Shrimp Burger Recipe
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  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined with tails removed
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 brioche buns
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce
Optional Ingredients
  • avocado slices for topping
  • tomato slices for topping
  • jalapeño slices for topping
  1. Combine the mayonnaise and sriracha and set aside.
  2. Coarsely chop the green onion and set aside. Chop half of the shrimp into ½-inch pieces and place in a medium bowl. Add the egg and panko, and mix with a fork until combined (without breaking up the shrimp).
  3. Add the remaining shrimp to a food processor. Add the juice from half of the lemon, kosher salt, and black pepper. Peel the fresh ginger and the garlic and grate using a zester or micro plane. Add both to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until almost it's a paste. Add the green onion and give it 5 to 8 pulses.
  4. Add the puréed mixture to the medium bowl with the coarsely chopped shrimp, egg, and panko. Mix with a fork until combined. Refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes.
  5. Divide the mixture into fourths and form patties just slightly bigger around than your buns. Refrigerate for 15 more minutes.
  6. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add the shrimp burgers and cook for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until brown, crusty, and cooked through. Set the burgers aside.
  7. If desired, butter and grill the buns in the hot skillet.
  8. Build the burgers with the sriracha mayo, lettuce, and other desired toppings.