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Shrimp Tempura Burger

This Shrimp Tempura Burger infuses a grilled burger with a distinct Asian taste. Eleven ingredients are used in this burger.


2 1/2 lbs of ground sirloin
2 Tablespoons Wasabi paste (store bought)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 1/2 cups seltzer water
1/8 teaspoon salt
18 medium shrimp (uncooked, cleaned, tail-off, shelled)
6 cups sesame oil
2 cups finely chopped red cabbage
3/4 cup Sesame-Ginger Marinade (bottled, store bought, any brand)
6 fresh French Rolls


Mix 2T Wasabi paste in with 2 1/2 lbs of ground sirloin Form six patties Grill patties to Medium temperature While patties are grilling, heat 6C of sesame oil in deep pan (heat to VERY hot). (Reserve 3T oil for cooking shrimp in later step). While patties are grilling and oil is heating, mix Tempura batter Wisk in a bowl: 1C flour 1t corn starch 1 1/2 C seltzer water 1/8t salt Set batter aside After burgers are gilled to Medium, remove from grill Using tongs, dip each burger in Tempura batter Drop each battered burger, one at a time, into very hot sesame oil (be extremely careful no oil splashes skin) Let burgers cook in oil until Tempura batter is golden brown With care, remove each burger using the strainer spoon, and place on a paper towel (to dry off excess oil) While burgers are resting on paper towel, cook shrimp Heat 3T sesame oil in skillet Place shrimp in hot skillet in single layer. (Cook shrimp until pink, usually 3-4 minutes). Remove shrimp from skillet and place on separate paper towel. Open French Rolls and place one Tempura burger on each bun. Top Tempura burger with shrimp (3 shrimp per burger) Top that with finely shredded red cabbage (to taste or approximately 1/4C per burger) Drizzle Sesame-Ginger marinade over each burger (to taste or approximately 2T-3T per burger). Top with the top of French Roll and serve.


Hardware needed: Grill Paper towels 12" tongs Strainer spoon Wisk Deep pan Skillet Extreme care must be used when cooking with very hot oil. Before dropping burgers in oil, test the heat by dropping in one dollop of tempura batter. If it floats and begins to turn color immediately, oil is hot enough. Burgers must be grilled to at least Medium temperature because the meat is not sufficiently cooked in the sesame oil. Sesame-Ginger marinade can be found in any grocery store and is made by several brands. They are all good and add the sweet/spicy taste for this burger. Wasabi paste can be found in the Ethnic aisle of any grocery store and all brands are accpetable.