Shrimp Piccata Burgers

On this episode of “Can Jen Piccata It?” we have not just shrimp, not just a burger, but a shrimp burger!

I love this dish for two big reasons. One it makes a piccata feel so practical. I can have my piccata poolside and it fits. But also? Now my summer burger feels so glamorous from swapping out meat and ketchup for a seafood piccata flavored with lemon and capers. The shrimp and the burger really work together to lift each other up.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb shrimp, semi-finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp neutral oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Buns
  • Toppers

Start by mixing the mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of the capers, and start with the juice of half a lemon. Add more lemon if needed and add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside or refrigerate until using.

Combine the shrimp, lemon zest, the rest of the capers, egg, flour, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper. Add more flour if the mix isn’t holding. Form into four patties.

Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Cook your shrimp patties about 3-5 minutes per side until the outsides are golden brown and the insides are fully cooked. Serve on a toasty bun with lettuce, spinach, or arugula and load up the mayo!

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