Let’s eat dinner together!

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Dinner in the form of shrimp burgers. I’m also thinking grilled corn. And for the past two days I’ve been obsessed with the idea of a grilled corn, avocado and blueberry salad. With butter lettuce, of course. Because it’s BUTTER lettuce people. Don’t say no.

Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream and Coconut Peach Salsa I howsweeteats.com

I’m also adding in some really crunchy kettle chips, most likely because it’s 100 degrees and I am currently burnt to a crisp. Cherry red. Pink flamingo. Totally refusing to stand in front of the stove anytime soon.

And white wine… really, really crisp white wine that is ice cold.

Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream and Coconut Peach Salsa I howsweeteats.com

This is like my dream meal at the moment, darnit. I would probably pay a hefty, unreasonable amount of money for someone to bring me this burger wrapped in parchment while I sit in an adirondack chair on the beach.

It sounds very fair to me.

Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream and Coconut Peach Salsa I howsweeteats.com

So like… I guess I have this little fascination with turning some of my favorite seafood items into burgers. After the tilapia burgers – which were SO good… no, really… so, so good – I was hooked. I figured those burgers would be pretty tasty, but was blown away by how much flavor they packed and how delicious they were enveloped in a toasted whole grain bun and topped with watermelon salsa. I had no idea what I was in for. And the best part is that I actually think I like these shrimp burgers BETTER.

I ate one six days in a row since I was playing single lady and seriously? I couldn’t get enough. And we all know how bored I get. Bored of routine, bored of the same meals, bored of life in general when it doesn’t include sprinkles and glitter and sparkling cocktails. I’m secretly 12 years old.

I threw some toasted coconut in a tossed-together salsa not only to starve off my boredom, but also because coconut shrimp is the best and I wanted to do something that slightly mimicked it. Right? And this is like, sort of that. And incredibly fabulous. And on our dinner party menu! Don’t be late.

Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream and Coconut Peach Salsa I howsweeteats.com


Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream & Coconut Peach Salsa

Yield: makes 6 burgers


1 pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp
2/3 cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 teaspoons chipotle sauce
1/2 lime, juiced
6 whole wheat buns, toasted
1 avocado, sliced for topping

coconut peach salsa
2 ripe peaches, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons toasted coconut
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1/2 lime, juiced
salt + pepper to taste


Add shrimp to a food processor and pulse until chopped. Transfer to a bowl and add egg, panko, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and basil. Mix until combined, then form tilapia into patties (form tightly with your hands, trying to prevent cracking). Heat a skillet oven medium heat and add half of the olive oil, then cook patties until golden on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat with remaining burgers.

In a bowl, stir together sour cream, chipotle sauce, lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread on top of burgers, then layer with avocado and peach salsa!

FOr salsa: Stir ingredients together and serves on top of burgers!

[adapted from tilapia burgers/a>]

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One day I topped this with bacon. Also do that.

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90 Responses to “Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream and Coconut Peach Salsa.”

  1. #
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated — July 24, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Oh I love this idea!! I had an amazing shrimp burger recently at this place called Flip Burger in Atlanta. It was soo good. I have no doubts yours would be just as good … if not better!


  2. #
    joy — July 24, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Looks absolutely delish.


  3. #
    sally @ sallys baking addiction — July 24, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    coconut peach salsa sounds absolutely divine. And all these burgers this summer! Salmon burgers, tilapia burgers… oh my! i’ve never had a shrimp burg before and now i’m dying to try one. PS: butter lettuce ROCKS


  4. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 24, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Oh my gosh, what a fantastic burger! I love all the ingredients!! I’m going to make this recipe this week!! Yum!!!


  5. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — July 24, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    Ummm YES PLEASE!!! I’ll have dinner with you any time Jess! I don’t think I’ve ever had a shrimp burger but I’ve made something similar to your tilapia ones, and just posted a salmon patty (aka burger) recipe today (http://goo.gl/fb/nQJVK) but this is such a great idea! Love the peach-coconut salsa too. Gah is it wrong to crave seafood at 7:30am??


  6. #
    Dani — July 24, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Heaven! It’s like tropical vacation at dinner. YUMMO!


  7. #
    Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles — July 24, 2012 @ 7:38 am

    Your last bean burger recipe blew me out of the water!! I’m just taking a shot in the dark that these would do the same thing!


  8. #
    Kim in MD — July 24, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    This looks crazy delicious! Oh…if only I could eat shrimp! ;-(

    Please make that corn avocado blueberry butter lettuce salad when you get back -it sounds amazing!


  9. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — July 24, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Your photos are incredible! I love the idea of a shrimp burger, in fact that’s pretty much all I want in the world right now!


  10. #
    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — July 24, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    these are RIDICULOUS. i am seriously drooling over here at 8am haha no big deal. might have to put these on next week’s beach week menu agenda!!!


  11. #
    Chelsy — July 24, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    You have done it again! These looks ahmazing! Especially that toasted coconut shenanigan all up in the salsa…whaaaaaat? Yes!


  12. #
    andrea — July 24, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    who would you rather….blueberries, coconut or bacon? choose wisely.


  13. #
    Katrina (GF Gidget) — July 24, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Here’s the deal… I read your blog pretty much every day. THIS. IS. THE. BEST. RECIPE. YOU. HAVE. EVER. WRITTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to try this!


  14. #
    Annie @ What's Annie Making? — July 24, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I’m there! I think I could eat these for 6 days straight too :)


  15. #
    collette — July 24, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    THANK YOU!! Whole foods has a shrimp burger I have been dying to re-create, now I have a base to go on!! They put red peppers and corn in theirs! YUM! Love the chipotle cream sauce..


  16. #
    Ashley — July 24, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Sending this over to my dad pronto!!!


  17. #
    Katie — July 24, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    I’m terrified of shrimp…just cooking them, not eating them. I’ll pay you a hefty sum to come be my personal fish/shrimp chef.


  18. #
    Mara @ martialartsnchocolate.blogspot.com — July 24, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    I love seafood and have never tried any fish/shrimp etc in a burger….but this sounds amazing and full of summer flavor. Especially with the peach salsa! I may have to try this ASAP! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Keep making these incredible recipes for us to try!!!


  19. #
    michelle — July 24, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    These look awesome! Like something I made this spring break, but I love your addition of avocado. Subscribed and subscribed again, so that even without Buzz, I won’t miss a post! I would love it if you would follow me too!


  20. #
    Alyssa — July 24, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    This looks incredible–I never thought of making a shrimp burger. Love the addition of the coconut peach salsa. I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    The Glossy Life


  21. #
    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh — July 24, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Ooh, you have me intrigued! Adding shrimp to the grocery list!


  22. #
    Jacqueline — July 24, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Yum, yum, yummmmmmm!!! Every new ingredient you added just made me more and more in awe of this burger.


  23. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — July 24, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    This looks awesome!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!


  24. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — July 24, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    This looks awesome!!!! Going to try this soon


  25. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — July 24, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    Oh man, these look AMAZING.


  26. #
    Lady Lip Print — July 24, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    OMG that looks so good i am so going to have to try those! I also wanna try the tilapia burgers and i also had a thought to make a catfish burgers. I gotta get cooking!


  27. #
    ellenbcookery — July 24, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    YUM! I just love your photos!


  28. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — July 24, 2012 @ 11:33 am

    shrimp burgers are so intriguing but let’s face it – i’d eat probably anything loaded with chipotle cream!


  29. #
    Kelly — July 24, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I would have never thought to make shrimp burgers, but now I am thinking, why not? These sound really delicious and I love the sweet and spicy thing you have going on here.


  30. #
    allison — July 24, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    while I actually hate shrimp, this sounds pretty great….especially if you add the coconut flakes to the breadcrumb mixture. I’ve made (but won’t eat) coconut shrimp patties with pineapple salsa; my friends tell me it’s delicious.


  31. #
    Shannon @ A Fork In Each Hand — July 24, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    I want this and I don’t even like shrimp. Thanks for making me hungry…again!


  32. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 24, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    chipotle cream and Coconut Peach Salsa are all I really need here – I could go to town with either, on top of most anything!


  33. #
    Morgan @ moments of mmm — July 24, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    I would be so nervous to whip up some shrimp in a food processor! I commend you for your culinary bravery.


  34. #
    Esther — July 24, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    I’d probably get on an airplane to come to this dinner party of yours. I mean, COME ON. Also, I made those tilapia burgers and fell in love with them so I can only imagine what these are like.


  35. #
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles — July 24, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I just bought shrimp and scallops at the grocery store this morning because I was having a hardcore seafood craving but had no idea what I wanted to do with them. Clearly, for the shrimp that problem is solved.


  36. #
    Eileen — July 24, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    I love the idea of avocado and chipotle with crispy shrimp! I may have to whip some of these up this weekend… :)


  37. #
    Julie — July 24, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    “Let’s eat dinner together!” you say. It’s a good thing I don’t know your address or I’d be right over or potentially stalking your trash cans for leftover bites. Oh wait….you don’t have left overs. Neither do I! Ms. How Sweet It Is, you simply amaze me with your concoctions. I want to try everything. I’ve got so many open tabs to print and try. I’m sure my computer will be crashing any minute. My mouth drops as an audible gasp escapes with each title reading of your blog. Thank you so much for blogging and sharing with us who dream of having just a fraction of the talent you have in the kitchen. Keep cooking and keep sharing, PLEASE!


  38. #
    Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn — July 24, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This is actually unreal. You don’t understand my love for shrimp. Like, you bring up shrimp and I’m rambling “shrimp kee-bawbs…. shrimp burrrrgers…” Get the Forrest Gump reference?

    Making this.


  39. #
    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — July 24, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    oh wow … those look incredible! i love the peach salsa! yum!!


  40. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 24, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    I have never heard of a shrimp burger – how sad!! Looks marvelous!


  41. #
    Jessica jones — July 24, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    If I wanted to bake these and not fry them how long do you think I should cook them for?


  42. #
    Kat — July 24, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    I don’t know how you think of these things, but this looks amazing! I MUST make it ASAP.


  43. #
    Alex — July 24, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Did you just say… shrimp burgers?


  44. #
    purelymichelle — July 24, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

    must make these! my family and I loved your sweet potato quinoa burger and I know this one would be a hit too!


  45. #
    katy — July 24, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    These both look and sound fantastic; I don’t know what caught my attention first–shrimp burgers, chipotle cream or coconut peach salsa?–but I’m sold.

    And how exciting to discover that you live in Pittsburgh; I grew up in the area. Now I live in northern California, but I do miss the ‘burgh, the humidity and the Pittsburgh spirit….Nice to know I might find some of that here.


  46. #
    dervla @ The Curator — July 24, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    This looks so yummy. I never thought about mashing up seafood to make a burger but it makes total sense now that you’ve done it. And I bet shrimp don’t dry out the way a beef or chicken burger can. Great way to enjoy the summer. Thanks for this!


  47. #
    Xenia — July 25, 2012 @ 6:01 am

    Seriously. This looks like heaven on a plate. I just drooled a little.
    So… I’m definitely going to try this :D


  48. #
    emmie — July 25, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    Wow! I am speechless at how amazing this looks. Do you think they would reheat well from frozen?


    • Jessica — July 25th, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

      I think they probably would – they come out pretty solid and don’t really fall apart at all.


  49. #
    Andrea — July 26, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    I made these last night (I actually made them Paleo-ish without the cream and I used 1/2 bread crumbs and 1/2 almond meal), SO good, thank you so much for the recipe, I will be making them a lot in the future!


  50. #
    Kara — July 26, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    I really want to make these for dinner tonight but all I have on hand is a bag of frozen cooked shrimp.. do you think that would work?



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