Shrimp Burgers

Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 09:06 AM

Going around the country and trying different local delicacies is sort of a passion of mine. I don’t get to travel everywhere, but if and when I do, I am always up to trying something different. It never hurts to try something new. You might find something that you absolutely love and are willing to either try again or try to master by cooking it yourself.

We are moving our base of operations to the coastal region of North Carolina. Obviously a large fishing area, there are many different kinds of fish, different to the region that I grew up in. They are also very big on pork in North Carolina so that is something that you can find almost anywhere here.

One local favorite in this region is called a shrimp burger. There are some small local shrimp, called green shrimp. The shrimp are breaded and placed in a deep fryer indoors or done in an outdoor propane deep fryer. The shrimp are placed on a burger bun, cole slaw is placed on top, just like a pulled pork sandwich, and you are good to go. Many people here put ketchup on top too, but my sense of adventure only goes so far. The shrimp are small and sweet and go very well with the slaw. I may venture out further sometime and try the ketchup, but for now I am good.

A local eatery was actually serving scallop burgers that same day. It was a special, so not a normal menu option. I had brought some out of town friends to try shrimp burgers though, so that was what we went with. Next time they have the scallop burger I will have to try it out!!

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