Seared Shrimp Burgers with Chili Crunch Mayo Content
Shrimp buns are a longtime fan favorite at Momofuku Noodle Bar. We transformed that recipe into an easy burger you can make at home using our Momofuku pantry products. Pro tip: the seasoned salts are up to you, but we like to mix and match with half Spicy and half Savory. One recipe makes 4 burgers.
First, prepare your toppings. Toss thinly sliced onions with sugar, salt, and Momofuku Rice Vinegar in a bowl and set aside. Combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of Momofuku Chili Crunch. Taste and add more if you want to level up your spice.
Then, prepare your burgers. Place about a third of your shrimp in a food processor and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Add remaining shrimp and 2 teaspoons of your preferred Momofuku Seasoned Salt. (We do a combo of 1 teaspoon of Savory and 1 teaspoon of Spicy.) Pulse until the remaining shrimp are chopped into larger chunks and blended into the paste.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Coat your hands in more olive oil, then roll the shrimp mixture into 4 evenly sized balls. Place shrimp balls onto the hot skillet and using a spatula, flatten them so they are about 3 inches in diameter. Add 2 shakes of Momofuku Soy Sauce to each burger and cook for 2 minutes. Flip, add 2 more shakes of Momofuku Soy Sauce to each burger and cook for 2 more minutes, then remove.
Build your burgers. Start with a warmed bun, then spread both sides with the spicy mayonnaise. Add the shrimp burger, shredded iceberg, and pickled onions.