Summertime Sizzle: Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers

With summertime grilling season in full swing, think outside your normal grilling recipes, and try a healthy, fresh alternative: Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp burgers by

Concierge Cristin gave these a try and they were a hit with her friends and family!

Aloha Teriyaki Shrimp Burgers

Ingredients (yields 8 servings):

For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh grated ginger, very fine
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

For shrimp burgers:

  • 2 lbs shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1 tsp. sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicy)

For topping:

  • 8 slices fresh pineapple, cored
  • 8 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (I used Martin’s)
  • 8 lettuce leaves


For the teriyaki sauce:

Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.

Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes. Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes.

shrimp burger 2

Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

For the shrimp:

Dry shrimp well with a paper towel then place the shrimp in the food processor along with garlic then pulse a few times until almost pasty. Combine the shrimp in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and mix well to combine.

shrimp burger 1

Using rubber gloves (easier with gloves), form shrimp into 8 patties. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or as long as overnight.

shrimp burger 3

Heat the grill over medium-high heat and brush the grates with oil. Add the shrimp burgers to the heated grill and cook 6 minutes on each side.

While the shrimp burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each burger bun. Top with the cooked burger and 1-1/2 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.

shrimp burger 4

This meal was great served with corn on the cob and pasta salad. Enjoy!

Post by: Cristin M.

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