Shrimp and Cod Burgers


Sweet shrimp and fish groundtogether form a rich, juicyburger. This recipeblends the perfect amount ofscallion, parsley, and lemonjuice to hone and polish its flavor.


  • 12 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cut into chunks

  • 8 ounces cod, cut into chunks

  • ¾ cup fine fresh breadcrumbs

  • ¼ cup drained capers, rinsed

  • 2 medium scallions, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons coarse salt

  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Vegetable oil, for brushing

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • Red-leaf lettuce, for serving

  • Tarragon Tartar Sauce(optional)

  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Process half of the shrimp in a food processor until a paste forms. Add cod, remaining shrimp, the breadcrumbs, capers, scallions, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until just combined.

  2. Using dampened hands, shape into 4 patties. Refrigerate, covered, until cold and firm, about 1 1/2 hours (or overnight).

  3. Preheat grill to medium-high (if using a charcoal grill, coals are ready when you can hold your hand above grill for just 3 to 4 seconds). Brush grill and burgers with oil. Grill, flipping once, until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Toast buns on grill during the last minute of cooking, if desired. Serve burgers on buns; top with lettuce. Serve with tartar sauce, if desired, and the lemon wedges.

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