Spicy Shrimp Burgers

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 burgers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound raw peeled and deveined small shrimp
  • 1 celery stalk with green, leafy tops, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 small to medium yellow skinned onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • A handful parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose seafood seasoning, found near fish department (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1 teaspoon hot sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 4 English muffins, sandwich size plain or sour dough flavor
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce or salsa or taco sauce
  • Butter or Boston lettuce leaves
Directions

Divide the shrimp in half. Put half the shrimp into a food processor and grind it up. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl using a rubber spatula. Add the whole shrimp to the bowl. Add celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic and parsley to the processor and pulse-grind it into a fine chop. Add the vegetable mixture to the shrimp. Add half a palm full of crab boil seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, lemon zest, salt and pepper to the bowl, to season. Stir the shrimp mixture to combine.

Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan in a slow stream. Use a large metal scoop to scoop 4 mounds of shrimp burger mixture into the pan. Gently pat down to form patties. Fry patties 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until they firm up and the shrimp turn whitish-pink.

Split and toast the sandwich size English muffins. Mix mayonnaise and chili sauce, salsa or taco sauce. Place burgers on muffin bottoms and top with lettuce. Slather the top of the muffins with sauce and set in place.


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Sounds like a great recipe, I can’t wait to try it! I make Shrimp Burgers with a similar recipe which included some lime zest. I pan fried them in a little garlic butter and served them on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and avocado…..what a hit!! The good news-bad news is that you have to prepare and eat them in short order. They are good cold and sort of OK when nuked. Best when hot and sizzling. While cruising the net, I came across Chef Big Shake’s Original Shrimp Burgers from www.TheQuickShipWarehouse.com . They come frozen and have a year shelf life. Pretty easy to prepare and quite good which makes it nice when the spirit moves you. After cooking, we squeeze a little fresh lime on them and add the avocado. Voilà! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these several times and they've always been a hit. They are so easy to make and I've never used an egg or bread crumbs to hold them together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Positively delicious. I still have to laugh at anyone who says they need eggs and crumbs to hold their shape. When you process the RAW shrimp, as the recipe states, that is what binds them. It's like super glue! It's difficult to clean the food processor because of the stickiness of the shrimp, so the binders are NOT needed! I can only imagine that folks are using cooked shrimp and that would cause a problem. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG. Can't stop eating these. Great recipe! A little afraid of them falling apart after reading some reviews so I cooked them on my George Forman. PERFECTION! Toasted whole wheat buns on the grill too, that I brushed with a little olive oil & butter. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was great. My hubby made a pig of hisself lol I added more Old bay ,and did not add any salt there is enough in the old bay. Also I added more parsley, lemon pepper and sweet paprika. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these several times. They are just delicious. The first time I made them I found the "Old Bay" seasoning a little too salty for my tastes. So now I just add half of what the recipe calls for and the burgers taste great. Next time I will buy the low sodium seasoning. These are so easy to make. I have never had a problem with them falling apart. Yummers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made these several times and they are wonderful! I never have a problem with them falling apart or being too wet. I do chop the larger pieces of shrimp to avoid any problem, and the shrimp should be raw. I serve them on burger buns w/ a dollop of the sauce and they are a huge hit! Also have used the raw mixture in wonton wrappers to make yummy appetizers with the sauce on the side. The possibilities are endless! Bravo Rachael for another great recipie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these tonight and all I can say is WOW. I never thought of using shrimp in a burger before but I'm so glad I found this recipe. I used red pepper instead of green and left out the celery (persoanl preference) and used Mrs. Dash's Spicy seasoning and the flavor combo worked very well. Additionally, the panko and egg I added not only made it easier to bind, but it also added a nice crunch and texture and additional flavor that I think brings the burger up a notch. I also used low-fat yogurt instead of the mayo and mixed in cayenne pepper, cumin, and chili powder as I don't really like mayo. Pair it with some homemade spicy sweet potato fries and you have a delicious meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made thid recipie many times abd love it! I never add egg or breadcrumbs and they stay together just fine The only change I make is leave out the bell pepper.(Don't like it) It makes a great summer meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe really needed the panko crumbs and an egg that I added. Just enough crumbs so that the patty held together and then a coating to the exterior before frying. I shaped the patties instead of scooping and flattening in the pan. Worded great for me and they did not fall apart. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not have a problem with them falling apart, but I will use much less lemon zest next time. It was the first and strongest flavor we tasted, instead of shrimp. I also left out the peppers and doubled the garlic, which suited my family. Next time, I will serve them on a bed of baby greens or wilted spinach, instead of the English muffins. The shrimp flavor got lost in the bread. I will definitely make these again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were awesome, but...they did fall apart. I added breadcrumbs as another reviewer suggested but I should have added the egg too. But they really tasted great in spite of the crumbling. Sauce was yummy too. Will absolutely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The shrimp burgers were so tasty. I can't wait to try the recipe again. I want to use the mixture for filling egg rolls or as little appetizers. There are so many possibilities! I followed the recipe exactly and the burgers turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews and did add an egg and some bread crumbs. Worked out GREAT! Very Yummy and its one the whole family loves to eat. I had friends over and entertained with them. Great dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you make these you have to add an egg to the shrimp mixture. The first time I made them they completely broke apart and turned out horrible. An egg needs to be added to hold them together as they cook. The flavor is pretty tasty. I want to try grilling them on an outdoor grill this summer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made these twice and although they are fast and good they don't hold together well. This time, I added a beaten egg and about a handful of dry breadcrumbs. This added the substance I needed to keep the burgers together! I also 'held' them in the oven for about 10 minutes while I got the rest of dinner together. The result was a tender shrimpy burger that really held its shape! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was quick and easy. It is a little bit soft and doesn't want to hold together but just be careful when you flip them and you will have one tasty burger. I have made these several times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Prior to making these burgers, I read some of the previous reviews. To avoid the burgers falling apart, I covered the patties with bread crumbs and allowed them to sit for an hour before cooking......PERFECT!!! Will definitely add this to the recipe box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
That was disgusting! I love shrimp and thought the ingredients sounded good, but I had to spit it out. I got the burgers to stay together by adding some bread crumbs, but don't waste your time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never thought you could make a shrimp hamburger it's the best I tried and spicy too item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor of these burgers was Awesome. However, my ice cream scoop must be smaller than Rachaels! I also could not get them to hold together and crisp up on each side like the burgers on the show; the parsley released liquid and so did the shrimp a bit..but I cooked the mixture and then spooned it into the burgers. Family loved them and will give them another try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Decent flavor, but not up to Rachel's par. Didn't hold together hardly at all in the skillet. I might try adding a binder like parasan cheese or something like that. Also, add horseradish to the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor, but the "burger" was more like a sloppy joe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the most AMAZING burgers I've ever tasted!! I finally got a food processor and this was the first recipe I made for my boyfriend and the roommates. Everyone raved about them. I had some trouble keeping them together when I cooked them, but they still came out DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these spicy shrimp burgers while having some friends over & they were a huge hit! I was a little nervous after reading several of the reviews with regards to the burgers not keeping their shape so I added a couple of teaspoons of italian breadcrumbs with the mixure, made sure the first half of shrimp was ground up almost to a paste consistency, and I chopped up the remaing 1/2 pound. I think this must've done the trick because I had no problem at all & they came out looking great! I didn't even have to use an icecream scoop, I used my hands to form the patties. All in all this was a great recipe that my husband & friends raved about! It's definitely one I will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not hard to make, I say this as a novice cook!! I'm 33 and just starting to learn. These burgers are yum-o! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easily prepared by my wife and I together. Had fun doing it and really enjoyed the unusual outcome. Used nearly 2# of shrimp and made 6 patties. Ate with tartar sauce of my wife's design. All outstanding. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers are very very good. They are also healthy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were easy and very tasty. Big flavor! Be sure to have the salt, vinegar, and cayenne fries with these too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
im young, though i love to cook for my family. I have tried a lot of recipe's. I tend to go for the easy ones and than change them a bit by adding different ingredients. I was loking for recipes and then i found this one. It sounds really good. Though from the other reviews it sounds like it doesnt really stay in pattie shape, so i just cook it on the skillet but not mold it into a patty shape. I will just mix it around in the skillet. I love spicy food and so does my family so i think this will be a reallly good dinner for tonight! i live in africa im sure they will love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
if you are on a diet or just looking to get more fish in your diet this burger is for you. They are easy and so delish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have no problem getting the patties to stay together. I sometimes have to cut the whole pieces of the shrimp a little to work. the sauce is great, I use it on other stuff and I love them on the english muffin. During Lent we eat this quite regularily. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was one of the best burgers ive had in a long time.I was craving a burger but have problems with red meat and i have to say after eating this wonderful shrimp burger i didnt miss the meat at all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 9 year old son and I made this together and it tasted great. Even my 5 year old daughter ate it and she's a tough one to please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had no problem on the patty situation. I made sure the shrimp was not too wet. The flavor was incredible - nice and spicy. The kids didn't like them though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good, except it didn't stick together very well. Make sure you follow the receipe exactly or yours will be too watery. Also do not flip the burgers until they are almost cooked through! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These smelled so good while they were cooking, and they tasted amazing. I had the same problem as everyone else with them falling apart (hence the 4 stars) but now that I've read the other reviews I have lots of things to try next time in order to hopefully keep them together. However, they tasted so good that no one cared how messy they were! The sauce was really good, too, and the leftovers were great for dipping chips in. These are going to become a regular in our house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i TOLD MY BEST FRIEND ABOUT THIS RECIPE AND NOW IT IS A FAVORITE FOR ALL THOSE SPECIAL SUMMER TIME GATHERINGS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a wonderful change from the traditional burger/fries combo. I made the Salt, Vinegar, & Cayenne Fries too (also very good). The burgers did start to fall apart while I was shaping them, so I added a little breadcrumbs, and it was fine. Great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Burgers didn't stick together, ended up being like a sloppy joe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They would not stay in a patty shape. I ended up serving them in hot dog buns like a lobster sandwich. It was so good. I think that may be the answer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Makes the perfect weekend lunch!! Easy to make and very original. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were delicious. I read all the recipe reviews before I gave this recipe to my step dad to try. I told him what everyone said about having trouble holding them together. When he made them he added two tsp of flour to hold them together, but not enough to give it a flour taste. It worked! They were so good I didn't even want to eat them with english muffin. I made the sauce with the salsa and mayonnaise. Also good, although I just dipped it. I ate them with a caesar salad. Great light lunch or even a good appetizer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Too spicy and too messy. Looked good on paper but didn't do it for us. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love, love, love this recipe. Yes, the mix was very wet, but it needed to be otherwise your burgers would be dry. If you use the ice cream scooper like Rachel did to put the mix in the pan it works perfect. I used a 1/2c. measuring cup since I didn't have an ice cream scooper and it was just as good. My husband loved these too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The shrimp burger was delicious I love sea food and that is definetlly a new and differint way of cooking shirp. The preparation is quick and easy, I love it! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Even my 5 year old liked these! It was quick and easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Burst of flavor! Very tasty. After reading the reviews, yes they did fall apart however I put an egg and bread crumbs in half of the recipe and that half didn't fall apart as badly. Very good on the english muffins. My husband and I are salt lovers, so we felt it needed more salt. Also- it did NOT take 30 minutes! It took almost an hour just to get the shrimp deveined and cleaned! But it was definitely worth it! :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found that this tasted better with less lemon zest, and a little bit of butter. Rachel still rocks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the burger did not go well with the english muffin and had something that just did not taste right in it item not reviewed by moderator and published
the first time i tried the recipe the burger didn't stick together. It worked the second time without an egg. You must make sure the shrimp/prawn is raw. This is crucial for it to stick. If you do get larger shrimp or prawn cut the pieces into smaller sizes. It tastes great and is a staple at our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make. I used a grill pan and they turned out very crispy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very good recipe. Me and my husband both really liked it. If I make it again I will chop all of the shrimp because the larger pieces of shrimp cause the burgers to fall apart. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor but our's didn't hold a burger shape. We ended up eating them with Scoop chips as an appetizer... next time we'll make them into shrimp tacos... Oh, and we did put an egg in... still no luck keeping the shape. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are really easy and taste wonderful. They are not too spicy for my 10 yr. old daughter. They do need some sort of a binder though, we ended up eating them open-faced since they wouldn't hold a patty shape. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ingredients were great when put together, but I couldn't get the patties to form together. It ended up being a "sloppy Joe" type of meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i was skeptical that the "burgers" would hold their shape w/out any eggs or other binders, and they didn't...but the flavor was so delicious, nobody cared! i served them between thick pieces of rye toast and renamed them shrimp po'boys. will try serving it burrito-style next time 'round. really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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muy bueno, very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
GO EASY ON THE OLD BAY BUT A VERY TASTY RECIPE item not reviewed by moderator and published
I attempted to help my daughter make these from RR's kids cookbook. They turned out watery and unable to hold theor form in the pan. Flip them over? Forget it! They juts came apart and simmered in their juices! We ended up adding bread crumbs and two eggs as a binder to attempt to save them and then they were pretty good. Will nto be trying again though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although the flavor of the burgers isn't bad (definitely use less Old Bay seasoning), their texture is unpleasant. No matter how gently I handled them they fell to pieces in the pan. I ended up serving shrimp burger hash. If I try them again, I'll add an egg or egg white to bind them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really enjoyed the taste of this burger. I added the egg as others recommended as well as a few crumbs and it still was very tough to get it to stick together. I managed, but it wasn't easy. I served this with the combo of topping from Rachel's Tuna Burgers instead of the mayo and chili sauce. I had brown mustard, pickled ginger, homemade mango chutney and sauted mushrooms. I'll make this again next time shrimp is on sale. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did these burgers for some friends the other night and they were a huge hit. I wasn't sure that they would stay together but it was no problem and they were delicious. Thanks for a cool new idea! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first RR recipe which has disappointed me! Maybe I didn't do it right, but it just didn't DO it for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers are wonderful! We placed them onto thin sliced Italian Bread, and they are a do over! Although an egg was added to our batch (because the mixture was runny) it ended up excellent. I found that if you make double the recipe, but not doubly the Old Bay you get better results. But still add that ONE egg to make it stick all together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a Low Carb dieter and this works great for me, I added a bit of bran to get a little fiber in and it didn't hurt the recipe at all. I tried using this at 1/2 the recipe since I was cooking for one. It was wonderful and I will definitely use it again and use it when entertaining. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If your not from Baltimore than I guess the old bay would be too much for you but not me it was great... Mixture was a little wet so just add and egg and so crumbs and a little green onion its a great addition. Don't flip the burgers right away and they will stay together item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm eating a leftover burger as I type. I read the previous reviews and other recipes b4 tackling this recipe. I LOVE TO COOK! You'll have NO problem keeping the burgers shape if you add 1 beaten egg & 1/2 tsp baking powder to the mixture. I fried a few w/& w/o dusted flour and they turned out the same. So, the egg is the savior. I also added green onions (green part only). They were absolutely scrumptous!! Even my 2 yr od asked for MORE! I'm frying up a 2nd batch tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The concept (method) was good, but I also had trouble getting the mix to hold any shape. It ended up being a skillet of Spicy Shrimp Mix. I will make this recipe again, however I'll serve it as a Shrimp Taco. The sauce, some shredded cheese, a bit of cabbage and the Spicy Shrimp Mix in a warm tortilla...YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Overall, my family enjoyed the taste however the mixture was too wet and would not hold its shape. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fast and easy. I have found that the amount of old bay should be reduced by half the stated amount or it can be a little overwhelming. It is very important to gind the shrimp well. I have also noticed that the remaining shrimp may need to be chopped slightly if they are not really small. Don't cut them up too much or the dish will be mushy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These burgers were so easy and SO good! My family couldn't stop saying "Hmmm, these are sooooo good!" Sheila Conway, SC item not reviewed by moderator and published

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