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Low Country Shrimp and Sausage Burgers with Spicy Remoulade Slaw

Ingredients 

For Slaw:
1/2 cup quality mayonnaise
1/4 cup stone ground mustard
1 medium lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 thinly sliced green onions, including green part
2 finely diced jalapeno peppers
15 oz. can kernel corn
4 cups shredded slaw mix

For Shrimp and Sausage Burgers:
1 1/2 cups peeled and deveined fresh shrimp, roughly chopped
1 pound fresh ground country pork sausage
1 large fresh egg, lightly beaten
4 teaspoons seafood seasoning, preferably Old Bay
2 tablespoons corn meal

6 fresh ciabatta rolls
1 1/2 sticks softened unsalted butter

Vegetable oil, for brushing grill rack

Instructions 

Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat.

To make slaw, whisk mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in green onions, jalapeno peppers and corn. Toss in slaw mix to coat. Cover and chill for an hour.

To make burgers, in a medium bowl, lightly mix shrimp, sausage, egg, seafood seasoning and corn meal until well combined. Form into 6 patties. Set aside at room temperature.

Split ciabatta rolls in half, and spread one tablespoon of softened butter on each half.

Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Place burgers on rack, cover and grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, until sausage is cooked through. Meanwhile, grill buttered rolls, cut side down, until golden and toasted.

To assemble burgers, place patties on bottom buns, top with slaw, and cover with top buns.

Makes 6 burgers

Comments 

Growing up in the coastal South, most of our gatherings revolved around low country boils. Friends and family would come together in the back yard and feast on piles of freshly boiled shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, potatoes, cole slaw and hushpuppies. These are classic Southern flavors that blend quite well in a hand-held sandwich. Just like a true low country boil, these burgers can be a bit messy, so lay down the newspaper, grab a stack of napkins, and dig right in!