Shrimp and burger aren't usually words that go side by side, but trust me: you will be so happy if you make these

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Serves 4

You will need:

For the mayo:

1⁄2 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

For the burgers:

1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 large egg, lightly beaten

23 cup panko bread crumbs

2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder

1⁄4 cup canola oil

4 brioche buns, lightly toasted

1 tomato, sliced

lettuce leaves

1 avocado, sliced

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and Old Bay. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Coarsely chop 1⁄2 of the shrimp.
  3. Put the remaining shrimp in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the chopped and purée shrimp with the egg, bread crumbs, scallions, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic powder; mix well.
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, then shape into 4 patties.
  6. Place on a plate and refrigerate for 10 minutes longer.
  7. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  8. Add the patties and cook for 3–4 minutes per side, until the shrimp is opaque throughout.
  9. Spread the buns with mayo and add the burgers, topped with tomato, lettuce, and avocado.
  10. Serve immediately.


Make extra Old Bay mayo: it's delicious on just about everything!

Photography by Alexandra Grablewski

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