Oriental and is known for its harbor and the shrimp trawlers that call it home. If you visit during the summer you’re bound to see and smell them unloading fresh caught North Carolina seafood. If you like shrimp then you’re really going to like Oriental! Here’s our take on a timeless classic, the Shrimp Burger. Stop in Garland Fulcher’s Fish Market on Hodges street and get freshies for this dish!
Peeled & deveined
Panko Bread Crumbs
Fresh Cracked Pepper
Mrs. Dash Original
Sweet Pickle Relish
Fresh Lemon Juice
Coarsely chop 1/2 the shrimp. Toss the other 1/2 into a food processor and blend to a paste. Combine them both in your favorite mixing bowl with the panko crumbs, juice , salt, garlic, pepper, onion and egg. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Grab a beer from the fridge, you’ve earned it!
When you return to the fridge for beer #2 but before you drink it, grab the mix and form it into 4 large patties. Put the patties back into the fridge, grab that 2nd beer and wait another 10 minutes. Go ahead and fire up the skillet over medium heat. Add a touch of your preferred cooking oil and cook each side for about 3 minutes until golden.
Mix up the dressing spread and serve it up on your favorite bun with crisp lettuce, dressing spread and a fresh tomato slice. Quote lines from Forrest Gump and relish in the fact your eating food that was caught the same day.
What To Drink
Add some kick with tart homemade lemonade.
Pabst Blue Ribbon is hard to beat with a shrimp burger! Looking for a full flavored option? We’d suggest heading over to the Inland Waterway Provision Company and picking up either Dale’s Pale Ale or Mama’s Little Pils, both brewed by the Oskar Blues Brewery. Originally from Lyons, CO, Oskar Blues now has a brewery in Brevard, NC.
We’re thinking summertime with this dish and recommend a light dry white such as a Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re tired of drinking the same old thing and are looking to mix it up pick up a Viognier and let us know what you think!