barbeque shrimp burger on a bun with tomato

Barbeque Shrimp Burgers

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    Shrimp, garlic, scallions, red peppers, and barbeque sauce combined into deliciously juicy burgers! Pescartarian-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free burgers for your next summer BBQ!


    Who else is getting pumped for warmer weather? I love barbeque season! Fresh air, the smell of the grill, the sun warming your skin, it doesn't get any better than that! Well now it can, with these delicious barbeque shrimp burgers! These are pretty easy to make and are a great option for when you’re craving a burger but want something light and fresh. 

    I love pairing my shrimp burgers with a whole wheat bun, a drizzle of extra barbeque sauce, tomato, and some mixed greens.

    ingredients for BBQ shrimp burgers

    What Ingredients are Needed for Barbeque Shrimp Burgers?

    Shrimp: I used frozen cooked, peeled, and tail off shrimp that I thawed in a bath of warm water for a few minutes. Tip: make sure you’re weighing the shrimp to 1.5lbs when they are thawed, not frozen.

    Scallions, Minced Garlic, Red Pepper: 2 scallions, ¼ cup of chopped red pepper, and 1 tbsp of minced garlic pulverized together in the food processor as part of our shrimp burger filling.

    Lemon Juice: Fresh or from a bottle (but make sure it’s not from concentrate or have any added sugars).

    Barbeque Sauce: Any barbeque sauce you like! I used Trader Joe’s Carolina Gold.

    ingredients unmixed for shrimp burgers

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    bbq shrimp burgers formed but uncooked

    How to Make Barbeque Shrimp Burgers

    Step One: Puree half of the shrimp in a food processor until pulverized and then transfer to a large bowl.

    Step Two: Puree the garlic, bell pepper, scallions, lemon juice, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper. Add to the bowl with the processed shrimp.

    Step Three: Roughly chop the remaining shrimp into about ¼ inch pieces and add to the bowl with the other ingredients. Mix with a spatula until all ingredients are fully combined.

    Step Four: Using your hands, form into 5 equal-sized patties and place in the fridge to chill and set for 1 hour. Be sure not to skip the chilling time or else the burgers will fall apart when cooking!

    Step Five: Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp burgers and cook on each side for approximately 5-6 minutes.

    Step Six: Assemble the shrimp burgers on your bun with desired toppings and enjoy!

    barbeque shrimp burger on a bun with tomato

    Barbeque Shrimp Burgers

    Shrimp, garlic, scallions, red peppers, and barbeque sauce combined into deliciously juicy burgers! Pescartarian-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free burgers for your next summer BBQ!


    Prep time: 1 hr, 15 min |

    Cook time: 10 min |

    Total time: 1 hr, 25 min

    Cuisine: American |

    Serves: 5

    Ingredients:

    • 1.5lbs, shrimp, peeled, deveined, and divided
    • 1 tbsp, minced garlic
    • ¼ cup, red bell pepper, chopped small
    • 2 scallions, chopped small
    • 1 tsp, lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp, barbeque sauce
    • ¼ tsp, salt
    • ¼ tsp, black pepper
    • 2 tbsp, coconut oil
    • 4 hamburger buns
    • Optional toppings: sliced tomato, lettuce leaf, sliced onion, barbeque sauce

    Directions:

    1. Puree half of the shrimp in a food processor until pulverized, transfer to a large bowl.
    2. Puree the garlic, bell pepper, scallions, lemon juice, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper. Add to the bowl with the processed shrimp.
    3. Roughly chop the remaining shrimp into about ¼ inch pieces and add to the bowl with the other ingredients. Mix with a spatula until all ingredients are fully combined.
    4. Using your hands, form into 5 equal-sized patties and place in the fridge to chill and set for 1 hour*.
    5. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp burgers and cook on each side for approximately 5-6 minutes.
    6. Assemble the shrimp burgers on your bun with desired toppings and enjoy!
    Notes:
    1. *Don’t skip this step or else the burgers will fall apart when cooking!
    2. Leftover shrimp burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days
    3. To make this recipe gluten-free, use a certified gluten-free bun or serve shrimp burger over a bed of mixed greens. Make sure you’re using a BBQ sauce that is also gluten-free!
    4. Shrimp burgers can be grilled following the same instructions as stove top or air fried at 375° F for 5 minutes each side.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 burger

    Serves 5


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 179
    Total Fat 2g
      Saturated Fat 0g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 272mg
    Sodium 947mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4g
      Dietary Fiber 1g
      Sugars 3g
    Protein 34g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Barbeque Shrimp Burgers

    (Nutrition facts do not include burger buns or optional toppings)


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Main Entrees

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    Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Shrimp Burgers, Grilled Burgers, Barbeque, Pescatarian


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