Yes, you can make shrimp burgers -- and a great alternative to the usual hamburger Finely chopping the shrimp and chilling the patties for at least 2 hours will help them stay together while cooking.
1 pound unpeeled, medium-size fresh shrimp, cooked (or largely the same amount of canned shrimp, but fresh is better
3 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons chopped green onions (I tend to skip the green onions)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind -- Lemon rind is also sold in bottles - or use a dash or two of lemon juice
1 cup cornbread crumbs or soft breadcrumbs --breadcrumbs help keep the burgers together.
3 tablespoons low fat or fat free mayonnaise 1 large egg, beaten 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce 2 tablespoons canola oil
PreparationPeel shrimp, and devein, if desired; finely chop.
Combine shrimp and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
Add bread crumbs and next 5 ingredients, and stir until well blended.
Make 6 patties. Place patties on a wax paper-filled baking sheet; cover and chill at least 2 hours.
CHILLING IS IMPORTANT!!!!!
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook shrimp patties 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
Place the patties on hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls - and add the usual toppings, lettuce, tomato, etc ... and enjoy!!!!
Your summer BBQ can also include a lovely blue cheese potato salad ... a Caribbean chicken salad -- so yummy. I made the latter last week.