• For the spicy tartar sauce:

  • 1 hard-boiled egg, chopped

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño, diced small

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • Pinch of salt & pepper

  • For the shrimp patties:

  • 1 pound small (51/60) shrimp, deveined, peeled and tails removed

  • 1/4 cup tempura powder

  • 1 egg

  • Pinch of salt & pepper

  • 4 cups panko breadcrumbs

  • 4 tablespoons water

  • Frying oil

  • To assemble:

  • 4 sesame buns

  • Butter

  • Green lettuce or butter leaf

  • 4 slices cheddar or American cheese


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for tartar sauce, and set aside.

  2. In a food processor, add half the shrimp and blend until it reaches a smooth and sticky paste texture. Combine this with the remaining whole shrimp, tempura powder, egg, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is well combined.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread panko on a large plate and mix with water.

  4. Scoop half of the shrimp mixture on top of the panko and coat evenly while shaping into a patty. Transfer to the skillet, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and golden brown.

  5. Spread butter on buns and toast until golden. On each bottom bun, add cheese, a shrimp patty, lettuce and tartar sauce. Cover with the top bun. If desired, make it double. Enjoy!