Friday, September 23, 2011

Shrimp Burgers

So I have been trying to find new ways to cook shrimp since my husband caught so much of it for me the last time he went shrimping. Don't get me wrong, I love a good shrimp pasta or grilled shrimp but I really like to find new recipes so that I don't get bored of eating it the same way over and over again.

I came across a recipe for a Shrimp Burger from a fellow blog Pink Parsley and it sounded so good! It had never even crossed my to take the shrimp and make burger patties out of them. I did make some of my own modifications, like chopping up the shrimp pieces to make shredded shrimp for the patties, substituting Old Bay seasoning for the ginger, making them into slider patties, and sauteing the shrimp with shallots. You can either eat these as sliders, or as a 'shrimp cake' with no bun and topped with a lemon aioli (recipe below). Both ways were good. Overall, this is definitely a keeper!



Ingredients- Shrimp Slider
-10 medium size shrimp, pealed and de-veined
-1 tablespoon diced shallots
-2 tablespoon butter
-1/3 cup fresh corn, cut from the cob (cooked)
-2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
-Zest of 1 lemon
-1 tablespoon light mayo
-3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
-1 egg, lightly beaten
-Salt & pepper to taste

Ingredients- Lemon Aioli
-1/2 cup light mayo
-1 clove garlic, minced
-Zest of 1 lemon
-Juice from 1 lemon
-2 teaspoons dried chives
-Salt & pepper to taste

1. In a pan, over medium heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter and saute the shallots until clear. Add the shrimp and cook 2-3 minutes per side, or until full cooked. Either using a food chopper, blender, or a food processor, chop the shrimp into shredded pieces (like crab for a crab cake).
2. In a bowl, combine the shredded shrimp, shallots from the frying pan, fresh cut corn, Old Bay, lemon zest, and mayo. Stir to combine. Stir in the Panko bread crumbs and slowly fold in the egg until a firmer mixture has formed. If too loose, add more Panko to absorb the liquid. Form mixture into 4 small slider patties.
3. In the frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter, place shrimp patties and fry 4 minutes per side.
4. For the aioli, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Serve shrimp patties either on slide buns, or alone as shrimp cakes. Top with desired amount of lemon aioli.

Adapted From: Pink Parsley
Adapted From: Food Network

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