These cilantro lime shrimp burgers are light, fresh and packed with healthy protein and are great for low carb or keto ways of eating.
I recently purchased a 2 pound bag of uncooked shrimp and threw it in the freezer. Normally when I buy shrimp it’s cleaned and de-veined so I really didn’t want to deal with it for a while.
I also had no idea what I wanted to make and the fact I had to do all that work with the shrimp made me realize whatever I made had to be worth it.
These cilantro lime shrimp burgers were totally worth it. They have a simple fresh flavor and are binded with my favorite low carb “bread crumbs”.
Low Carb & Keto Bread Crumbs:
While regular breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs will work in this recipe, I used a low carb or keto form of binder.
Simply take a bag of plain pork rinds, add to a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin until a breadcrumb like powder is formed. Use in place of regular breadcrumbs.
Want to just buy pre-made keto breadcrumbs? Check out this pork panko by Bacon’s Heir
How to make Shrimp Burgers:
Cilantro lime shrimp burgers are easy to make because all ingredients can be pulsed together in a food processor, formed into patties and then pan fried.
Add all ingredients including full raw shrimp into food processor.
Pulse until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
With wet hands form shrimp burgers until they are 1/2 inch thick patties.
Add oil to skillet and cook each burger over medium high heat about 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Serve with a lime wedge.
NOTE: This recipe will not work if shrimp is already pre-cooked. Raw shrimp must be used.
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Cilantro Lime Shrimp Burgers
- 2 pounds Raw Shrimp, shelled and de-veined
- 1/2 cup Cilantro, rough chopped
- 1 Lime, juiced
- 2 tsp Garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp Pork Panko or Breadcrumbs of Choice
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Pulse until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- With wet hands form shrimp burgers until they are 1/2 inch thick patties.
- Add oil to skillet and cook each burger over medium high heat about 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
- Serve with a lime wedge.
Recipe will not work with pre-cooked shrimp.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 burger
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208
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