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Tropical Shrimp Burgers

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.

Shrimp Burger

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Serves: 8

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!)

For topping:

-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!!

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