Thursday, January 29, 2015

Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa

Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa

Remember my badly photographed DIY Slider Bar party that my friend and I hosted last year? We had 4 different types of burgers, with a table full of salads and condiments so you could build your own set of sliders. And it was brilliant. One of the slider options we had that day were prawn burgers. And that same prawn patty is still my favourite non-beef burger. And it’s probably my most made burger at home. I’m not going to lie, this recipe is really, really similar to the KrabbyPatties recipe that I posted last year. But these prawn burgers are where it all started. These are my favourite burger patty. The sweetness of the prawn, the smokiness of the paprika. I love mango added into that flavour profile, but instead of a mango guacamole, I made a simple mango tomato salsa to go with it. Lance has been growing me some grape tomatoes and they are no good for slicing up into burgers, but make for a delicious condiment in them!

It was crazy hot the day I cooked these, so they were done outside on the BBQ. You do need to add a little oil to your cooking surface. I don’t always bother when BBQing, but prawns are practically devoid of fat, so it helps to make a nice crisp outer layer and stop it sticking. Something that’s not as big a deal when cooking beef or lamb patties.

Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa

Mango Tomato Salsa

1 small mango, diced
Half punnet grape tomatoes, diced
2 chipotle pepper, finely chopped
Pinch salt and pepper
Juice of one lime

Mix all ingredients together. Set aside for the flavours to meld while you cook your burgers.


 Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
 Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa

Prawn Burgers

(makes 6 patties)
500g prawns
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2 cup coconut flour (or fine shredded coconut - unsweetened)
1 egg
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp basil
1tsp smoked paprika
to serve
6 buns (toasted, if desired)
mayo
salad ingredients
mango tomato salsa

Dice the prawns into small pieces and throw in a bowl. Mix the mustard, garlic, salt, black pepper and basil until all the prawn pieces are well coated. Mix through the egg to get everything wet, and finally add in the breadcrumbs and coconut.

Divide into 6 equal portions and, using clean hands, form into round patties and squish to flatten. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Heat a pan or BBQ plate to medium high and lightly coat with oil. Cook each patty for around 5 minutes, or until golden. Flip over and cook for a further 3-5 minutes until cooked through.

Serve with Mango Tomato Salsa and your favourite burger ingredients.

Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa
Summer Eating - Prawn Burgers with Tomato Mango Salsa