Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

The Blog Tech and his Fiance love shrimp salad sandwiches.  I made these for them yesterday.
 Cook some shrimp or defrost frozen cooked shrimp, remove the tails and cut into thirds. Pat them with paper towels to get them as dry as possible. Add some diced onion and lettuce, some fresh tarragon or dill, salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp. of Old Bay Seasoning, 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice and about 1/3 cup of mayonnaise.  Mix thoroughly.

 You can use any kind of bread that you like but I like to make these rolls:

Buns

  • 3/4 C. water
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter(this is for brushing the tops)

Instructions

  1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients to make a soft, smooth dough.
  2. Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball; flatten to about 3" across. Place the buns on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour.
  4. Brush the buns with about half of the melted butter.
  5. Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden. Remove them from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery crust.
  6. Cool the buns on a rack.
  7. Yield: 8 large buns.
 Perfect buns.

 Well, almost perfect.  That hole in the one on the left is from improper shaping.

 I like to line the buns with bib lettuce to keep them from getting soggy.

 Pile the salad on the lettuce leaf.


 Top with more lettuce.  It sort of cups the salad holding it in place.

The salad is in there somewhere!  Just take a bite and you will find it.

Comments

laurie said…
the fresh buns make this over the top good in my opinion,,wow, thats a mouth full, yummo!
I read this at work today and it almost made me drive via the grocery store to get some shrimp salad :-) but I thought I would enjoy it much better tomorrow when I hopefully don't cough as much as I have today.

Have a great day!

Christer.
Guillaume said…
I know it is delicious. Sadly I once made the mistake to buy a shrimp sandwich ("prawn mayo sandwich") to lunch for work and I had a bug so got sick. Since then, the shrimp and mayonnaise combo disgusts me big time. I cannot help it.
greekwitch said…
Shrimp salad sandwiches? I have never even heard of them. What an excellent idea!!
TARYTERRE said…
There's that OLD BAY again. Where i was raised it's required in everything. Hint! Hint! It's the secret ingredient in my meatloaf. These shrimp sandwiches are going to become part of my summer menu. Trying them with fresh tarragon, not dill.
Jim said…
I want you to be my MOMMY!! lol
these look delicious!
Shrimp..any kind of seafood. One of my dreams is to have all the lobster I can eat..just once. When PH goes grocery shopping..my treat is not ice cream..or candy. He brings me a treat of sea food salad from the deli! These look just so good! Are they still dieting? I saw those two and they are both slender? Isn't the wedding soon? Can you post an entire video of it? :):)