Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined

  2. 1 egg

  3. 1 garlic clove, peeled

  4. 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs , plus more as needed

  5. 1 poblano chile , roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded, and diced

  6. 1 teaspoon sea salt

  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  8. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  9. 1 Hass avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled

  10. 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  11. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  12. 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled

  13. 1 serrano chile , stemmed, halved and seeded

  14. 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves

  15. Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  16. 6 hamburger buns, split in half

  17. 3 medium tomatoes, sliced

  18. 6 lettuce leaves or a mixture of baby lettuce leaves

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Burgers:

  2. In a food processor , combine the shrimp, egg, cilantro, garlic, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, poblano chile, salt, and pepper. Process until the mixture is a coarse puree. Form the mixture into 6 patties and set aside (if the mixture is too wet, add additional bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture can be molded easily).

  3. Put a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Brush the patties with vegetable oil and grill until golden, about 3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness.

  4. Avocado Aioli:

  5. Scoop the avocado pulp into the bowl of a food processor. Add the mayonnaise , lime juice, garlic cloves , serrano chile and cilantro. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  6. To assemble:

  7. Serve the shrimp burgers on buns, topped with a dollop of avocado aioli, sliced tomato, and lettuce.


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