Jun 3, 2014

Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers



If I can't be in paradise, at least I can bring a little paradise to my backyard with these grilled shrimp burgers topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce – just under 300 calories!

It's June and the weather is getting hot out there, which means most of my dinners are being cooked outside on the grill. Last year I created a shrimp jalapeno patty which I modified slightly to come up with this Hawaiian inspired burger. I found making the burgers ahead of time and keeping them refrigerated before grilling helped them maintain their shape perfectly and I had no issues with them sticking to the grill.


They only take a few minutes to grill on each side and you can grill the pineapples at the same time. This recipes makes 8, but if you want to halve it, you can certainly make enough for 4, although I would probably keep the teriyaki sauce as is and use it for another day.


I served these on whole wheat potato buns but you can skip the bun and serve it over lettuce if you wish to go low-carb.



Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 burger • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts
Calories: 292 • Fat: 3 g • Carb: 38 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 31 g • Sugar: 19 g
Sodium: 723 mg • Cholesterol: 172 mg

Ingredients:

For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, very fine
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

For the shrimp burgers:

  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup panko 
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicy)

For topping:

  • 8 slices fresh pineapple, cored
  • 8 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (I used Martin's)
  • 8 lettuce leaves


Directions:

For the teriyaki sauce:  Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.

Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes. Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the shrimp:



Dry shrimp well with a paper towel then place the shrimp in the food processor along with garlic then pulse a few times until almost pasty. Combine the shrimp in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Using rubber gloves (easier with gloves), form shrimp into 8 patties. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.



Heat the grill over medium-high heat and brush the grates with oil. Add the shrimp burgers to the heated grill and cook 6 minutes on each side. While the shrimp burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.


To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each burger bun. Top with the cooked burger and 1-1/2 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.

68 comments :

  1. The nutrition info is just for the patty, sauce and pineapple (not the bun) right?

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    1. Nutritional info includes the bun...yay

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  2. I just had the best shrimp burger at the Blue Canoe in Greenport! I was so excited to see this recipe - thanks so much, I will be making it this week!!!

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  3. Yum!! Definitely will be trying these out this summer!

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  4. Love the addition of the grilled pineapple. Looks like paradise in every bite!

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  5. Can you buy shrimp already peeled and deveined? I honestly suck at cooking shrimp so I never buy it. Help!

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    1. Yes, you can get it fresh from the seafood counter at your local grocery store.

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    2. I have been near that seafood counter early in the morning and it isn't fresh. They take the frozen bags from the display in the freezer bin in front of the seafood counter and dump it into the "fish display" over ice and it thaws by the time you come to buy it. Might as well buy the frozen bag and thaw when you are ready to use it.

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    3. They sell frozen peeled and deveined shrimp in a bag in my supermarket, that's usually what I buy.

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  6. I did this with ground chicken and it was fantastic - can't wait to try it with shrimp!

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  7. I don't think I'd do this with shrimp, but will try the sauce and grilled pineapple on a turkey burger :-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  8. These look so tasty! I loved your Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger so I will definitely be giving these a try!!

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  9. Grilling really brings out the sweetness in pineapple. I bet it is tropically delicious on these shrimp burgers! Your teriyaki sauce would be great on any kind of grilled burger. :)

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  10. Really nice and so great for summer. Blessings, Catherine

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  11. Would this recipe work with salmon?

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  12. Can you freeze these? If so, raw or cooked?

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    1. I have this same question. I will make these...SOON! Thanks.

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    2. Why not? I'd probably try to freeze raw because shrimp take no time to cook and you don't want them overcooked by reheating.

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    3. You're not supposed to re-freeze defrosted shrimp, so I am not sure.

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  13. Can't wait to make these this weekend. They sound awesome!

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  14. Oh man, these look banging!!

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  15. Oh my these are like a favorite explosion! Pinning these bad boys for later! I can always use a dish to remind me of Hawaii!

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  16. I'm not exactly a shrimp person but I am making these with chicken! Oh my God, I think I drooled all over my screen looking at those grilled pineapples and that Teriyaki sauce. Omg... the way it drips down that patty, I WANT!!!!!!!!!

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  17. I think I just melted a little! hah, reading the "aloha" bit first put a smile on my face for some reason, I suppose it's just one of those words!
    I have never thought to make prawn burgers! I once made prawn meatballs and they turned out deliciously though, so this only make sense. The teriyaki sauce sounds so delicious, never knew it was as easy as that! Thanks for the recipe :) Let the barbecue season commense! x

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  18. I love this recipe so much. Pineapple is one of my favourite tropical fruit. I can’t believe I’ve never considered to add pineapple on my burger ;-)

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  19. What can I switch out to make this GF? Sounds so good...

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  20. oh man these look amazing! you are so talented.

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  21. I just broke my food processor.. I wonder if I can still do this if I chop the shrimp into tiny pieces. This is too yummy to wait!

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    1. Sure if you chop it fine it should work.

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  22. This looks fabulous, Gina. You are amazing.

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  23. Gina, did you say there was jalapeño in these? I don't see it on the ingredient list. Sounds delicious!

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  24. Those look amazing! I will be trying them soon and then I'll be back to comment! Thanks, Gina, for sharing your awesome talent with us!

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  25. Brilliant...can't wait to make them....

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  26. These look soo freaking good! I must try it, huge fan of shrimp and pineapples!

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  27. Really want to make these. What would go good with them? Maybe some rice or a salad? Any skinnytaste recipes anyone could recommend as a side dish with this?

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    1. I would probably do some sweet potato fries or wedges baked in the oven, but that's just me!

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  28. I know my husband would not eat these, but they sound absolutely wonderful - and that's even though I'm not really a fan of pineapple. Or shrimp, either, for that matter. See how you can influence people?… :-)

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  29. Looks delicious!! My family is going to love these! Thanks for the recipe!!

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  30. can you sub anything else for the panko? gluten allergy over here

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  31. Looks awesome! Think I'll try this on the weekend!

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  32. I am sharing this post with my followers and then heading to the market and grabbing some shrimp to try this recipe out this weekend! I'm always looking for fresh new ways to try my homemade banana mango ketchup and this shrimp burger will be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Made them last night, they came out really good...but how do I get them to stay together in more of a burger? I ended up grilling them on foil because they wouldn't stay. I only let them sit for 15 minutes or so...maybe that's the trick, let them sit longer? will try that next time.

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    1. Yes, they need to be refrigerated longer, otherwise I would make them on a skillet. But refrigerating them for a while helps them hold together, I mention this in the directions.

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  34. I don't like spicy food. Would the sriracha sauce make it spicy?

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    1. Siracha is a Thai hot sauce that is very spicy. I wouldn't use it if you are avoiding spice.

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  35. Any idea if this would work with pre-cooked frozen shrimp?

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  36. made these yesterday and unfortunately they tasted like rubber -- not sure what I did wrong -- the teriyaki sauce, however was wonderful!!!

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    1. How do you thaw your shrimp? I find that thawing them in the fridge or a ziplock bag in some water is the best way to retain their flavor. Running them directly under cold water at any point seems to zap away their flavor for me.

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    2. I thaw them overnight in the fridge.

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  37. The hubby and I made these last night and all I can say is we will be making these a million times during the summer! I can not wait to grill these bad boys up for some company :)

    They were extremely flavorful (though we left out the sriracha since I don't like spicy foods) and held together beautifully. We left them in the fridge for an hour or so. Had this with some freshly brewed pomegranate iced tea and I was in my own little paradise at the dinner table.

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  38. These look and sound great...can't wait to fire up the grill!

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  39. Made these last night after letting the shrimp patties sit overnight in the fridge. For sides we just had corn and sliced avocados and tomatoes. They were fabulous and a hit at my house!

    Anybody know what the calorie count of the teriyaki sauce is by itself? (Or the burger minus the teriyaki sauce.)

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  40. These look amazing and so creative! I love making your own burgers from scratch for a healthier meal. I just made my version of a healthy burger over at my blog too: http://thesweetseed.com/2014/06/10/lean-apple-fennel-chicken-burgers/

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  41. It looks amazingly great, I want to taste it.

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  42. These burgers were delicious... As turkey burgers! I later used the remaining sauce as a glaze for salmon. Both meals were amazing. Thanks, Gina, for another fantastic recipe! I'm so excited about your cookbook!

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  43. I made these yesterday ... delicious!! Thank you for such a easy and healthy recipe. I am going to use the remaining sauce for salmon tonight.

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  44. do you think this would be good with salmon instead of shrimp?

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  45. Sounds like a great recipe, I can’t wait to try it! I make Shrimp Burgers with a similar recipe which included some lime zest. I pan fried them in a little garlic butter and served them on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and avocado…..what a hit!!

    The good news-bad news is that you have to prepare and eat them in short order. They are good cold and sort of OK when nuked. Best when hot and sizzling.

    While cruising the net, I came across Chef Big Shake’s Original Shrimp Burgers from www.TheQuickShipWarehouse.com . They come frozen and have a year shelf life. Pretty easy to prepare and quite good which makes it nice when the spirit moves you.

    After cooking, we squeeze a little fresh lime on them and add the avocado. Voilà!

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  46. Holy cow, Gina, I love your recipes and honestly, lately I've been cooking them almost exclusively. But this one takes the cake!! I made extra for leftovers and my husband immediately threw the extras on the grill to eat tonight, ha. My only sadness is that peeled shrimp is so expensive, but I'll probably still make this every single week this summer. THANK YOU!

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    1. Oh, also, for what it's worth to other readers - I skipped the teriyaki recipe. I'm sure it's fantastic but I have some good bottled stuff. Didn't want to turn the stove on in the hot weather.

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  47. OMG - so good! I get so nervous making burgers out of other things for fear of them falling apart. Everything about this makes me want this NOW!!

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  48. Just made these for dinner tonight and they were amazing! I have been cooking several of the recipes here and have been impressed with ALL of them. Thanks for the healthy perspective!

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    1. Yes, I'm new to this blog, and so far, am not disappointed with the recipes!

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  49. Could I use ground ginger in place of the grated ginger for this recipe?

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  50. Okay, yum, this sounds near perfect! Thank you for sharing. Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME

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  51. Do you keep the tails on ?

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