Here’s an awesome idea for a tropical weekend dinner. It’s unique, healthy, delicious and just under 300 calories! And surprise, it’s an unconventional “burger”!! So if you love seafood then here’s a recipe for you.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Calories: 292 kcal per serving
For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:
-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
-1/4 cup cold water
-1/4 cup -low sodium soy sauce
-1/2 cup pineapple juice
-3 tbsp brown sugar
-1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger
-1 small clove garlic, minced
For the shrimp burgers:
-2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1/2 cup chopped scallions
-1 tsp fresh grated ginger
-1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
-1/4 cup panko
-1 tsp sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicy!)
-8 slices fresh pineapple
-8 whole wheat buns (100 calories buns)
-8 lettuce leaves
For the teriyaki sauce:
Combine the cornstarch and cold water and mix until combined. Set aside.
Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in a saucepan over medium-low heat until boiling. Reduce heat to low and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 minutes.
Add the cornstarch mix to the sauce and thicken for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
For the shrimp:
Dry your shrimp as much as possible with a paper towel and then place into a food processor with the garlic, and process until it reaches a paste like consistency.
Combine the shrimp mixture with your remaining ingredients and then form into 8 patties. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Place the shrimp burgers on a lightly oiled grill on medium-high heat and cook for 6 minutes per side.
While the shrimp burgers are cooking, place the pineapple slices on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
To serve place the topping ingredients on the bun and top with the shrimp burger and pineapple slices. Top the burger with 1 1/2 tbsp of the teriyaki sauce. Enjoy!!
Recipe and photo courtesy of: Skinnytaste.com