This prawn burger recipe will be popular with the whole family. Even better it only takes 25 minutes to cook and prepare. The quantities below serve 4 people but it is easy to scale for more or less lucky diners.

Ingredients For Prawn Burger Recipe

340g uncooked peeled prawns from Walter Purkis  & Sons
½ onion, roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
3 large garlic cloves
1 small red pepper
1 spring onion, finely sliced
¼ cup coriander leaves, chopped
Juice and zest of ½ lemon
1 egg
2 tbsp. light mayonnaise
30g breadcrumbs
Pinch of salt
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
To serve:
1 avocado, stone removed
Lemon juice, to taste
Pinch of cumin
4 burger buns, halved
2 large tomatoes, sliced
Lettuce leaves

Prawn Burger Cooking Method

Pulse half the prawns in a food processor until very finely chopped. Empty contents into a mixing bowl.

Add the onion, celery, garlic, pepper, spring onion and coriander to the food processor, and pulse a few times until diced. Add the vegetables into the mixing bowl with the finely chopped prawns.

Add the remaining whole prawns, lemon juice and lemon zest to the food processor and pulse a few times to chop. Add to the bowl with the other processed ingredients.

Add the egg, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, salt and cayenne pepper to the mixing bowl. Mix everything together until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Divide the mixture into 4 and use your hands to shape into 4 burger patties that are each about 10cm in diameter and 1.5cm thick.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the prawn patties and cook for 7-10 minutes on each side, until they’re cooked through and firm to the touch.

Meanwhile, mash the avocado in a small bowl with a fork. Add the lemon juice, chili powder and cumin, and mix well.

To serve, place the bottom halves of the burger buns on a flat surface. Top with tomato slices, lettuce leaves, the prawn patties and a dollop of smashed avocado. Finish with the burger bun tops.

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This prawn burger recipe and image credits are from Seafish.  More recipes on the Love Seafood website