Shrimp And Scallop Burger Recipe

Jun 26, 2012 4:01 pm

Summertime: A healthy burger recipe with shellfish

seafood burgers
Photo: Ann Stratton
Make a burger with shrimp, scallops and Asian flare for a lighter take on a summer essential.
 

There are a lot of options when it comes to summertime burger recipes. You may not want the heaviness of a beef patty, but a turkey burger may deliver in the flavor department. That's where the shrimp and scallop burger comes in. With bright Asian flavors and a delicate texture that features the protein you crave in a much more sophisticated form, it's definitely a burger recipe to add to the list. Add a squirt of sriracha or dollop of fresh guacamole and serve on top of a salad or in a bun for a light lunch or dinner.

Oh, and even though it doesn't call for grilling in the recipe we just thought we'd mention again: don't grill these. They'll fall apart before you can say "mollusk." A quick pan-fry will do the trick.

Servings: 4

Ingredients

12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 sea scallops
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
1 cup scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons mirin
3 tablespoons soy sauce
vegetable oil
Directions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
  2. Coarsely chop the shrimp and scallops in a food processor—do not overprocess.
  3. Transfer the seafood to a bowl and mix with the garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame oil, mirin, and soy sauce. Mold into four 1½- inch-thick burgers.
  4. Heat a little vegetable oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the burgers on both sides until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, until cooked through.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
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