Shrimp boil burgers are a delicious alternative to red meat

Jun 25, 2015 at 5:46 p.m. ET

Shrimp is the star of this delicious tender burger. Light and fresh for summer.

I added a lot of the ingredients that would be added to a shrimp boil into these burgers. First, I boiled the shrimp in beer. This gave the shrimp a wonderful flavor (not a beer flavor). Then I added Old Bay and corn to the patties. The Old Bay reminds me of my Country Shrimp Boil and the corn added some volume and texture. I fried these burgers in oil and butter; you can also bake them at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes for a fat-free patty.

Shrimp Burger

Simply delicious and a nice change from a heavy hamburger.

Shrimp boil burgers recipe


  • 1-1/2 pounds shrimp, de-veined and shell removed
  • 12 ounces beer or water
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped, greens only
  • 3/4 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • Zest from one lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Tartar sauce

Shrimp Burger


  1. Add cleaned shrimp and beer to a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a low boil; cook until shrimp turns pink (about 2 minutes).
  3. Remove from boiling liquid and cool in refrigerator. Note: This step can be done hours in advance.
  4. Add cold shrimp to a food processor; process until shrimp is ground up. Note: Finely chop the shrimp if you don't have a food processor.
  5. Dump ground shrimp into a medium bowl; add the Old Bay, onion, corn, parsley lemon zest, lemon juice, mayonnaise, bread crumbs and egg.
  6. Mix until completely combined.
  7. Form into 4 (5 ounce) patties.
  8. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before frying.
  9. Add the oil and butter to a large skillet; heat on medium heat.
  10. Place two patties in the hot oil/butter; cook until brown.
  11. Toast the tops and bottoms of the buns.
  12. Add the lettuce and tomato to the bottom side and the tartar sauce to the top side of the bun.
  13. Place the patty on the bottom side.

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