Trader Joe's Shrimp Burgers Are Perfect for Healthier Summer Cookouts
We have zero beef with the diversification of burger options at supermarkets and restaurants these days. Innovations have come a long way from the red meat-only days, and now you can find everything from poultry-pretending "turkey" burgers and "bleeding" vegan burgers to mushroom risotto patties and beef-pea protein blends.
Trader Joe's has recently added a reel (sorry, we couldn't resist) fresh addition to their freezer case, just in time for summer grilling season: Shrimp Seafood Burgers.
@TraderJoesObsessed prepared them in an air fryer for a "super-easy low-carb lunch." Think crab cake meets burger with delicious results.
Sold for $6.99 for four pescatarian patties, the gluten-free burger is made with farm-raised Pacific White Shrimp, wild-caught pollack, sunflower oil, rice flour, salt, garlic powder and spices. Each burger has 90 calories and provides 13 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat (2 grams are saturated), 1 gram of carbohydrates and 210 milligrams of sodium. For context, that's about one-third of the calories of a Beyond Burger and about half the calories of a quarter-pound ground beef burger.
Trader Joe's suggests serving the cooked Shrimp Seafood Burgers over mixed greens with their carrot-ginger miso dressing (try our homemade copycat version—so good!), although you could also tuck one inside a bun or between two slices of bread for an easy seafood sandwich.
No Trader Joe's nearby? No problem. These healthy DIY fish burgers from our archives can swim in as tasty substitutes: