Shrimp Burger with Sweet and Spicy Sauce

The Shrimp Burger with Sweet and Spicy Sauce is a maritime twist on the classic burger that will sweep you away to culinary shores.

This gourmet creation begins with juicy, pan-seared shrimp patties, seasoned to perfection, that offer a delicate yet satisfying texture. Draped in a tantalizing sweet and spicy sauce that’s been meticulously balanced to complement the shrimp’s natural sweetness, the patty is then nestled between toasted, buttery buns.

The sauce, with its honeyed undertones and chili spice kick, cloaks the seafood in a glaze that’s both vibrant and vivacious. Topped with a fresh, crisp slaw and perhaps a slice of creamy avocado, each bite is a harmonious blend of succulence, heat, and zest.


For the Shrimp Patties:

  • 1 pound (450 grams) shrimp, peeled, deveined, and roughly chopped
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, for frying

For the Sweet and Spicy Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce or sriracha
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger


  • 4 soft hamburger buns, halved and toasted
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Fresh lettuce leaves


Making the Shrimp Patties:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the chopped shrimp, egg, panko breadcrumbs, cilantro, garlic, lime zest, salt, and pepper.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 even patties.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes per side, until they are golden and cooked through.
  5. Remove from the skillet and let them rest on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Creating the Sweet and Spicy Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice, and grated ginger until well blended.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Brush the bottom half of each bun with a generous amount of sweet and spicy sauce.
  2. Lay down a bed of lettuce on each sauced bun.
  3. Place the shrimp patty on top of the lettuce.
  4. Add a heaping spoonful of coleslaw mix on top of the shrimp patty.
  5. If using, add a couple of slices of avocado for a creamy texture.
  6. Drizzle additional sweet and spicy sauce over the coleslaw.
  7. Top with the other half of the toasted bun.


  • These burgers are best enjoyed with a side of light, crisp tempura vegetables or a simple green salad to balance the sweet heat.


  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes


  • Makes 4 delightful shrimp burgers


From the first bite, the Shrimp Burger with Sweet and Spicy Sauce offers a delectable journey through flavors and textures. It’s a celebration of the sea with the freshness of the shrimp shining through, while the sauce’s mingling of honeyed sweetness with a zing of chili creates an alluring complexity.

The crispness of the slaw and the creaminess of the avocado (if opted) add layers of contrast, making every mouthful a rich and invigorating sensory experience.

This burger is a testament to the elegance that can be found in the fusion of land and sea, sure to enchant seafood lovers and burger aficionados alike.