So, I have this book that's been taking up valuable space on my bookshelves for years and years and that I've rarely used. It has a recipe for shrimp burgers that I'd always wanted to make but never got around to it. In the original recipe, you lightly batter the shrimp whole and fry them, then make a cocktail sauce. For some reason, and I have no idea what that reason is, this recipe came to mind this week, and I gave it another look. I decided I didn't want to fry my shrimp whole, so I made a shrimp patty, loosely following the recipe and this is what I came up with.
I took about 15 or so raw shrimp, two green onions, two cloves of garlic, and a handful of cilantro and pulsed this all together in a food processor. I then added enough bread crumbs to bring the mixture together so it would form a firm patty. I grilled the patties on my cast iron grill pan and made a simple aoli with mayo, lemon juice, and garlic powder. I served the burger with asparagus roasted with homemade balsamic dressing and the remainder of my homemade dill pickles.
Super meal, actually! The burgers were a bit strong on the cilantro side, and, as you can see, they're very green, but that's OK with me. It was a simple dinner to put together and tasted great. I'll definitely make these again.