Classic Shrimp Roll

Classic Shrimp Roll
Staff Writer

Matt Moore

An accessible 'play' on the classic lobster roll, shrimp rolls are a delicious summer time treat perfect for long weekends at the lake or beach. This no-fuss recipe allows the flavors of the tender and sweet shrimp to shine through — without breaking the pocketbook.

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Notes

*To cook the shrimp, bring 6 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt to a slow boil over high heat.  When water reaches a boil, add shrimp, remove from heat, cover, and allow shrimp to poach in the liquid for 5 minutes, or until bright pink and firm. Strain shrimp and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. After 1 minute, remove shrimp from ice bath and carefully peel and devein shrimp.  Finish by slicing the shrimp in half lengthwise for use in the mixture above.

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  cooked large Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined and sliced in half lengthwise*
  • 1/2  red onion, finely chopped
  • stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  capers, drained
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • Dash of  Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  freshly cracked black pepper
  • fresh sweet rolls, cut in half and toasted

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients, except for the rolls, into a mixing bowl and carefully mix until thoroughly combined. Add a generous serving of the shrimp mixture to the bottom side of each toasted roll and top with remaining slice. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
37µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
18mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
21mg
3%
Sodium, Na
44mg
3%
Water
99g
4%

Shrimp Roll Shopping Tip

Look to the deli for cold-cuts and cheeses sliced to order; they'll taste fresher than their vacuum-sealed counterparts.

Shrimp Roll Cooking Tip

For a more pronounced flavor, try drizzling your bread lightly with some olive oil and grilling it.