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{make it} shrimp sandwich rolls…



Last week, I was watching Kelsey Nixon's sandwich episode well after dinner and found myself dying for a sandwich. Especially, since deli meats are currently off-limits to me, I haven't been able to enjoy too many sandwiches lately. So, inspired by her Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwich, I decided to make a non-fried New England-style version last night…which are essentially shrimp rolls. Here's how…

What you'll need:
— demi baguette
— lettuce
— tomato
— 1 lb. of shrimp {I purchased pre-cooked tiny bay shrimp but you could use larger ones or use fresh shrimp}
— shallot
— salt
— pepper
— mayonnaise
— stone ground mustard {the kind with seeds}
— sweet relish
— cayenne pepper
— optional: grated parmigiano reggiano


Here's how:
1. Although I purchased shrimp that was already cooked, it was slightly frozen, so I gave it a quick sauté with half a chopped shallot, olive oil, and some salt and pepper to make sure it was throughly cooked.
2. Drain any excess liquid and put shrimp in a large bowl.
3. Add 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of ground mustard, three teaspoons of relish, and a couple shakes of cayenne pepper. Mix with shrimp. Taste and add more of any of the above mentioned ingredients so there's a balance of creamy, tangy, and a bit spicy {if you like it spicy}. Finally, stir in a small handful of grated parmigiano reggiano for extra texture and flavor.
4. Slice open a baguette and top with lettuce, tomato slices, and your shrimp concoction. Enjoy!

{photos by Oh Joy}


  1. Yummm! I’d love to make this. I just one to check on one amount – 1/4 cup of ground mustard sounds like a lot. Is that right?

  2. Oh yes, I will be making this! I have been wanting to make lobster rolls, but I am intimidated by making lobster at home. This feels similar, but less intimidating!
    That bread looks damn good. Is it one of those mini ciabattas from Trader Joe’s?

  3. Hi Kelly,
    Its just a demi baguette from my local grocery store. Soft potato rolls would be great too and very New England!

  4. YUM! Great idea. I am missing cold cuts too. But I am all about salads like this one. my current sandwich rotation is chicken salad or egg salad. This will be a great new addition!

  5. Made this last night upon seeing your post! Our modifications: added one cubed avocado, and also had crispy blue corn taco shells in addition to viet baguettes. Delish! Thanks for the summer recipe idea!


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