Monday, July 21, 2008

Shrimp burgers

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.
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.


glamah16 said...

OH I wish you had a photo. It sounds fantastic!

John said...

This sounds so good. And though I'm basically vegetarian, I eat a smidgen of fish now and then. And shrimps (and crabs! and lobster!) are a huge favorite of mine. So, I think before summer is up, shrimp burgers will be on the menu. I think I'll add a tiny hint of lime for some tang. And also treat myself to a nice glass of muscadel wine. Happy summer!