Monday, April 11, 2011

Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

I used to travel to New York City a lot and I always loved being there on Wednesdays. Wednesdays in New York means shrimp salad sandwiches. After years of almost constant traveling, I travel as little as possible now. So, when I get a craving for a shrimp salad sandwich, I make my own.

This is a very simple recipe that gives great results. You need about a pound of shrimp, some green onions, celery, dill and some vidalia onion.

Dice everything small and add to the shrimp in a bowl. I boiled the shrimp ahead of time in salted water just until they became opaque.

Add some lemon and lime zest to taste. Squeeze in a bit of the juice too.

Add some sour cream and some mayo. I used about 1/4 cup each. It all depends on how many shrimp you are using. Add cracked black pepper and salt to taste.

Mix it all together and chill until ready to use.

I served it on my sourdough buns but it can be served with any kind of bread. It is good eaten plain as a salad too. If you chop the shrimp into small pieces this recipe makes a great shrimp dip served with toasted pita chips.