Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb.
Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
Into food processor, place 1/4 of prepped shrimp and blend to a fine, ground paste. Add remaining shrimp, and pulse a few times to dice and combine, scraping down sides of bowl, if necessary. Place shrimp into medium-sized mixing bowl and add garlic, gingerroot, green onion, egg white, panko crumbs, and black sesame seeds (if using). Mix to combine.
Divide ground shrimp into 4 portions and, with your hands, form into patties. Refrigerate or freeze for approximately 15 to 30 minutes.
While patties are in fridge, use mandoline to thinly slice radishes. Place sliced radishes in small glass bowl, and top with lime juice. Let sit for 20 minutes, and drain before using.
In another small bowl, combine bean sprouts, chopped pea shoots, and cilantro. Toss with rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and coconut sugar.
Over medium heat, pan-fry patties for 4 minutes on each side, or until pink all the way through. Serve on bun (or rice) and top with pickled radishes, bean sprout slaw, sliced mango, and your choice of condiments or creamy dressing (such as miso yogurt for great umami flavour).
Ever thought about making burgers as an appetizer or as a potluck meal for friends and family? Try making your favourite burger into bite-sized portions. They might be small in size, but they won’t be small in flavour. These burgers also pair well with a Greek salad for a delicious mid-week lunch or dinner. Fresh is best Squeeze fresh lemon on patties while cooking to give them the fresh zing of citrus.
What worldwide vacation is complete without a stop in Italy? Dad won’t miss the meat in this flavourful mushroom alternative complete with Italian spices and a zesty vegetable tapenade. Portobellos have a uniquely “meaty” texture and act as a sponge to lock in loads of flavour. This meaty plant-based burger is sure to become a favourite—even with any meat-lovers in your life. Custom-made! Don’t be afraid to customize your burger buns to fit your patties. If your bun’s too big, trim off excess and save the trimmed bits of bread, but don’t discard. Instead, cut into small cubes; drizzle with some olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice; bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll have delicious homemade croutons for use in soups and salads throughout the week.
Next stop, Asia! This shrimp burger combines classic Asian flavours with unique toppings for rich umami flavour with the saltiness of the ocean. Whether served on a bun or over rice in a more traditional Asian-style meal, try some unique miso yogurt or wasabi mayo dressing for a fabulous flavour bomb. Keep those burgers juicy Place raw patties on a plate or tray, and cover and freeze or refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes to keep them together and to lock in moisture.
While on your burger journey, visit Jamaica, where you’ll find the spicy jerk flavours native to this beautiful island. Maple syrup adds a unique, sticky sweetness, while fresh lime juice highlights the fresh, tangy flavours of the Caribbean. Try making your own jerk seasoning or purchase store-bought for an easy shortcut.