Shrimp Burgers

Shrimp Burgers – Low Carb WLS Recipe

May 19, 2023

I can honestly say that until this week- I have never had a shrimp burger. Salmon burger yes. Not shrimp. Never ordered one. And definitely never made one.

If you’re already getting a little gun shy about the title of this recipe- just hold tight. Read on my friend.

There is something about fish and shellfish that is incredibly intimidating to prepare. I can handle chicken, turkey, beef and pork any day of the week. But shrimp, scallops, halibut? Ummmm…pass. Which is probably why I like to order seafood. I like it eat it but hesitant to prepare it.

Alas my Rachael Ray magazine is getting featured again. (Shout out Rach!) There is a food processor involved, but other than that, this recipe is not complicated. It’s adapted from the original just slightly to cut back starch.

Shrimp Burgers Recipe

Recipe bySteph Wagner (Bariatric Food Coach)
Servings: 4


  • 1 lb thawed pre-cooked frozen shrimp, tails removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, some extra for topping
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayo
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • cooking spray
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced


  1. In a blender or food processor, add shrimp and pulse until coarsely chopped. Remove shrimp to a bowl and stir in red onion, egg, and Old Bay seasoning. Form into patties and put in refrigerator for 15 minutes while preparing the rest.
  2. Mix vinegar and fat-free mayo until well blended. Heat either a grill or a non-stick skillet and spray with cooking spray. Add shrimp burger patty to heat and cook for about 5 minutes per side.
  3. Lightly top shrimp burger with fat-free mayo mixture. Serve with avocado and red onions for toppings.


*Serving sizes on the recipes are not necessarily "bariatric sized" portions but are "traditional" portion sizes.

Nutritional Info

Calories 160; Carbohydrates 4 grams; Fat 5 grams; Protein 26 grams

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Shrimp Burgers


Steph Wagner MS, RDN has worked as a dietitian and food coach to bariatric patients since 2009. She is the co-founder with her husband Kevin, a web developer. Together they've built an extensive, user-friendly website and community for post-op patients. Steph also has a published cookbook “Best Fork Forward: Everyday Dinners After Weight-Loss Surgery.” Read more articles by Steph!
Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.