This Shrimp Burger recipe is a super unique twist on a burger. Shrimp burger patties are topped with a delicious smoky guacamole recipe and they burst with Mexican fresh flavors. Great for lunch, dinner, and outdoor summer parties.
I'm going to be in full bragging mode and tell you that you absolutely must make this Mexican shrimp burger recipe!
So why not shrimp?
Can you buy already peeled and deveined shrimp?
Yes. Though if you have the time, it's quite easy and saves you money, to peel and devein the shrimp yourself. Here's an easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic guide to teach you how.
It's just a question of if you have the time or inclination.
It's sort of a zen-like activity, once you get into it. (For me, anyway.)
What's in this shrimp burger recipe?
- Chipotle peppers in adobo
- lime juice
- red onion
- salt, pepper
You won't believe how much flavor these ingredients bring when combined!
What do they taste like?
This shrimp burger recipe has a Mexican vibe from the cilantro and cumin.
It's such a delicious combination of flavors and the subtle sweetness of the shrimp balances everything perfectly.
The shrimp burger is out of control juicy and oozing with delicious flavors, and the smoky guacamole recipe is beyond belief. It's smoky, spicy, fresh and creamy -- all at once.
Oh, and the little bits of crunch from the red onion is so good!
They're ideally made in a thick-bottomed sauté pan. A cast iron skillet is perfect
Can I grill Shrimp Burgers?
Yes, but not directly on the grate.
They're a bit fragile on the grill, while they're quite easy to manage in a sauté pan. So you can place a cast iron skillet on the grate, if you really want to be out side barbecuing.
Even though we sauté them inside, they're still lovely to serve at an outdoor summer barbecue.
I serve these burgers in a bun with the guacamole, tomato, and lettuce, but the shrimp burger patties are equally as delicious on their own.
I'm telling you, you should try this shrimp burger recipe for dinner tonight!
What to Serve with Shrimp Burgers
- Chopped Mexican Salad with Pepitas
- Fried Lemon Caesar Salad
- Grilled Green Onions
- chips and a super scrumptious salsa
Enjoy the shrimp burgers and the delectable smoky guacamole recipe whenever you decide to try them.
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Shrimp Burgers with Cilantro and Guacamole
For the guacamole
- 1 medium-sized avocado should provide about ¾ cup mashed
- 2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1½ teaspoons chipotles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
For the burger
- 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (Click here for How to Peel and Devein Shrimp)
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves, washed and dried
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- olive oil for the pan
- about 8 thin slices vine-ripened tomato
- 1 small handful baby lettuces
- 4 of your favorite burger buns, lightly toasted
For the guacamole
- In a small mixing bowl, mash the avocado with a fork. Add the onion, chipotles, lime juice, and salt -- stir to blend. Cover with plastic wrap and press it gently directly on top of the guacamole. Set aside.
For the burgers
- Add all but about ¾ cup of the shrimp to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. Turn it on to pulse it just a bit. Then add the egg and cilantro and blend again until it's smooth, about 10 seconds. Add this to a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Roughly chop the remaining ¾ cup of shrimp into small pieces. Add them to the smooth portion in the mixing bowl, along with the salt, cumin and pepper. Mix just to blend and set aside.
- Coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with olive oil and place it over medium-high heat. Once it's very hot, use a ½ cup measure to scoop and shape the shrimp mixture into 4 burgers. They will be sticky, but will easily hold together when you place them in the pan. Sauté them just until they're cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. They should be golden brown.
- Now add about 1 tablespoon or so of the guacamole to each half of the toasted buns. Add a burger to each, followed by a couple of tomato slices and a bit of the lettuce. Close the burger and enjoy! (These are best when the burgers are still warm.)
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