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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Shrimp Burgers with Sriracha Aioli on Bibb Lettuce


When I saw Food Network's Summer Soiree theme this week was burgers, I remembered about my shrimp burgers.  I haven't made them for years!  I love scrimps!  To be honest, I forgot the inspiration for this shrimp burgers....  They are super tasty and super easy if you have a food processor.  (I couldn't find mine with my recent move.  And they have veggies built in them for extra packed nutrition.  These work on a bed of lettuce (as pictured above) or as a traditional burger with a bun and the fixings.


Shrimp Burgers (makes 4-6 burgers)

Ingredients
Burgers:
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup of fresh button mushrooms, chopped fine (brunoise cut)
  • 1 small yellow onion (1/2 medium or large onion), chopped fine (brunoise cut)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped fine(brunoise)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, cleaned and chopped fine (or run through a food processor)
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely minced (optional)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground white pepper (black pepper will work, too)
  • up to a 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes, if needed
  • bib lettcue

Sriracha Aioli:
  • 3 tbs mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp chili garlic sauce (Sriracha)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

Directions
1. In a large skillet/fry pan, warm the oil over medium heat.  Sauté the onions, mushrooms, and red peppers until transparent and tender.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.
2. In a large bowl whisk the egg with the seasonings.
3. Add in the shrimp, seasonings, and the sautéed vegetables.  Stir or best to mix with hands until incorporated.  If it's too runny, add in a small about of instant mash potato flakes.
4. Divide into 4-6 portions and shape into burger patties.
5. Cook on a medium-hot griddle or large fry pan coated with some oil.  Cook for 2-3 minutes each side.  Serve on a bed of bib lettuce with aioli.  Of course, works well on a good brioche roll, too.

-Erin Swing 
 Swing Eats (formally known as The Sensitive Epicure)


This is part of Food Network's Sensational Sides Feast. Check out The FN Dish. This week we're focusing on burgers. On twitter, we're tagging #SummerSoiree. Here are other amazing burgers recipes to try out from our other friends:

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