Trader Joe’s Shrimp Seafood Burgers Review

Trader Joe's Shrimp Seafood Burgers

We’ve been checking out Trader Joe’s line of frozen burger patties lately, and we have to say that we’re impressed. We especially loved their Turkey Burgers, though the classic Grass Fed Angus Beef Burgers are pretty good too.

So today we’re happy to be continuing this burger-venture by digging into the Trader Joe’s Shrimp Seafood Burgers. These seafood-infused burger patties seem like they’d be right up our alley, so we’re pretty excited to be digging into them today.

Trader Joe's Shrimp Seafood Burgers

Fist off, we’re happy to report that these come individually wrapped, which makes it simple to pull out a single burger and keep the rest stored and frozen without trouble. Of course, these little bags are not all that easy to open — we tried to peel them apart with no success. Ultimately, we needed to use a pair of scissors to cut one open and set our beautiful shrimp patty free.

Now comes the part where we cook them. These can be baked in the oven grilled out on a grill, or fried in a pan. We went with the pan option for these. They are supposed to be cooked from frozen, and you’ll know they’re done when the patties start turning opaque.

Trader Joe's Shrimp Seafood Burgers

The patty in the image above wasn’t quite done yet, so we put it back into the pan for a few more minutes. You can see, however that it was already starting to brown in a few places. (If you want to see the full cooking instructions, check out the package scans at the bottom of this review.)

Once we had cooked our patty for a little bit longer, it only took a single bite to confirm that these burgers are something truly special. The flavor is not overwhelmingly shrimpy or seafood-y — it’s a rather pleasant, dialed-back flavor with just a subtle touch of shrimpiness to it. The patty ends up delectably juicy, which only enhances the flavor, making this an absolute joy to eat.

The real thing that makes this stand out, of course, is the texture. As you might expect, this does not feel like beef (or turkey) at all. It has a smooth-yet-chunky feel, and we’d almost want to call it “slippery” but that’s not quite the right word for it. We fear that “slippery” might have negative connotations, and the texture here is wonderful. It’s just slicker than your average burger.

Trader Joe's Shrimp Seafood Burgers

You can dress these up however you want, but we opted for a simple combo of mayo, lettuce, and swiss cheese on a sesame seed wheat bun (this is how we like our turkey burgers, so it seemed like a good fit for the shrimp patties as well). We thought this was lovely, but there are a million other ways you could try to top one of these. We’d actually like to experiment with soy sauce and coleslaw, as we think that could be interesting to try.

A single burger contains 90 calories and 210 mg of sodium. That makes them quite easy to justify, even if you’re on a diet. You could take a minimalist approach to dressing these up and they’d still be lovely, and that way you’d avoid the heap of calories that come along with heavy use of condiments. Trader Joe’s even has a recipe for a shrimp-burger salad on their website, if you want to go that route.

The Trader Joe’s Shrimp Seafood Burgers are tasty enough that you can use a minimalist approach to toppings rather than slathering them in ketchup and mustard. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t slather them in ketchup and mustard if you’d like to try that — we’re just saying you probably won’t need to. But if you really want to, go ahead; they’re you’re burgers, after all!

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these Trader Joe’s burger patties, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Shrimp Seafood Burgers
Trader Joe's Shrimp Seafood Burgers
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Ronald Daniel Bell
2 months ago

Thank you so much for this post. For convenience, I had taken the burgers out of the box to store in the freezer. You’re right, that individual packaging is a big help. I appreciate you posting your cooking experience and showing the box so I can read the instructions again.

23 days ago

I came across this post after I made them for dinner tonight. I wanted to see how others made them. Tonight, I pan-fried them with a light dusting of garlic powder and old bay seasonings. Then I assembled it with red onion and lettuce with a mango habanero sauce on ciabatta. *chef’s kiss*

22 days ago

Ummmm, the authors of this article totally plagiarized and makes me question the taste of TJ’s shrimp burgers! All throughout the article, the authors included word for word details regarding the taste and texture that matches exactly to what the creator of Big Shake’s shrimp burgers said about HIS shrimp burgers! That’s extremely sketchy on TJ’s part. Period! We have three Big Shake’s around my area and also receive their emails. I’m sure Robin would love to have a talk to the authors of this article. For this shady reason alone, I will not be trying TJ’s shrimp burgers!

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