Thai Shrimp Burgers

4.5
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This Asian-inspired burger is seasoned with fresh ginger, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and peanut sauce. Serve in a pita with peanut-flavored slaw mix.

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Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp, peeled

  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 6 tablespoons minced cilantro

  • 3 Green Onions, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup Thai peanut sauce

  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups slaw mix

  • 4 small (4 inch) pita breads

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.

For gas grill

About 20 minutes before serving, preheat grill with all burners on high for about 10 minutes. Use a wire brush to clean rack, then use tongs to wipe a rag soaked in vegetable oil over it. Close lid and let reheat. Add burgers; cook, covered, until opaque, about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side.

Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

479 Calories
19g Fat
33g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 479
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 262mg 87%
Sodium 828mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 630mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.