Shrimp Burger with Gooseberry-Mint Sauce

Dive into a refreshing and exotic culinary experience with our Shrimp Burger with Gooseberry-Mint Sauce.

This gourmet creation showcases a harmony of sweet, tart, and herby flavors, setting it apart from the traditional burger. Each bite offers the delicate sweetness of succulent shrimp patties, complemented by the surprising tang of a unique gooseberry-mint sauce that awakens the palate.

Nestled within a soft, lightly toasted bun and accompanied by fresh greens, this burger is a celebration of sophisticated tastes and textures that seafood lovers will relish.


For the Shrimp Patties:

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for frying)

For the Gooseberry-Mint Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh gooseberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Additional Toppings:

  • Mixed greens or arugula
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 soft burger buns, toasted


Making the Gooseberry-Mint Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan, combine gooseberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Cook until the gooseberries have softened and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in the chopped mint and white wine vinegar.
  4. Let it cool, then blend until smooth or leave it chunky, as per your preference.

Preparing the Shrimp Patties:

  1. In a bowl, combine chopped shrimp, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, and lime zest. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Shape the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  4. Fry the patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Place a generous helping of mixed greens or arugula on the bottom halves of the toasted buns.
  2. Lay a shrimp patty on top of the greens.
  3. Spoon the gooseberry-mint sauce over the shrimp patties.
  4. Add a few slices of red onion for a crisp bite.
  5. Finish with the top half of the bun.


  • Serve the Shrimp Burger with Gooseberry-Mint Sauce immediately, paired with a side of sweet potato fries or a light cucumber salad to keep the meal refreshing.


  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • This recipe yields 4 delightful and generously portioned shrimp burgers, suitable for a sumptuous dining experience with friends or family.


The Shrimp Burger with Gooseberry-Mint Sauce is not just a meal; it’s a statement of elegance and creativity on a plate. The vibrant gooseberry-mint sauce, with its lush green hue and invigorating flavor, crowns the juicy shrimp patty, creating an ensemble that’s as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the taste buds.

Perfect for a sophisticated luncheon or a casual chic dinner, it’s a dish that invites conversation and compliments, leaving a lasting impression of a refreshing twist on the beloved burger.