Friday, June 05, 2009

Shrimp Burgers with Stuff

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.

7 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, can I have one, please? A scrumptious burger!

Cheers,

rosa

Pierce said...

Wow - would have never thought about shrimp for a burger sandwich. Sounds good!

Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend! I am hoping to make some pizza...try my new stone again.

Cathy said...

Those look great! I love burgers made of any kind of seafood.

girlichef said...

You know, I have so many books like that! I would have never thought to make a shrimp burger...but is sounds awesome. Especially with all that cilantro, mmmmmm!

Reeni♥ said...

These sound great! I eat a ton of shrimp and am always looking for new ideas. I bet the aioli was delicious on them.

I also thought of something else - I use a generous amount of olive oil when I saute and that may be helping to soften the peppers up, too.

Elra said...

Sounds like delicious burger.

Natashya said...

It never occurred to me to make a shrimp burger, what a great idea!

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