America's Test Kitchen's Shrimp Burger Recipe

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America's Test Kitchen's Shrimp Burger

Leanne D.


I watched a video of these shrimp burgers on Tube and thought they sounded great. I'm going to make these for dinner today with red cabbage coleslaw.
I'll cook the burgers on a charcoal grill but pan frying would be tasty too.

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Makes 4 large patties




1 slice fresh white bread
1 1/2 lb fresh shrimp
1/4 c mayonnaise
2 scallions,sliced thin
2 t minced fresh parsley
2 t. lemon zest
1/8 t salt
1/8 t. pepper
pinch of cayenne
2 t. canola oil or butter


1/2 c mayo
1/2 c sour cream
1 t. cilantro,minced
2 t. siracha sauce (atk used a chipolte sauce)
2 t. lime juice
1/2 t. salt
1 garlic clove,minced

Directions Step-By-Step

Pulse the bread in a food processor to coarse crumbs, about 4 pulses, and transfer to a bowl (you should have about 3/4 cup crumbs). Wipe the food processor clean, and pulse the shrimp until there is an even mix of finely minced and coarsely chopped pieces, about 7 pulses.
Whisk the mayonnaise, scallions, parsley, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and cayenne together in a large bowl until uniform. Gently fold into the processed shrimp and breadcrumbs until just combined.
Scrape the shrimp mixture onto a small baking sheet, divide it into 4 equal portions, and loosely pack each into a 1inch-thick patty. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Brush burgers with oil on both sides.Grill 5-7 minutes on each side on medium heat of gas grill.
Note: I saw on another site,these burgers were cooked in in a 12inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat using 1-2 t.vegetable oil until shimmering. Gently lay the shrimp burgers in the skillet and cook until crisp and browned on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes.
Sauce:Combine all ingredients together.Stir until well mixed.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy