Shrimp Burger style Po’ boy Sandwich

2 Shrimp burger style Po’ boy sandwich’s. One regular(right) and one extra crispy.

The Best Shrimp Burgers

If you love shrimp and you’ve been craving big bites of it, through and through, this Shrimp Burger Recipe is for you. I show you how to make shrimp patties that have about a 1/2 pound of meat, in each one, and are 3/4 of an inch thick, once they’re cooked. I show you how to make two different styles of shrimp burgers, too; regular and/or extra crispy.

One regular Shrimp Burger with a seasoned and sautéed Shrimp patty.

Regular Shrimp Burgers

The regular Shrimp Burger is my wife’s favorite because it has more of a grilled chicken style texture to the shrimp patty, even though it isn’t actually grilled. It is made with a ground and seasoned patty with out the seasoned deep fried crispy crust around the outside and it’s delicious. It can be grilled, though, if you prefer it that way, as long as it holds it’s integrity, once it’s removed from the freezer, the patties grill just fine.

One extra crispy Shrimp burger made with a ground seasoned shrimp patty, pan fried with a panko crust.

Extra Crispy Shrimp Burgers

Personally, I do prefer the extra crispy Shrimp Burger because it’s got a pan fried, seasoned panko crust, just like fried shrimp should have. I had just a few other simple ingredients to the burger, including a few condiments you may or may not want to add but, I’m telling you, you should give this a try before you change up anything.

Shrimp Burger video tutorial by PoorMansGourmet.
Shrimp Burgers Ingredients: makes 4 to 5

2 lbs Raw Shrimp, peeled & deveined
4 Hamburger buns, toasted
1 Tomato, sliced
1 cup Shredded Lettuce
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
4 tbsp Cocktail Sauce
2 tsp Crab Boil seasoning
1/4 vegetable Oil for Frying

Just follow the instructions in the Shrimp Burger style Po’ Boy Sandwich video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make this burger.

Tomato Creamy Pasta with Shrimp

Dinner with the PMGK Family

I’d like to start sharing with you some of the things we cook for the family that we haven’t yet filmed. Sometimes we are experimenting with new dishes and often they are family favorites. Regardless, Dinner over here is never boring and always something different.

How we decide what to make for Dinner

Many times we plan our meals and occasionally we have no idea what we’re going to make until we take a look in the fridge and pantry to see what we have to work with. It truly is a magical experience watching PMGK come up with a dish. I remember years ago when we were still newly weds I could sit there the entire time he cooked and just watch him put it all together. Many times I have been in awe at what he puts together with the options he has available. It is an art and really needs to be shared.

Today we pulled this shrimp out of the freezer to thaw for dinner. We initially bought it for Valentines dinner. We thought it was 16 jumbo shrimp but when we got it home we realized it was a ton of tiny shrimp so we put it away and decided to save it for later. These days dinner is more of a group effort than just PMGK cooking . The girls and I peeled the shrimp while the boys were busy at the stove making the pasta.

What’s for Dinner?

Once we’ve decided what we are making dinner is a breeze. Tonight we have chosen a Creamy Tomato shrimp pasta. If you want PMGK to film this recipe head on over to our Patreon and make a request today.

Grilled Lobster and Secret Sauce

The Best Grilled Lobster

This is, absolutely, hands down, the Best Grilled Lobster that I have ever had and it is so easy to prepare and grill.  The hardest part is dispatching a live lobster, if that sort of thing bothers you, but I show you the most humane way to do it and the quickest way to to clean and sanitize your lobsters, before grilling.  But, this tutorial isn’t just a how to, I give you the best secret sauce recipe to saturate the meat and it makes the lobster more savory and succulent than you could’ve ever imagined.

3 Pound Grilled Lobster

I’ve been waiting a long time to show you how I cook a Grilled Lobster.  The reason being that, up until now, there wasn’t anywhere near by selling live lobsters.  A while back I filmed and posted about my local Oriental Market.  Well, right next door, another Asian market, about the size of Walgreen’s, opened with a large variety of seafood options, including live crab and lobster tanks.  I was so excited.  The only problem was, they only had dungeness crabs.  I talked to the owner and checked back weekly for several months but they were really having a hard time finding a vendor with reasonable prices that would deliver to this area.  Long story short, they found one.  I’m still not ecstatic about the price but at least, now, they are available.  And thanks to my Patrons, I was able to walk in there last week and say, “Give me the biggest one!”

How much does a 3 lbs Grilled Lobster Cost?

This Grilled Lobster ain’t no joke and at these prices, who’s laughing?  I mean, if this is the market price, can you imagine what a 3 pound lobster would cost in a Restaurant.  The basic philosophy and justification behind restaurant cost is basic biz 101;supply and demand, overhead and employment cost and of course profit.  The easiest way to calculate this equation is to take the cost of the product and times that price by 3.  I paid $46.03, American, for this lobster.  So, in a nutshell, a restaurant would charge you close to $160!

YouTube Trolls often comment, “Poor Man’s my Ass” on my videos because they don’t grasp or understand this concept.  Also the fact that there is a time and a place for everything.  I don’t buy expensive food and cook and eat like this all the time.  That’s just ridiculous.  But, occasionally, for holidays or a special dinner, with my wife and family, I make an exception.  And the more of you that choose to get involved with my work, can help me make this happen, for you, more often.

Also, ironically, if you google, “lobster food history”, you’ll find that lobster was considered “Poor Man’s” food and served only to people and families in poverty.


Dispatching a Live Grilled Lobster

It’s always best to cook fresh and the only way to cook a fresh Grilled Lobster is to dispatch a live one.  This isn’t for the faint of heart but I strongly believe it’s for the greater good.

The last 100 hundred years or so we’ve gotten away from such practices and we no longer appreciate what we are eating.  We live in a world of instant gratification and all of the work that goes into the hamburgers we all love to eat so much is taken for granted.  We need to get more hands on and stop filling our heads with delusions that it’s wrong to do it or that it’s okay as long as someone else is doing it.

That being said, I show you the most humane way to dispatch a live lobster in the video.  The only thing I didn’t mention, however, is the fact that I placed the lobster in a more dormant state before doing so.  A lobsters normal habitat and water temp can vary between 45 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on where it’s from.  So, you can place the lobster in colder temperatures, like a sink full of ice water or a freezer, for 20 to 30 minutes, and the lobster will become more calm and docile.  This hibernation like state is considered, by many, to be the more humane way to take a lobsters life with a quick plunge of a sharp knife to the back of the head.  It’s quick and virtually painless.

Now all you have to do is clean the cavity and harvest the goods.

Grilled Lobster Tomalley and Roe

Before you cook your Grilled Lobster, you have to clean it.  Technically you can just throw them on the grill without doing so but there are a few things you should know about.  First is the Tomalley, which controls the digestive glands in the lobster.  Second is the Roe and it’s more or less lobster caviar.  Both are considered a delicacy but in truth, I don’t care for either.  The picture above is the Roe and it can be served raw or cooked.  Generally you just mix in some salt.  The Tomalley can be used as a spread, like butter but it’s best to just leave it alone and wash it down your sink, like I do in the video.  There are health risks associated to eating Tomalley, so proceed with caution.  Also, the same way you devien shrimp, you can devien lobster.

Eating Grilled Lobster

You’re Grilled Lobster can, technically, be baked if you prefer or if you just don’t want to grill.  In all honesty the grill just adds that smokey flavor which can be achieved with liquid smoke if you’re cooking in the oven, but still want the grilling taste.  The secret sauce recipe I give you below is more of a paste or a “topping”, if you will, that should be applied towards the end of the cooking.  Make sure the meat is well moisturized with some olive oil, beforehand, so the lobster doesn’t dry out and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 1/2 minutes per ounce before applying the butter paste topping.  If any of the topping mix is left, when it’s done, just add a few tbsp more of melted butter for dipping.

You can eat the Claws, Arms, Tail and you can use a rolling pin to squeeze meat out of the legs.  There’s more meat at the base of the legs and in the body than most people realize, so be sure to check every nook and cranny.

Other Lobster Recipes: Lobster Tail with Claws, Tempura Lobster Tail, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Sauce, Stuffed Lobster, Poor Man’s Lobster

Grilled Lobster Ingredients:

2 lobsters
2 tbsp Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves
5 Fresh Basil Leaves(do not use dried)
2 Green Onions
4 tbsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

Water for steaming

After the lobsters have been cleaned, steam them in a couple inches of water for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on their size.
Then Grill as instructed in the video for an additional 5 to 10 minutes before applying the Garlic, Basil, Onion and Butter paste.
Use half the butter for the paste and the other half for dipping the Grilled Lobster meat.