12 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
12 sea scallops
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh ginger
1 cup chopped scallions
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons mirin
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
Coarsely chop the shrimp and scallops in a food processor — do not over-process. Transfer the seafood to a bowl and mix with the garlic, ginger, scallions, sesame oil, mirin, and soy sauce. Mold into four 1½-inch-thick burgers.
Heat a little vegetable oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the burgers on both sides until golden, about two to three minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, until cooked through. Serve with avocado and mango dressing (recipe follows).
Avocado and Mango Dressing
2 avocados, pitted and peeled
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
½ cup chopped scallions
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
3 tablespoons mirin
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Puree the avocados in a food processor. Transfer to a small bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients.
Recipes from The Hamptons by Ricky Lauren are used by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Copyright © 2012, Photos: Courtesy of Ann Stratton