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Epic Shrimp Burgers

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 126
Protein 21g
Fat 7g
Carbs 2g
Total Time


Hey there fit foodie! I want to show you an epic burger recipe that I have been working on right here in my kitchen. Whether you want to showcase it for a Valentines day date, or just treat yourself after a week of hard work, this shrimp burger will make you coming back for more. I know you’re probably tired of third party digital ads hitting you with recipes that just don’t work for your personal goals, so I’m here to show you ones that can. Read on below for tips and tricks to make this recipe a success in your kitchen.

 

Rather than mincing the shrimp by hand, I throw all the ingredients into a food processor so that it is a breeze to make the patties. Sometimes chopping by hand will have them falling apart on the grill, so to avoid that I make sure that it is a smooth paste before adding the finely chopped bell pepper. Unlike some other burger patty recipes, I don’t use bread crumbs in the mixture to keep it as low carb as possible. If you want to omit carbs altogether, instead of a gluten free burger bun, use portobello mushroom caps. A squeeze of lime juice or a pinch of lemon zest for garnish will add a bright burst of flavor.

 

Since the shrimp burger patty freezes well, you can lay them between sheets of wax paper and freeze them raw or cooked. This way you can make these burgers any night of the week, any time the craving hits you. High protein and low fat, what could be better?

                

If you enjoyed this easy shrimp burger recipe, please send me a message or drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how my recipes have changed your ideas of what healthy food could be. To me, nothing is more important than making it easy for you to reach your weight loss and fitness goals while also eating tasty and filling food. Be happy and healthy!

 

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Epic Shrimp Burgers

Ingredients

Shrimp burger ingredients for 3 large patties:

  • 1 lb peeled & deveined raw shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh green onion
  • 1 finely chopped (red) bell pepper
  • fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • pinches of sea salt & pepper
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

Buns:

  • gluten-free buns OR
  • grilled portobello mushrooms (for a lower carb option)

Garnish:

  • mashed avocado
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • sprouts*
Steps
  1. Set the grill temperature to about 200F.
  2. Add burger ingredients (except for the bell pepper and green onion) to a food processor or blender and pulse until you make minced shrimp.  Once the mince is made, dump it in a bowl then add chopped bell pepper and green onion (and any other crispy veggie of your choice).
  3. Form patties and place them in the fridge for about 20 minutes before placing them on the grill.
  4. Place the burgers on the grill and cook them for about 15 to 20 minutes, about 8 to 10 minutes each side.  I personally like to smoke these patties so the temperature should be a little lower so you can cook them longer.
  5. Remove the gills from large portobello mushroom caps, brush them with olive oil and place them on . Grill for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Assemble the burger. Devour. Boom.

Approximate macros for 1 of 3 shrimp burger patties:

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Calories
126
Protein
21g
Fat
7g
Carbs
2g
Sodium
-
Fiber
0g
Sugar
0g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.