Surf and Turf Burgers with Spicy Caramelized Mayo

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Beef and shrimp are a perfect pair in these delicious grilled burgers. The finishing touch -- a spicy caramelized mayo that you can make yourself.

1  tablespoon olive oil
1  large onion, finely chopped
1  small shallot, minced
1  teaspoon purchased red curry paste
1/2  cup mayonnaise or salad dressing or light mayonnaise dressing
1-1/2  pounds lean ground beef
4  ounces peeled and cooked baby shrimp, chopped
2  tablespoons snipped fresh dill
1/2  teaspoon sea salt
1/4  teaspoon pepper
4  large onion or sesame Kaiser rolls, split
   Lettuce (optional)
   Sliced tomatoes (optional)
   Sweet pickle slices (optional) 


1. To make spicy caramelized Mayo, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in hot oil for 7 minutes or until browned (caramelized), stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Add shallot and curry paste; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl; cover and chill. Stir mayonnaise or salad dressing into chilled onion mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve.
2. Combine ground beef, shrimp, dill, sea salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Shape mixture into 4 patties about 1 inch thick.
3. Place burger patties on the lightly oiled rack of the grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 18 to 23 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers register 160 degree F, turning burgers once halfway through grilling.
4. Toast rolls on grill, if desired; serve burgers on rolls. Top with some of the Spicy Caramelized Mayo, and, if desired, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and sweet pickle slices. Makes 4 burgers.
Make Ahead: Make the Spicy Caramelized Mayo up to 3 days ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Test Kitchen Tip: The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A beef patty cooked to 160ýF is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of
2 to 3 inches.  

Source:  Better Homes & Gardens
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