Shrimp Burger Recipe is quick, easy and delicious! Spice it up with Avocado-Jalapeño Aioli for a Great Burger Recipe that thinks outside the bun!
It's Burger Time! This amazing Shrimp Burger Recipe is part of the fan-tastic, month-long Burger Month Celebration hosted by my blogging buddy Kita Roberts—the creative force behind Girl Carnivore. (Opinions are always my own).
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Burgers are hands down my favorite summertime grill recipe—beef burgers, bacon burgers, even shrimp burgers find their way to my backyard barbecue bash.
This year, I am adding our favorite Shrimp Burger Recipe to the collection of Epic Burgers in Burger Month 2020, you are going to LOVE them it!
The burger is truly a delicious and flavorful burger with just the right texture. The shrimp taste shines even with roasted poblano peppers and a bright, tangy Avocado Jalapeño Aioli competing for the attention of your taste buds.
How to Make This Shrimp Burger Recipe-
The number one tip to making this Shrimp Burger Recipe is (drum roll please)...
- MAYONNAISE- I know. I thought the same thing - weird. But. If you spread a little mayo right on the shrimp burgers before you put them on the grill, they will have a beautiful golden crust that you just can't get from plain old oil. We learned this new trick from a friend of Donna's who has perfected the art of cooking fish on the grill so, try a little mayo the next time you throw a fish fillet on the grill and you will be a believer.
- Texture- To get a burger that holds together, but has that plump shrimp texture, place the tilapia and half of the shrimp in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Coarsely chop the remaining half of the shrimp into small pieces and stir into the pureed mixture.
- Chill for 15 minutes then, form the shrimp mixture into patties and chill again.
Don't forget the Avocado Jalapeño Aioli, it is truly amazing - I slather it on lots of things so be sure to make enough!
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I hope you LOVE this Shrimp Burger Recipe, we do!
Be sure to check out the other fabulous recipes for California Avocados - “Join Dine & Dish and Cookin’ Canuck for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.”
See more of Donna's recipes on ApronStringsBlog.com.
This Shrimp Burger Recipe has bee and favorite since Donna's June 2012 post.
BAJA SHRIMP BURGER with Avocado-Jalapeño Aoli
- 2 pounds raw shrimp peeled and deveined
- 8 ounces tilapia cut in ¼ inch dice
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper sauce divided
- 2 large ripe Haas avocados
- ½ cup mayonnaise divided
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 large jalapeno pepper seeds and stem removed
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 poblano peppers
- 2 large ripe tomatoes cut into ¼ inch slices
- 1 Granny Smith apple cored and quartered
- 6 kaiser rolls or other soft rolls
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- Pulse the shrimp, egg, soy sauce, garlic powder and cayenne pepper sauce in a food processor just until everything is in small bits. Stir in tilapia. Form into 6 patties, ⅔ cup each, about ½ inch thick. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Char the poblano peppers on all sides on 450 degrees grill until blackened. Place in a zip top bag and let sit for 20 minutes. Remove peppers and then wipe vigorously with a paper towel, until all charred skin is removed. Slice into 2 inch wide strips.
- Blend in blender 2 avocados, ¼ cup mayonnaise, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper sauce. Chill for at least 20 minutes.
- Cut apple into very thin matchstick pieces.
- Heat a grill on one side to 450 degrees. Spread 1 teaspoon of mayonnaise on one side of each of the shrimp patties. Cook patties on grill over indirect heat, mayonnaise side down, for about 3 minutes, until golden brown on bottom side. Spread one teaspoon of mayonnaise on uncooked side. Flip patties over, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat.
- Brush buns with melted butter and place buttered side down on grill for a minute or two, until lightly toasted.
- Assemble burgers as follows: 1 tablespoon avocado mixture on bottom bun, poblano strips to fit bun, shrimp patty, a little of the apple pieces, slices of tomato to fit bun, 1 tablespoon of avocado mixture on top bun, placed down on top.
Posts like this make me wish I had a grill (or somewhere to put it for that matter). These shrimp burgers sound awesome!
Anna - No worries - you can cook these in a skillet and they're just as yummy!
Does this ever look good! You don't see too many shrimp burgers around, and now I'm wondering why I don't cook them more often.
I’d love for you to share this recipe (and any of your other favorite avocado recipes - I know you guys have a lot here) in the avocado link-up/giveaway that I’m hosting with Kristen of Dine & Dish right now. https://bit.ly/NKF4rk
Thanks Dara - will do!
Love the idea of seafood cakes morphing into seafood burgers, and your recipe sounds over-the-top terrific. The mayo on the grill makes sense - almost a riff off an In-n-Out burger grilled on mustard. I'm ready to break out the stovetop grill pan, or grab an umbrella to try these out today in 53 degrees and rain in Petersburg, AK.
Thanks Seattle Dee - it's 101 where I am today - record-breaking heat. I'll trade spots with you!
No way will I trade July locations, but pack your rain gear and snuggles and c'mon and visit.
This recipe is so creative! And that avocado aiolo! Yes, please!
Enriqueta E Lemoine
I made these burgers and served them with rice and cilantro salsa and they were heavenly delicious! Thanks for this so creative way to cook shrimp!
Hi Enriqueta, It's good to hear from you. I'm so glad your loved them!
Love the recipe!
Will try soon..
Baja Shrimp burger looks delicous. Love avocado aoili too.