Shrimp and Chorizo Burger
- prep time25 min
- total time 35 min
- serves 4
This burger is packed with robust flavours. Avoid seasoning with salt and pepper, the chorizo and shrimp are salty enough on their own.
Courtesy of Kristen Eppich.
1 medium chorizo sausage (about 100 g)
1 Tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
¼ cup (60 mL) roasted red peppers, chopped
½ cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
400 g (13 oz) raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
¼ cup (60 mL) cilantro, chopped
1 egg white
4 pieces leaf lettuce
4 burger buns
1. Chop chorizo into small, ¼-inch pieces. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium high. Sauté chorizo until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve.
2. Whirl peppers with mayonnaise in a food processor until smooth. Scrape into a bowl and reserve. Wipe same processor clean and add shrimp. Pulse shrimp until chunky. Scrape into a bowl. Stir in ¼ cup (60 mL) mayonnaise mixture, cilantro and egg white.
3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Scoop ½ cup (125 mL) shrimp mixture into the pan and gently press into a patty. Repeat with remaining shrimp mixture. Cook for 3 minutes, or until bottom is golden. Flip and continue cooking for 3 more minutes or until patty is set.
4. Place a piece of lettuce on each bun. Top with a shrimp burger, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) red pepper mayonnaise and sautéed chorizo.