This Paleo-fied burger is super-duper tasty. It has the perfect balance of sweet, savory, salty, and spicy. Paul & I ate it over lettuce instead of with a bun.
I'm not the biggest shrimp fan, I could take it or leave it--I think it's a texture thing. It's sort of like what I would imagine eating eyeballs to be like. Sort of crunchy, sort of soft. I really like the flavor of shrimp, though. In this recipe the shrimp is chopped in a food processor so you get the flavor without the eyeball texture--which for me, is a win. This recipe is super adaptable--you could ditch the shrimp and go for any white fish, and swap out the peach for pineapple or mango.
Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Coconut Cream & Peach Salsa
makes 2 larger burgers
adapted from here.
1 pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
1/3 cup coconut flour (you could use almond flour)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 avocado, sliced for topping
Chipotle Coconut Cream
1/2 cup coconut cream (the fat from the top of a can of full fat coconut)
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 lime, juiced
Coconut Peach Salsa
2 ripe peaches, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons toasted unsweetened coconut (make sure there’s no added sugar!)
2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
2 tablespoons cilantro, finely diced
1/2 lime, juiced
salt + pepper to taste
1. Add shrimp to a food processor and pulse until chopped. Transfer to a bowl and add egg, panko, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and basil. Mix until combined, then form into patties (form tightly with your hands, trying to prevent cracking).
2. Heat a skillet oven medium heat and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Cook patties until golden on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat with remaining burgers.
Chipotle Coconut Cream:
In a bowl, stir together coconut cream, chipotle powder, lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread on top of burgers, then layer with avocado and peach salsa!
Stir all ingredients together and serve on top of burgers!
Enjoy, my friends!