Shrimp Burgers – Low Carb WLS Recipe

Steph Wagner

April 22, 2013

Shrimp Burgers – Low Carb WLS Recipe


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 - Low Carb WLS Recipe

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Grill, Stove Top
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 328mg | Sodium: 1012mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Burgers - Low Carb WLS Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 328mg109%
Sodium 1012mg44%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

7 thoughts on “Shrimp Burgers – Low Carb WLS Recipe”

  1. That is terrible news! Is it all fish Tiffanie? You could try this with another protein source!

  2. This sounds amazing…I love shrimp! However, I hate mayo! Any other suggestions as an alternative to mayo I could use?

  3. If you like the avocado, I would skip the mayo altogether and it will still be delicious! The flavor is in the shrimp and the avocado would still provide the yummy topping.

  4. @owensjoye53 people love it or hate it! Only one way to find it! It does have a very soft and creamy texture (due to the healthy fat) and a little goes a very long way. Don’t be weirded out when it gets a little brown. You can usually scrape it off if it isn’t appealing to you!

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