Healthy Shrimp Burger

Healthy Shrimp Burger
Staff Writer
Victoria Barton

Shrimp is low in fat, which makes for a healthy burger protein. When using shrimp, however, it’s important to make sure to add the right seasonings. This recipe is packed with flavorful spices like Old Bay, making this burger not only nourishing, but delicious, too.

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5
Servings
269
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the burger

  • 1 Pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 Cups stale bread crumbs or vermicelli noodles
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

For the spread and to assemble

  • 1/4 Cup light canola oil mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 1 1/2 avocados
  • 1 loaf whole wheat bread

Directions

For the burger

Place the shrimp in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse around 4 times until it becomes coarse chunks. If using vermicelli, boil beforehand as usual, and chop into half inch long pieces. 

Then, remove the shrimp from the food processor and put into a large bowl with breadcrumbs or vermicelli. Add egg whites, Old Bay, and scallions. Mix until combined.

Form into 4-inch patties, and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Cook the patties in a large skillet, using 2 tablespoons olive oil for each batch. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes without disturbing.

For the spread and to assemble

Mix together the mayonnaise, white vinegar, and Sriracha. Set aside.

Slice the bread  into ½ inch slices, and toast. Slice the avocados, and use a quarter for each burger. Lay the avocado slices on top of the shrimp burger patty and assemble between brioche slices, spreading the mayonnaise sauce on one side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
51mg
5%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
15µg
1%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
41mg
6%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
192mg
13%
Water
92g
3%

Healthy Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Healthy Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.