Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Refrigerating Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 45 mins
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!
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.
Serving: 1burger, Calories: 292kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 723mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 19g
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 7