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These Cajun-inspired shrimp burgers are a crowd pleaser and great for anyone who enjoys a little spice! They hold up to being flipped and cook up quickly for a simple burger without a lot of fuss. Seasonings like old bay, hot sauce and stone-ground mustard add zesty flavor to the burgers that complement the shrimp flavor.
Here at Sizzlefish, our Wild Gulf Shrimp are caught off the Gulf of Mexico and arrive peeled and deveined in perfectly portioned servings. Wild Gulf Shrimp are rich source of heart healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. These versatile shrimp are also perfect for using in pasta, stir fries or served over salad.
A food processor effortlessly blends the shrimp burger ingredients into a mince that forms the perfect texture for burgers that hold together. Panko Breadcrumbs add texture and help absorb excess moisture from ingredients. Egg helps the burgers hold together when cooked. Old bay seasoning is very popular in coastal seafood cooking. There are many seasonings in old bay that bring these burgers to life. Celery seed, smoked paprika, cinnamon, ginger and mustard seed to name a few. As you can tell, each of these spices offers their own unique flavor profile that adds dimension to seafood and especially to these shrimp burgers. Using a one-stop-shop spice like old bay makes prep work a breeze and less measuring.
Since the burgers are packed with flavor, simple toppings like leafy lettuce, red onion and a smear of horseradish aioli sauce are all you’ll need to adorn the burgers. Horseradish aioli sauce tops the burgers with its signature sharp flavor and creamy texture. A small amount of fresh lemon juice adds tangy flavor and thins out the mayonnaise for a lighter sauce with fresh minced garlic adds herb flavor.
The burgers can be cooked on the grill using a cast iron skillet during grilling season. The burgers can also be prepped 24 hours in advance and refrigerated until you are ready to cook them.
1 lb. Wild Gulf shrimp
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp chopped green onion
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
- 2 tbsp hot sauce
- 2 tsp old bay seasoning
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp horseradish
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- Curly lettuce leaves
- Sliced red onion
- 4 brioche buns
For Horseradish Aioli
Combine ingredients for horseradish aioli in a small bowl and stir well. Refrigerate until serving.
Add shrimp, breadcrumbs, green onion, parsley, egg, mustard, hot sauce, old bay seasoning and garlic to a food processor.
Pulse until shrimp is well blended. A few tiny pieces of shrimp can still be in the mixture.
- Form into 4 large burger patties.
Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet for 1-2 minutes.
Place burger patties on hot skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
- Serve shrimp burgers on buns with lettuce, red onion, and horseradish