Shrimp Burgers

Pad Thai Shrimp Burgers 500 9484

Time: 30 minutes

Shrimp contains natural gelatin.  Therefore, they can be molded without falling apart or adding bread crumbs.  You can make salmon burgers and add shrimps to help hold them together.

  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 dried of fresh chile, seeded, or more to taste
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, more or less, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallot, green onion, or red onion
  • 1/4 cup yellow or red bell pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • canola or grapeseed oil as needed
  • toasted buns (optional)
  • lime wedges for serving
  • carrots, shallots, and bean sprouts for garnish (optional)
  1. Heat broil or grill until moderately hot  and put the rack about 4 inches from the heat source.  For pan-cooking, wait until burgers are form to proceed.)
  2. Combine chile, garlic and one third of the shrimp in a food processor and process to purée, stop the machine to scrap down the sides as needed.  Add remaining shrimp with shallot/green onion , salt and pepper, and the cilantro and pulse as many times as it takes to chop the shrimp, but not too finely.  Shape the mixture into 4 burger-like patties.
  3. Lightly brush oil on the patties and grill.  If pan-cooking on the stovetop add oil to the pan and place burgers in the pan when it’s hot.  Cook until a dark crust appears on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Turn and cook until opaque throughout, 5 minutes on the other side.


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