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Shrimp burgers with jalapeño tartar sauce

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
20 min
10 min
Here’s a delicious and absolutely comforting seafood burger. The patty itself is full of sweet shrimp flavor, while the tartar sauce adds a bit of kick from pickled jalapeño. Ready to serve in a short 30 minutes, you can have these burgers on weeknights or weekends. Pureed shrimp is quite sticky and needs very little to bind. We use a little egg white to hold it all together. Use wet hands when forming the burgers to help prevent sticking. These flavorful burgers are a great way to get kids into seafood.


Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), peeled and deveined

Egg white(s)

1 large

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, sliced

Table salt

¼ tsp


1 Tbsp, chopped, divided

Pickled jalapeno peppers

2 Tbsp, sliced, drained, chopped, divided

Panko breadcrumbs


Tartar sauce

cup(s), divided

Olive oil

2 tsp

Plain hamburger bun

4 item(s)

Fresh tomato(es)

4 slice(s), thin slices

Romaine lettuce

1 cup(s), shredded


  1. Combine shrimp, egg white, scallion, salt, 1 tbsp dill, and 1 tbsp jalapeño in a food processor; pulse until shrimp is coarsely chopped. Add panko and 1 tbsp tartar sauce and pulse until mixed. Measure out 1⁄2-cupfuls of shrimp mixture and shape into 4 (1⁄2-inch-thick) patties.
  2. To make sauce, stir together remaining 4 1/3 tbsp tartar sauce, remaining 2 tsp dill, and remaining 1 tbsp jalapeño in a cup.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp patties and cook until golden and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Brush rolls with spicy tartar sauce. Fill each roll with 1 shrimp patty, a tomato slice, and shredded lettuce.
  4. Serving size: 1 garnished burger