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Deluxe Shrimp Burger

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We're making a homemade version of one of McDonald's of Korea's favorite burgers, the Deluxe Shrimp Burger.

Deluxe Shrimp Burger

prep time10Min


cooking time6Min


serving time2 to 4


  • For the spicy tartar sauce:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño, diced small

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • Pinch of salt & pepper

  • For the shrimp patties:

  • 1 pound small (51/60) shrimp, deveined, peeled and tails removed

  • 1/4 cup tempura powder

  • 1 egg

  • Pinch of salt & pepper

  • 4 cups panko breadcrumbs

  • 4 tablespoons water

  • Frying oil

  • To assemble:

  • 4 sesame buns

  • Butter

  • Green lettuce or butter leaf

  • 4 slices cheddar or American cheese


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for tartar sauce, and set aside.

  2. In a food processor, add half the shrimp and blend until it reaches a smooth and sticky paste texture. Combine this with the remaining whole shrimp, tempura powder, egg, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is well combined.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread panko on a large plate and mix with water.

  4. Scoop half of the shrimp mixture on top of the panko and coat evenly while shaping into a patty. Transfer to the skillet, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and golden brown.

  5. Spread butter on buns and toast until golden. On each bottom bun, add cheese, a shrimp patty, lettuce and tartar sauce. Cover with the top bun. If desired, make it double. Enjoy!

Deluxe Shrimp Burger




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- Have you heard of a shrimp deluxe burger? It's only available in Japan and Korea, or at your home, let's get started. So we are going to start making spicy tartar sauce, so you will need one hard boiled egg. We are going to chop it, little finely, like little small pieces. Make sure your yolk is all the way cooked, too, because you don't want runny yolk for this sauce. Okay, let's add into a mixing bowl. Chop two green onions. You can use regular onion, but I like green onion because it gives mild oniony flavor into it. Add in. And some chopped jalapenos. Need a squeeze of lemon. Okay, and here let's season with some sugar and some mayonnaise. I like using either Korean or Japanese mayonnaise for this recipe, because they have just a little more thicker flavor but you can use regular mayonnaise as well, and some sriracha, this will give nice pink color and also spiciness as well. So you can add how much ever sriracha you want it, it's totally up to you, and season with salt and pepper like that. And mix it all together. This is creamy, tangy, spicy. My spicy tartar sauce is done, let's work on our shrimp patty. Alright, for the shrimp patty you will need this small size shrimp, and we are going to make them little, what do you call, like grind them like a little paste, only half amount, so they will stick together very well. Gonna just grind them up until, like, it will get really elastic and sticky texture. Okay, looks good. We are just going to scoop out this shrimp paste into the shrimp, okay. In here we are going to add some tempura powder. I like using tempura powder instead of a regular flour because it already have little, like, flavor from garlic powder, onion powder, little salt there already. And one egg right there, and don't forget little salt and pepper. This is perfection, and then give a good mix. See, this way you will have two different types of texture from the shrimp. One is like super pasty and when you bite into it, it will like, a little sticky texture. And you have like whole shrimp which will give like wow factor, people like oh, you used the whole shrimp, how awesome is that, right? Let's heat our skillet with some oil, so make sure your skillet is fully covered with your oil. While our pan is heating up with the oil I'm going to add some water into my panko breadcrumbs. So let's add a little bit, about a tablespoon per one cup of panko, and this is a little trick to make, using dried breadcrumbs but then like the effects of fresh breadcrumbs, so like that, you just mix with your hand like so. Let's spread that out. And what we gonna do, divide this paste into four, and what we do, just scoop it out like this and put it on there, and we are going to shape as we go, with cover with the panko breadcrumbs, so like that. Right now they are super soft, but whenever they cook they will be really perfect texture and really delicious. Okay, let's add the shrimp paste into the skillet. Perfect. And the shrimp is real expensive ingredients in Korea, so whenever McDonalds start selling this as a new menu in Korea, it was epic. Everybody going there, do they really using whole shrimp in the patty? Are you serious? So cook them about couple minutes each side, until they are nice, crispy golden brown outside, and inside will be fully cooked. So meanwhile the shrimp is finishing up cooking, I'm going to toast my buns, got to use sesame buns, right, okay. Make some butter in your pan, buns, just toast them lightly, don't go crazy. Isn't that color so gorgeous? No, I'm the only one thinking like that. Ooh, my buns are perfect. So on the patty, don't forget this is McDonalds so you've got to use good old American cheese. The hot bun, and then the shrimp patty right there. Tada! You know it's gonna be good when the patty is coming outside of the buns, right? Okay, and then some green lettuce. And the spicy tartar sauce we made earlier, just like that. Cover it up. Tada, look at that! So freaking amazing. So good, you can taste this only in Korea, or at your home.

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