Grilled shrimp burgers topped with grilled pineapple and a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce – just under 300 calories!
As the weather gets warm, 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 healthy, Hawaiian inspired burger.
How To Make Shrimp Burgers
Making the shrimp patties ahead of time and keeping them refrigerated before grilling helps maintain their shape perfectly, 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.
What To Serve With Shrimp Burgers:
I served these on whole wheat potato buns but you can skip the bun and serve it over lettuce for a low-carb option. Corn on the Cobb or a simple homemade slaw would also make a great side.
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Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers
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
- 8 slices fresh pineapple, cored
- 8 whole wheat 100 calorie buns, I used Martin's
- 8 lettuce leaves
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.
85 comments on “Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers”
I made skinny taste meals at least 4x a week and have yet to have one that wasn’t delicious and this one was a complete disappointment. Followed the recipe to a tee and the burger was horrible. Had a funky taste, all you tasted was the shrimp and it wasn’t even a pleasant taste. I would say it was the shrimp was off BUT I used frozen shrimp I had used the day before (you know grocery store brand bought in a 5lb bag) and I know they were fine. The best part about the burger was the pineapple and the teriyaki sauce. The shrimp burger itself completely ruined it. I plan to retry recipe with variation using ground Turkey instead as I did a regular beef version last summer before I was dieting
Excited to try this but was disappointed that the refrigeration time was not included in the prep time listed. Thought this would be dinner but had to find an alternative as I didn’t have time to wait an hour or more
Sorry for any confusion, the refrigeration time is listed, but not in the total time- I will fix that.
These were really delicious! I used a 650g bag of frozen pre cooked small shrimp. My husband cant eat scallions so i subbed a 1/4 tsp onion powder. We dont have a grill so I pan fried them. I ran into an issue here with liquid pooling around the burgers; this may have just been from lack of proper equipment or the use of the pre cooked shrimp may have been a factor, I’m not sure. I used a turkey baster to draw out most of the water so the burgers wouldn’t get mushy. I brushed the teriyaki onto the burgers while frying them and it created a nice glaze. I used a bag of frozen pineapple chunks which I pan fried until they caramelized. Served these in wraps, and added in some grated carrot. They were a big hit, even with my picky husband. definitely a make again recipe.
Do the calories include the bun?
Yes or it would say optional.
I’ve made literally dozens of your recipes and never had one I didn’t love, but these came out with an odd, rubbery texture, but they tasted good! I am no novice cook and use shrimp at least one a week but do you think I did something wrong (over-cooked or over-processed?) Jut curious what the texture should be.
Can I substitute honey for the brown sugar?
If you wish.
Make this word for word from the recipe, and they were FANTASTIC – like good enough for fancy company fantastic. Highly recommend and didn't change a thing. Thanks Gina.
These look yummy…these are great dinner ideas
Do you keep the tails on ?
Okay, yum, this sounds near perfect! Thank you for sharing. Amybeth Hurst, Portland, ME
Could I use ground ginger in place of the grated ginger for this recipe?
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!
Yes, I'm new to this blog, and so far, am not disappointed with the recipes!
I made this tonight and it was awesome! Super flavorful, a bit time consuming—I missed that they needed to be refrigerated, so I stuck them in the freezer for a bit. The time spent was worth it because we’ll get multiple meals out of them.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
do you think this would be good with salmon instead of shrimp?
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.
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!
It looks amazingly great, I want to taste it.
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/
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.)
These look and sound great…can't wait to fire up the grill!
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.
Glad you liked them Ellysa!
made these yesterday and unfortunately they tasted like rubber — not sure what I did wrong — the teriyaki sauce, however was wonderful!!!
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.
I thaw them overnight in the fridge.
Any idea if this would work with pre-cooked frozen shrimp?
I don't like spicy food. Would the sriracha sauce make it spicy?
Siracha is a Thai hot sauce that is very spicy. I wouldn't use it if you are avoiding spice.
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.
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.
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!
Looks awesome! Think I'll try this on the weekend!
can you sub anything else for the panko? gluten allergy over here
Looks delicious!! My family is going to love these! Thanks for the recipe!!
I have used GF oatmeal or potatoes instead of panko for a lot of recipes and it’s not exactly the same but it does the job.
Fried (then ground) pork rinds are the keto version of breadcrumbs.
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?… 🙂
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?
I would probably do some sweet potato fries or wedges baked in the oven, but that's just me!
Copied from Gina’s recipe notes above the actual recipe:
“I served these on whole wheat potato buns but you can skip the bun and serve it over lettuce for a low-carb option. Corn on the Cobb or a simple homemade slaw would also make a great side.”
The reference to the “simple slaw” includes a recipe link…
These look soo freaking good! I must try it, huge fan of shrimp and pineapples!
Brilliant…can't wait to make them….
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!
Gina, did you say there was jalapeño in these? I don't see it on the ingredient list. Sounds delicious!
This looks fabulous, Gina. You are amazing.
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!
Sure if you chop it fine it should work.
oh man these look amazing! you are so talented.
What can I switch out to make this GF? Sounds so good…
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 😉
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
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!!!!!!!!!
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!
Oh man, these look banging!!
Can't wait to make these this weekend. They sound awesome!
Can you freeze these? If so, raw or cooked?
I have this same question. I will make these…SOON! Thanks.
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.
You're not supposed to re-freeze defrosted shrimp, so I am not sure.
Would this recipe work with salmon?
Really nice and so great for summer. Blessings, Catherine
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. 🙂
These look so tasty! I loved your Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger so I will definitely be giving these a try!!
I don't think I'd do this with shrimp, but will try the sauce and grilled pineapple on a turkey burger 🙂
Can I substitute wild Alaskan salmon for the shrimp in this recipe? What amount of salmon would I need?
I did this with ground chicken and it was fantastic – can't wait to try it with shrimp!
Can you buy shrimp already peeled and deveined? I honestly suck at cooking shrimp so I never buy it. Help!
Yes, you can get it fresh from the seafood counter at your local grocery store.
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.
They sell frozen peeled and deveined shrimp in a bag in my supermarket, that's usually what I buy.
Okay good to know!
Love the addition of the grilled pineapple. Looks like paradise in every bite!
Yum!! Definitely will be trying these out this summer!
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!!!
The nutrition info is just for the patty, sauce and pineapple (not the bun) right?
Nutritional info includes the bun…yay