Recipe – Key Largo Fisheries Shrimp Burger

Recipe – Key Largo Fisheries Shrimp Burger

Key Largo Fisheries recently opened their “Backyard Café” in Key Largo on the marina just behind the fisheries off Ocean Bay Drive. Their food is spectacular, and this Shrimp Burger is one of their specialties. Make it yourself, or stop by Key Largo Fisheries and give their Shrimp Burger a try. Enjoy!

Key Largo Fisheries Shrimp Burger

Key Largo Fisheries, 1313 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, Florida, 305.451.3782

Makes 4 servings


1 ¼ pounds Key West pink shrimp, cleaned and diced

4 medium eggs, beaten

8 tablespoons fine Panko

2 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon garlic powder

4 teaspoons parsley flakes

1 teaspoon thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup pico del gallo (recipe follows)

3-4 tablespoons butter, for sautéing shrimp cake

4 French Rolls

Lettuce and tomato for garnish



Mix the diced shrimp with the egg, panko and flour. Add garlic powder, parsley flakes, thyme, pico de gallo, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Mixture should be “pasty” and should hold together like a patty. If it is too wet, add a small amount of panko until the desired consistency is achieved. Prepare 4 patties, and set aside. Place a sauté pan on the stove over medium high heat, and add butter for sautéing. Once the butter has melted, add the shrimp cakes to the sauté pan and sauté for approximately 4 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from sauté pan and serve on toasted French rolls. Garnish with lettuce and tomato. Enjoy!


Pico de Gallo

1 ripe tomato, diced

¼ red onion, diced

¼ red bell pepper, diced

1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

4 Key limes, juiced

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon cilantro, diced

Salt and pepper to taste



Place tomatoes, onions, bell pepper, and jalapeno into a small bowl, and mix well. Add lime juice, spices, and chopped cilantro. Mix well, and set aside.


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