high or the outside will be cooked and the inside will be raw. We don't want sushi shrimp burgers.

Combine shrimp (set 8 aside), Old Bay and parsley in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are pureed. Put in bowl.

Chop vegetables into pieces. Cut each of the 8 shrimp into 3 to 4 pieces. Thoroughly mix all of the chopped pieces into the pureed mixture. Form the mixture into 4 burgers. Grill until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Place cooked burgers on a bun with a dollop of the sauce on top.

5 comments:

  1. Ok salivating on this one... you know how much I love shrimp... this burger is going to be on my table this week for sure... my husband will love it too. What a great idea... so much healthier too! Love the chili sauce and zing with horseradish in there... this is a keeper!

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  2. Dear Gregg, This looks wonderful and refreshing.
    You thought up a real good recipe for the shrimp and a tasty sauce. Catherine

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  3. this is awesome! love this idea!

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  4. Gorgeous and tasty looking "burger", Greg :) Must get my hands on some "Old Bay" seasoning soon. Great pics, and your lovely wife is right, am sure this is one of your best recipes, ever :)

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  5. I am SO making this for my nana! She HEARTS shrimp and only eats seafood (nothing that walks), so she'd be all over this burger!

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