Homemade Shrimp Burgers

Homemade Shrimp Burger

Homemade shrimp burger recipe inspired by Provisions and Co. Restaurant. These tasty shrimp burgers are blow-your-mind delicious!

When our family goes on vacation in North Carolina we rarely eat out, choosing instead to by local seafood and cook it ourselves. But, one year I had this Shrimp Burger from a local restaurant called Provision Company. They have a pretty nice menu of fresh seafood and I was at a loss on what to order.

A friend quickly said, “Just get the shrimp burger.”

Really? A shrimp burger? Sounds fishy…

But it turned out to be a great choice. The burger was super tender and had large chunks of fresh shrimp in it. I did some research as soon as I got home and this Shrimp Burger Recipe is an almost spot-on reproduction of the Provisions and Co shrimp burger!

Preparing the Shrimp

It doesn’t really matter what size of shrimp you use for this shrimp burger recipe. You can even buy the shrimp that have already been shelled and cleaned. You do need RAW shrimp though. It won’t work with pre-cooked shrimp. Personally, I like to do that myself just to save a few bucks.

Raw shrimp for my Shrimp Burger Recipe

When you have your shrimp cleaned, divide them in half. You want to roughly chop about half a pound of the shrimp which will be folded into the burgers later. The other half will be pureed into a paste with all this stuff!

Burger basics seasonings and shrimp.
Burger basics.

Making the Shrimp Burger Mixture

I think it would be possible to make this without a food processor, but a processor makes it really easy.

Just pulse the bread a few times to make crumbs and then add the shrimp and other ingredients and pulse it until the mixture is in a rough paste.

Important, but kind of strange looking shrimp paste for burgers.
Important, but kind of strange looking.

Scoop that out into a bowl and fold in the chopped shrimp. This is the trick to having nice chunks of shrimp in the burger but also a smooth texture that sticks together.

The tricky part now is to decide if you need or want to add breadcrumbs. You might need to if the mixture is really loose, but you’ll just have to judge it by feel.

Shrimp mixture mixed up in a bowl.
All mixed up!

I added a few small handfuls of breadcrumbs to my shrimp burger recipe mixture (about 1/3 cup maybe) and that was just enough to get the mixture to stick together.

Then I formed my burger mixture into three large balls. You could cook these immediately at this point or chill them for later.

Pretty loose burgers ready to cook.
Pretty loose burgers…

Cooking the Shrimp Burgers

The sauce for these burgers is super important. Don’t skimp on it. It’s an easy sauce to stir together but all the pieces are important (capers, lemon, etc.)

When you’re ready to eat smear a toasted bun with a good amount of the sauce and prepare your veggies.

Fixings on a burger bun.

I think it would be near impossible to grill these burgers. They are too loose. Instead, add a drizzle of oil to a skillet and then heat it over medium heat. You don’t want the pan too hot or the outside of the burger will just burn and you want to cook these through obviously.

Add a burger and use a spatula to press it down into a patty. These burgers will need to cook for 4-5 minutes per side.

Cooking a shrimp burger in a skillet.
I’m not sure a grill would work for these.

Serve the hot patty on the bun with more sauce.

It should be a messy burger and it’s almost impossible to put on too much sauce!

Homemade Shrimp Burger inspired by Provisions and Co.
Burgers done

Living in a land-locked state, this is a great way to get some seafood flavors going. It was a great burger and I was surprised how easy it was to reproduce at home!

This shrimp burger recipe is a thing. A very good thing!

My Homemade Shrimp Burger Recipe

Homemade Shrimp Burgers

Homemade Shrimp Burgers

Homemade shrimp burger recipe inspired by Provisions and Co. Restaurant. These tasty shrimp burgers are blow-your-mind delicious!
3.64 from 58 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dishes, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Servings
Yield 3 burgers


  • 1 slice white sandwich bread
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 1 large egg white
  • ¼ white onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • cup breadcrumbs opt.
  • Neutral oil for cooking

Burger Tartar Sauce:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 2 teaspoons capers chopped
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
  • Buns
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Lettuce


  • For sauce, mince capers and parsley and whisk together with other ingredients. Feel free to taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • To start burgers, peel shrimp and devein with a paring knife or buy peeled and cleaned shrimp. Take about half of the shrimp and roughly chop it and set aside. This will be the texture in the burgers later.
  • In a food processor, pulse the piece of bread until it is in tiny pieces. Then add the rest of the shrimp, the egg white, the onion, the parsley and the spices and pulse a few times until it’s in a rough paste.
  • Transfer shrimp paste to a bowl and fold in chopped shrimp. If the mixture is really wet, add breadcrumbs. You may or may not need them.
  • When mixture is formable, but still pretty wet, divide it into three even balls. You can either cook these immediately or store them in the fridge for later.
  • When you want to cook a burger, add a drizzle of neutral oil to a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering hot, add a burger ball and press it down a bit to form a patty in the pan.
  • Let the burgers cook for about 4-5 minutes per side.
  • Once burgers are cooked through completely, serve them on a toasted bun with a smear of tartar sauce and veggies on the side.




Serving: 1burgerCalories: 333kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 26gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 199mgSodium: 1155mgPotassium: 319mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 540IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Sandwiches, Seafood, shrimp burgers

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Storage and Reheating

These shrimp burgers keep well in the fridge for 3-4 days once they are cooked. Reheat them gently in a skillet over low heat. I wouldn’t microwave them as they will lose their juiciness and get really chewy. Once these are cooked, you can freeze them if you seal them well in airtight freezer bags. Thaw them before reheating them on the stove.

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Has anyone ever had one of these before? Leave a comment!

26 Responses to “Homemade Shrimp Burger” Leave a comment

  1. Whenever I go to the beach which inevitably involves eating out, my quest is to find the best shrimp burger. Your recipe looks like it is a winner. Going to try this next weekend. Thank you.

  2. We live in coastal SC and have lots of great shrimp burger recipes. One little twist we particularly enjoy is the addition of a fried green tomato slice.
    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks, Nick!

    1. Oh that sounds like a killer addition. Tough to find good green tomatoes in my neck of the woods but yes. Sounds awesome!

  3. My daughter has a friend who has a shrimp boat and they are in shrimp season, guess what’s on the menu this week! And I like the addition of a fried green tomato, very southern.

  4. Yum. I am putting this on the meal plan list! Loved watching you on a Food Fighters. You worked so well under the pressure…I would’ve CRACKED. Congrats on the winnings…best of luck with the house and props on helping your sister. I have two nieces and a nephew…I’d do anything for them and my sister :)

    1. Thanks Allyson! It was stressful but also super fun. :) Definitely love being able to help out the fam with some of the winnings. Thanks for the comment!

  5. Love that place but have never had the shrimp burger. Matt always likes to say he is stealing beers because of the honor system there.

  6. This is what we planned for dinner tonight and I found you while looking for a recipes for shrimp burgers. Yours sounded more to our taste but I may add a little lemon to the base or sauce. If I had one suggestion, that would be to have a printable recipe. I will follow-up with feedback on what sounds like a delicious sandwich.

  7. Southport, NC, and the Provision Company are a great combination. I visit every chance I get, and always have to go to the Provision Company.

  8. This looks amazing, of course! And I love your creativity so keep doing what you’re doing. I like to eat a lot of shrimp.

  9. Tried the recipe two weeks ago and it was delish! Making it again tonight for my in-laws. Provision Co. in Holden is my happy place Although I have never ordered the shrimp burger there my sister in law always does. After trying this recipe it will sure to be my menu choice next visit.

  10. I was in Holden Beach a few weeks ago looking at real estate with my realtor. I was getting hungry and I said to him lets stop and have lunch somewhere. He said I know a great place called Provision Company. He told me to order the shrimp burger, and I said I never had one before. We ordered those and their conch fritters which were outstanding!! I actually went again before I left to go back to NY because it was so good. I was looking for a recipe for them when I can across your site. I cant wait to make them, thank you!!

  11. I’ve eaten at The Provision Co at Holden Beach many times. I love the shrimp burger! Thank you for sharing!

  12. My brother went to Provisions in Southport I told him to order the shrimp burger. I was shocked to find out they don’t serve this great burger why is this?

  13. We had the pleasure of eating these at provisions this summer a little pricey but they we’re awesome burgers I will be using this recipe. THANKS

  14. I have gone to Holden Beach my entire life and ProCo is one of my favs. The shrimp burger is the best and I can’t wait to try your recipe at home. I would love to introduce my Charleston, SC friends to this delicious Holden Beach recipe!

  15. We have been eating Shrimp Burgers at Pro.Co. for 16 years! Still trying to figure out their secret! Can’t wait to try this version. I can’t figure out what kind of binding agent they use besides egg, not sure if it’s breadcrumbs. I may try parmesan cheese and see how that goes.

  16. We’ve been going to Holden Beach the last 30 years. It wasn’t until about five years ago I discovered the shrimp burger at Provision Co. We just returned from there and ate shrimp burgers three times while there lol Hadn’t ever looked for recipe until now. Can’t wait to try!

  17. This recipe has been on my “to make” list for a long time. Well, today was the day and I’m kicking myself not not making these ages ago.

    These shrimp burgers were absolutely incredible

    Today was the first time making these but it definitely won’t be last

  18. I also enjoyed a shrimp burger at Proco a few years back, and have tried to find a recipe. This is very good! I don’t even know if the two recipes are the same, but I like this a lot. I once saw a comment about the Proco recipe having grated parmesan in it, so I just put some on my burger. Again, no idea if this is what the Provision Company’s shrimp burger tasted like, but also good!

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