Shrimp Burgers

It is not too often Kent has any food requests.  He just eats whatever I put on the table.  We have been going through some Cook’s Country magazines.  He found this recipe and thought it sounded pretty tasty.  I am not a seafood fan but I made these along with Chicken Parmesan Sliders and Baked Potato Wedges for Sunday dinner.  He really enjoyed this burger and wants this on my rotation of simple and delicious recipes!

Shrimp Burgers

Ingredients

Tartar Sauce

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3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons finely chopped dill pickles
1 teaspoon dill pickle brine
1 Tablespoon capers, chopped fine
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Burgers

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1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 1/4 pound peeled and deveined large shrimp (24-30 per pound) tails removed
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 scallions, chopped fine
3 Tablespoon vegetable oil
4 hamburger buns
4 leaves Bibb Lettuce (I used green leaf)

Directions

For Tartar Sauce
Combine all ingredients in bowl and refrigerate until needed.

For the Burgers
1.  Pulse panko in food processor until finely ground, about 15 pulses; transfer to shallow dish.  Place one third of shrimp (1 cup), mayonnaise, pepper, salt, and cayenne in now empty processor and pulse until shrimp are finely chopped, about 8 pulses.  Add remaining shrimp (about 2 cups) to shrimp mixture in processor and pulse until coarsely chopped, about 4 pulses, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Transfer shrimp mixture to bowl and stir in scallions.007
2.  Divide shrimp mixture into four 3/4 inch thick patties (about 1/2 cup each).  Working with 1 patty at a time, dredge both sides of patties in panko, pressing lightly to adhere, and transfer to plate.
3.  Heat oil in 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. 010 Place patties in skillet and cook until golden brown on first side, 3-5 minutes.  Carefully flip and continue to cook until shrimp  registers 140-145 degrees and second side is golden brown, 3-5 minutes longer. (My time was 5 minutes each side. When I used the thermometer with that timing the burgers were 140, which was perfect!) Transfer burgers to paper towel lined plate and let drain, about 30 seconds per side.  Spread tartar sauce (which is amazing!) on bun bottoms, then place burgers and lettuce on top.  Cover with bun tops.  Serve and Enjoy!!

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