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Thai Shrimp Burgers

Wesly.Paul's picture
This Asian-inspired burger is seasoned with fresh ginger, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and peanut sauce. Serve in a pita with peanut-flavored slaw mix.
Ingredients
  Large shrimp 1 1⁄2 Pound (peeled)
  Garlic clove 2 Large, minced
  Minced fresh ginger 2 Tablespoon
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , minced (seeded)
  Minced cilantro 6 Tablespoon
  Green onions 3 , thinly sliced
  Thai peanut sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dry bread crumbs 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Fresh lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Coleslaw mix 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pita breads 4 Small (4 inch)
Directions

1. In a food processor, blend 1/3 of the shrimp into a paste. Add remaining shrimp; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Add garlic, ginger, jalapeno, 1/4 cup cilantro, 2 green onions, 1/4 cup peanut sauce, bread crumbs and salt; combine with a fork. Divide into 4 portions. Pat with fingertips to flatten to about 4 inches wide. Refrigerate.

2. Whisk remaining peanut sauce with lime juice and oil. Mix slaw with remaining onion and cilantro; toss with dressing. Refrigerate.

3. For charcoal grill: Build a hot fire on one side of grill. Replace rack. When coals are covered with white ash, add burgers. Cover and cook, turning only once, until opaque throughout, about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side.

4. Grill pitas until spotty brown and warm, a minute or so per side. Split crosswise. Place a burger on each of 4 pita halves. Top with slaw, then remaining pita halves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Creamy
Dish: 
Bread
Occasion: 
Christmas, Wedding
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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1 Comment

shantihhh's picture
If you have it available try some Kra chai in this recipe. Sometimes called Chinese Keys, or finger root. It is often used in seafood dishes in Thailand also a splash of nam pla-fish sauce in place of part of the salt. Love shrimp burgers, and sometimes I mix chopped pork and shrimp for a nice texture and Thai Taste.