Recipe: Shrimp burgers

Thomas Arvid's Shrimp Burgers


  • 1 pound of medium raw shrimp peeled and de veined
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ - ¾ cup Zataran's Hush Puppy Mix
  • 4 fresh hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls
  • Canola or vegetable oil for pan frying
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • Tarter sauce
  • Cocktail sauce
  • Leaf lettuce
  • 4 or 5 inch round metal cookie cutters (three or four each)

    Place the shrimp in a medium size bowl. Pour the milk on top of the shrimp and allow to soak for about 10 minutes. While the shrimp is soaking, pour enough oil in a skillet, filling it a little less than half full. While the oil heats, take the bowl of shrimp and pour off about half of the milk. Add a ½ cup of the Zataran's mix to the shrimp and begin mixing it together so that what you now have in your bowl is very well battered shrimp. The batter should be very thick and the all the shrimp should be well coated. If the batter seems runny or too dry you can adjust by adding more mix or little more milk. Spray the cookie cutters with non stick spray and carefully place then in the skillet when the oil is heated to at least 350 degrees. Drop in the shrimp and cook with out turning until they are golden and crisp on that side. Once the first side is cooked, carefully remove the ring. The burger will be well formed and now can be turned using a spatula. Turn the burger and brown the other side. Remove cooked shrimp burgers from the skillet and place on top of paper towels. Slice the buns or rolls. Spread the tarter sauce on the bottom and cover with leaf lettuce, place the shrimp burger on top of the lettuce and top the burger with cocktail sauce.

    Thomas serves these to his family with coleslaw and sweet potato fries

    Thomas's optional tips for added flavor. Try adding any one or all of the following to the shrimp bowl before mixing:

  • Minced onion
  • Lemon zest
  • Minced jalapeno pepper

    Thomas Arvid California appearances

    Thursday, August 21
    Cakebread Event
    Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
    Laguna Beach, CA

    Friday, August 23
    Gallery Appearance
    Coast Gallery
    540 Pacific Coast Highway
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Thursday, November 13
    Thomas Arvid Dinner
    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
    8970 University Center Lane
    San Diego, CA 92122

    Thursday, November 13 - Sunday, November 16
    San Diego Wine & Food Festival
    Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts
    363 Fifth Ave. Suite 102
    San Diego, CA 92101

    About Thomas Arvid
    With his monumental compositions that capture the delicate beauty of wine and the evocative pleasure of its consumption, Arvid has become synonymous with the wine lifestyle. Inspired by the grace and hospitality of the southern culture in which he lives, Arvid's compositions are an invitation to take the time to appreciate sharing a great bottle and good conversation with friends. Named one of the top "25 Artists You Should Know" by US Art magazine, Arvid receives critical acclaim for his ability to portray century old traditions in a startlingly fresh style. His images astound viewers with their intricate details and his mastery of light, depth and reflection. With his iconic portrayals of the wine experience in over 50 exclusive galleries in North America and a four year wait for his original works, Arvid has revived the everyday appreciation of wine by capturing the beauty and essence of easy living. Visit for more information, to locate where you can meet Arvid in your area, and to view his newest works.

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