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Caribbean Shrimp Burgers

Caribbean Shrimp Burger Recipe: These zesty juicy Shrimp Burgers are packed with island herbs and spices, and topped with fresh mango slaw. They can be made GLUTEN FREE with just a couple of adjustments!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 4
Calories: 633kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Shrimp Patties:

  • 1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1 1/4 cups panko bread crumbs (or gluten free panko)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 whole habanero pepper, seeded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

For the Mango Slaw:

  • 2 cups broccoli slaw mix
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and slice into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper

For the Shrimp Burgers:

  • 4 hamburger buns (or gluten free buns)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon oil or butter


  • For the Shrimp Patties: Make sure the shrimp are cleaned and all shells and tails are removed. Roughly chop the onions, bell peppers, and cilantro. Peel the garlic, and seed the habanero pepper. Zest and juice the lime.
  • Set out a food processor. Add the onions, bell peppers, cilantro, garlic, habanero. Add the lime zest, but reserve the juice for the slaw. Pulse a couple of times to chop the veggies into small pieces. Add in the shrimp. Pulse a few more times to cut the shrimp into small pieces. *You don't want to puree the mixture; pulse just a little so you can still see pieces of shrimp.¬†
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the shrimp mixture, panko breadcrumbs, egg, salt, allspice, and ginger. Mix until smooth.
  • Set a large skillet on the stovetop. Add the oil (or butter) Then set on medium heat. Form the shrimp mixture into 4 equal patties, just slightly larger than the hamburger buns.
  • Gently move the patties to the hot skillet, and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. They should be brown, but not burnt. 
  • While the shrimp patties are cooking, prepare the mango slaw. In a medium mixing bowl, add the broccoli slaw, mango strips, green onion, lime juice, mayonnaise, and honey. Mix until smooth. Then taste, and salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.
  • To Assemble the Shrimp Burgers: Open the buns and carefully move one patty to each bun. Top with mango slaw and a few slices of avocado. Place the bun on top and serve immediately. 



Like It Spicy? The seeds and white ribs inside chile peppers are the spiciest parts. I've removed them in this recipe, however, you can leave them in for spicier burgers. You can also reduce the amount of habanero to half if you are worried about the heat.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 633kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 493mg | Sodium: 2391mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 114.1mg | Calcium: 423mg | Iron: 7.5mg