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!
Yield: 8 servings

Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Refrigerating Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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!

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

Instructions

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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1burger, Calories: 292kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 172mg, Sodium: 723mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 19g
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 7