Puerto Vallarta-style shrimp burgers with avocado aioli
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Rating:
5.0 (1 rated)
Servings:
Yield: 6 servings; prep time: 20 minutes; cook time: 6 to 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the shrimp burgers:

    • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1 garlic clove, peeled
    • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 poblano chile, roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and diced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
    • 6 lettuce leaves or a mixture of baby lettuce leaves
  • For the avocado aioli:

    • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
    • 1 garlic clove, peeled
    • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 poblano chile, roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and diced
    • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
    • 3 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
    • 6 lettuce leaves or a mixture of baby lettuce leaves
    • 1 Haas avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    • 2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
    • 1 serrano chile, cut in half and seeded
    • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Preparation

Baking Directions:

To make the shrimp burgers:Divide the shrimp in half. Coarsely chop one half and set aside. Put remaining half in a food processor and grind to a coarse puree. Add egg, cilantro and garlic to processor. Process until smooth. Sprinkle mixture with breadcrumbs and process again. Transfer contents of food processor to a large bowl. Add coarsely chopped shrimp, poblano chile and onion. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix well. Chill for 15 minutes. Form patties or "burgers" and set aside. Heat oil in a heavy skillet. When very hot, fry the shrimp burgers until golden, about 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Drain on paper towels.To make the avocado aioli:Scoop the avocado pulp into the bowl of a food processor. Add the mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic cloves, serrano chile, cilantro, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. Check and adjust seasoning. To assemble:Serve shrimp burgers on buns, topped with a dollop of avocado aioli, sliced tomato and lettuce.