Friday, August 15, 2014

shrimp burger made! kitchen!

Shrimp Burger Made Easy
With lettuce, sliced tomato, and avocado
As you bite into it - the sweet juicy shrimps dribbles down
and you must be quick enough to catch it with your tongue
and savor its deliciousness!


30 pieces of medium size shrimps
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
1 bunch of green onions - finely chopped
1/4 cup of red bell peppers - finely chopped
1/2 cup of celery - finely chopped (give those babies a bit of crunch!)
*2 cloves garlic - finely chopped -OPTIONAL
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 to 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (more if you are brave enough)
1 large beaten egg
2-3 cups Panko
2 teaspoon of my amazing dry rub - (check previous posting 2010) or your favorite seasoning

In a food processor or blender (make sure to brush the inside thoroughly with olive oil to keep the shrimps from sticking to the sides and to the blade) - pulse half of the shrimps to mush them up a little. Roughly chopped the rest and combine with the ground shrimps in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate.
Sautee the celery, bell peppers, and garlic (if any) in a hot oil until welted a little for about 2 minutes and let cool.
Combine the shrimps, bell, peppers, celery, cayenne pepper; 1 cup of panko, and the beated egg mixing and combining thorougly with spatula in a large bowl (brush the inside of the bowl before hand with oil thoroughly - to keep the shrimps from sticking- you will thank me for this).
Form into desired size patties about 2 tablespoons each (if you think the mixture is still too wet to form a patty - go ahead and add a little more panko) - dredge each patty in the remaining 1 cup of panko. You may add more panko if necessary. Chill for at least an hour.

Slowly slide each patty in a hot pan with vegetable oil until both sides are golden and crispy. Do not crowd the pan. Brown for about 3-4  minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel and keep warm.

Serve on a bun with layering of lettuce, tomato, avocado, and luxuriously drizzled with spicy aioli mayonnaise.   

Spicy Aioli Mayo:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Sriracha or chili paste (add more according to your taste)
Juice of one lime
salt and pepper
1 tsp. garlic paste (or 2 cloves of garlic mashed to submission)
Optional: 1-2 tablespoon of honey or organic agave

Another lovely idea - combine shrimps and scallops; follow the above recipe and you will discover another heavenly taste!