Chili Shrimp Burgers with Grilled Onion and Avocado Mayo

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Serves 4 


Makes 4

The burgers

1lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1 tbsp finely minced jalapeno

2 tbsp finely minced cilantro stems

1 tsp chili powder

½ tsp salt

1 egg

1/3 cup bread crumbs



1 red onion, sliced into ¼” slices

1 tbsp canola oil

2 avocados

¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp lime juice

2 tbsp plain yogurt

4 buns

4 slices of cooked bacon (optional)


  1. Chop half of the shrimp into small ¼” chunks and finely mince the other half.
  2. Add all the shrimp along with the green onions, jalapeno, cilantro, chili powder, salt, egg and bread crumbs to a bowl and mix until it begins to hold together. 
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form each portion into a patty. Place shrimp burgers on a sheet of parchment and store in the fridge, covered, for a minimum of 30min.
  4. Add the avocado, salt, lime juice and plain yogurt to a bowl (or mini food processor) and mash until smooth and creamy. 
  5. Preheat a BBQ or indoor grill to 400F.  Cook the shrimp burgers for 4-5min per side, until they are firm and cooked through.
  6. Brush the onion slices with canola oil and place on the BBQ, cook for 10min, turning once or twice until the onions are soft and brown.
  7. Split the buns in half and toast on the BBQ.


To assemble.

  • Dollop a good amount of avocado mayo on the bottom bun, top with a shrimp burger followed by grilled onions and bacon (if using).


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