Tuesday, August 07, 2007


Rock Shrimp Burgers., originally uploaded by razzieswirl.

I'm going to be frank. It's been about a month since I made these. I used a recipe I found on the food network site. The recipe was for Rock Shrimp Burgers with Wasabi Mayo. Sounds great right? Not so much. I hated them. The roomie and Lauren seemed to like my version and the Wasabi version. I hated the Wasabi burger. I really thought it was disgusting. This coming from a girl who LOVES wasabi, and fish. Maybe it's because the burger itself was missing any kind of asian flare. It was just literally egg, rockshrimp, salt and parsley. Fine, but not when your pairing it with wasabi. The flavor of the burger was more reminiscent of the Northwest (where I preside) and therefore in my opinion, should be paired with something that drew from the same flavor arena.

My solultion? Garlic, lemon mayo. Tomato. And slowly caramelized onion (if you know me, you know caramelized onions and I have a deep rooted love affair). I was very satisfied with my take on these burgers. I could've eaten a million. They're reach, and tasty and such wonderful little delights.

I will post the recipe for the burgers, and the garlic mayo. If you want to try your hand at the wasabi mayo I'll let you seek that out on your own. Just go to www.foodnetwork.com and recipe search Wasabi Rock Shrimp Burgers.

Happy flavor hunting!

Recipe: Garlic Mayo


1/4 cup mayo
4 garlic cloves (we like it really spicy here, less if you don't)
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
sprinkle of lemon zest


1. Mix all 4 ingredients in a little dish. Spread on all sorts of burgers, sandwiches, panninis (you get my drift).

Recipe: Rock Shrimp Burgers

1 pound rock shrimp
1 egg
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Hamburger buns, for serving
Tomato slices, or cherry tomato slices, for mini-burgers, for serving


1. Heat your grill.
2. Process half the shrimp with the egg.
3. Coarsely chop the remaining shrimp and put it into a bowl.
4. Add the processed shrimp and the parsley, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form them into patties.
6. Grill them on medium heat until cooked through, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. (You can also fry them in a skillet with a little oil.)

Place on buns with your own fixins, and enjoy!