You’ve spent all summer long traipsing through the beach’s surf and sun, but if you’re like us and can’t get enough of the ocean, why not bring some of its aquatic treasures to the table with fantastic fresh fish dishes this summer? Sure, there are tried and true favorites like mussels in red sauce, New England clam chowder, tuna casseroles and shrimp ‘n’ grits, but those comfort foods seem simply too heavy for the lighter, sunnier days of summer, so we’ve reeled in six scrumptious summery seafood dishes that are light, bright and bursting with flavor. This delicious coastal cuisine will be just the bait you need to get your friends and family to the dinner table this summer!
Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream & Coconut Peach Salsa
Burgers are a staple of summer, but why not give the barbecue basic a little makeover by subbing out boring beef for some tasty shrimp? To build this Shrimp Burger with Chipotle Cream & Coconut Peach Salsa from How Sweet It Is, first make a shrimp burger patty by pulsing fresh shrimp (raw, peeled and deveined) and mixing it with egg, panko, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder and basil. Grill the patties until they’re golden on each side, then top it with a yummy chipotle cream (chipotle sauce, sour cream, lime juice and s+p), a few avocado slices and—here’s the kicker—coconut peach salsa, made with ripe peaches, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper and toasted coconut that will make your shrimp burger taste like the most delicious coconut shrimp you’ve ever had. But it’ll be better—because it’s on a burger!
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