Shrimp Burgers with Jalapeno Remoulade

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Shrimp Burgers with Jalapeno Remoulade are a tasty New Orleans-inspired alternative to traditional beef burgers.  A jalapeno remoulade is the perfect, delicious accompaniment!

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Happy National Burger Day!  While I love a good, classic beef burger, these Shrimp Burgers with Jalapeno Remoulade are a tasty alternative.

When I saw this shrimp burger recipe in a recent Cuisine at Home magazine, I knew it would be perfect with my “go-to” remoulade that I make for my clients whenever I prepare certain fish or seafood dishes.

What is remoulade?

A remoulade has French origins and is usually aioli or mayonnaise-based.  It’s similar to a tartar sauce and pairs well with fish and seafood dishes.  One of the main ingredients is something pickled such as cucumbers or capers.

We always have pickled jalapenos in the pantry so instead of the traditional pickles or capers, I used our pickled jalapenos.  We loved the spicy result!

Photo of pickled jalapenos in glass jar.

Tips for making shrimp burgers:

A food processor makes quick work of both components of this dish–the remoulade and the shrimp burgers.

  • First, combine the remoulade ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until needed
  • Because you did the remoulade first, don’t worry about washing out the food processor.  Mince the vegetables then the shrimp and you’re on your way!
  • Double the recipe, form into mini cakes and these make a great appetizer!
  • The shrimp burgers need to be chilled before cooking so they hold together better when being cooked.  Simply form into burgers, then place in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or refrigerate at least 30-45 minutes.

Serve with oven-baked French fries seasoned with your favorite Cajun seasoning blend and a good brew on the side.  Enjoy!

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Shrimp Burgers with Jalapeno Remoulade

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By: Carol | From A Chef’s Kitchen
Shrimp Burgers with Jalapeno Remoulade are a tasty New Orleans-inspired alternative to traditional beef burgers.  A jalapeno remoulade is the perfect, delicious accompaniment!
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 746 kcal

Ingredients
  

Remoulade

  • 1/2 stalk celery - coarsely chopped
  • 2 scallions - white and light green part only, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish - or to taste
  • 1 heaping tablespoon coarsely chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian or sweet paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste

Burgers

  • 1/2 stalk celery - coarsely chopped
  • 4 scallions - white and light green part only, coarsely chopped
  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces large shrimp - (8 ounces after 16-20 count), peeled, deveined and tails removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 hamburger buns - halved, brushed with melted butter and lightly toasted
  • Lettuce leaves

Instructions
 

Remoulade

  • Combine remoulade ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth; transfer to a bowl and refrigerate.

Burgers

  • Combine celery, scallion and lemon zest is a food processor. Pulse until minced.
  • Add shrimp and pulse until minced. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add panko, mayonnaise, Old Bay, and Tabasco sauce.
  • Form mixture into 2 patties approximately 3/4-inch thick, place on a plate and chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes or in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp burgers, reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes per side or until firm and cooked through to an internal temperature of 155 degrees.
  • Serve on toasted buns with lettuce and remoulade.

Notes

Prep time includes chilling time.
MAKE AHEAD:  Shrimp burgers may be formed and refrigerated up to 24 hours.  You can also sear then remove to a plate to cool, cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.  Then reheat in the oven until heated and cooked through.
FREEZER-FRIENDLY:  Cooked burgers can be frozen 1-2 months.  No need to thaw but if you wish to thaw, that in the refrigerator.  Reheat in a 350-degree oven until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 | Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 33g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 1609mg | Potassium: 476mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1771IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 4mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you’re using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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