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Shrimp Sandwiches (aka Easy Entertaining)

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I love that there is no cooking required with thisย Shrimp Sandwichesย recipe, (especially if you buy pre-cooked shrimp), which is so tempting when the temperatures outside are climbing into the 100’s! This is a great way to use the heirloom tomatoes and fresh lettuce that are in season. Use a colorful variety of tomatoes to prettify your platter.

Lining everything up and allowing guests to build their own sandwiches is really an easy way to entertain and it keeps things interesting. If you’re really pressed for time, you can skip the shrimp and use a selection of good cold cuts, salami, etc to cut your prep time in half!

Ingredients for Shrimp Sandwiches:

6 soft fresh bread rolls
1 small head of green lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, thickly sliced
2 avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced (optional)
8-10 fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

For the Shrimp Filling:

1 lb large shrimp, cooked, shelled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup real mayo
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 tsp Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped
2 Tbsp fresh green onion, finely chopped
1 small cucumber, diced

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My son loves hunting for fresh veggies in Grandmas incredible garden. Her tomato patch probably feels like a forest to him.

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He helped collect these goodies.

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How to make the Shrimp Salad Portion:

1. Chop and pat dry your cooked shrimp. Click here for a tutorial on perfect boiled shrimp.

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2. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, 1/4 cup mayo, 2 Tbsp sour cream, 2 tsp Dijon, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp chopped dill, 2 Tbsp chopped green onion. Mix well to combine then gently stir in chopped cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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3. Line your prepared vegetables up on a large serving platter. Garnish the tomato slices with basil.

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4. Brush your bread lightly on one side with butter and toast on a hot skillet until golden brown. Toasting makes all the difference with these sandwiches. These rolls are from Fred Meyer; buy the softest and freshest ones you can get your hands on.ย Add the toasted bread to your serving platter and you’re ready to feed a crowd.

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Note: I found the idea to serve sandwiches this way in an old Martha Stewart Living June 2011 magazine. The shrimp salad was modified from a KraftFoods recipe featured Summer 2011. I was flipping through old magazines at choir last week and put two and two together ๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy!

Shrimp Sandwiches (aka Easy Entertaining)

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
I love that there is no cooking required with this recipe, especially if you buy pre-cooked shrimp which is so tempting when the temperatures outside are climbing into the 100's! Use a colorful variety of tomatoes to prettify your platter. Lining everything up and allowing guests to build their own sandwiches is really an easy way to entertain and it keeps things interesting. If you're really pressed for time, you can even use a selection of good cold cuts, salami, etc and cut your prep time in half!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $18-$22
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 6 soft fresh bread rolls
  • 1 small head of green lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes thickly sliced
  • 2 avocados pitted, peeled and sliced (optional)
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves for garnish optional

For the Shrimp Filling:

  • 1 lb large shrimp cooked, shelled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup real mayo
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard Grey Poupon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh green onion finely chopped
  • 1 small cucumber diced

Instructions

How to make the Shrimp Salad Portion:

  1. Chop and pat dry your cooked shrimp.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp, 1/4 cup mayo, 2 Tbsp sour cream, 2 tsp Dijon, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 Tbsp chopped dill, 2 Tbsp chopped green onion. Mix well to combine then gently stir in chopped cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Assembly:

  1. Line your prepared vegetables up on a large serving platter. Garnish the tomatoe slices with basil if you're feeling fancy.
  2. Brush your bread lightly with butter and toast on a hot skillet until golden brown on one side. Toasting makes all the difference with these sandwiches. These rolls are from Fred Meyer; buy the softest and freshest ones you can get your hands on. Add the toasted bread to your serving platter and you're ready to feed a crowd.

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  • Alina
    March 25, 2016

    Hello Natasha!!!! I made this sandwich today for my boyfriend and he said that it was the most delicious sandwich he has ever had!!! Thank you SOOOO much for sharing this recipe!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 25, 2016

      Alina, Iโ€™m so happy he enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us ๐Ÿ˜€ Reply

  • July 29, 2014

    You are so lucky to have access to fresh veggies! We live in an apartment and I am hopeless when it comes to growing anything. I have been looking for a recipe that could pass as the shrimp avocado sandwich I had at a local restaurant but this looks way yummier. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely try this tonight in preparation for a picnic with friends this weekendโ€ฆ shrimp sandwich two times a week ๐Ÿ™‚ Iโ€™m excited. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2014

      I wouldn’t complain about shrimp sandwiches twice a week. Yum!! Reply

  • Sveta
    August 2, 2013

    I made these past weekend and absolutely loved them! So fresh and light! Yummooooo! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 2, 2013

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the sandwiches ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Little Cooking Tips
    July 31, 2013

    Loved your presentation. Excellent job!
    Thank you for sharing these delicious shrimp-burgers with us:) Reply

  • Snow
    July 13, 2013

    So that’s what you do in choir, huh? Lol!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 14, 2013

      Oops. Lol. Maybe I shouldn’t disclose such things… Reply

  • Julie
    July 12, 2013

    This meal looks so yummy! You have such great talent creating recipes! I look at your blog everyday. It’s so exciting to see what recipe you’ll be posting up next (: Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 13, 2013

      Thank you Julie :), I will keep them coming. Reply

  • Your first picture looks so inviting and homey! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2013

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ The best part; it was so easy!! Reply

  • Nella
    July 11, 2013

    This sandwich looks yummy!. Your mom’s tomatoes look great, does she trim leaves off them? I’ve been told that is good for the plants to get bigger, but I see her’s look bushy and tomatoes are large neways. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      I don’t think she ever trims any leaves. She babies her tomatoes. She grows them on her windowsill, then in a little greenhouse that she takes in and out of the garage during the day/night so they don’t freeze. Then she transfers them to a greenhouse that is covered until the tomatoes are really tall. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

      • Nella
        July 12, 2013

        They look very well taken care of! You should do a post on what she plants and tips ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d love to read which ones grow good for her ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 12, 2013

          It’s tough because I only know 1 variety by name and that is the bull heart tomato. The other heirloom ones are nameless. Reply

  • Wow look at that garden! So amazing! I love easy meals in this summer heat. Great idea Natasha. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Thank you dear ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes it’s nice to just throw things together and not have to actually cook anything ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Marina
    July 11, 2013

    Hi! How would making this with chicken work? I don’t eat bottom feeders. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Yes!! Someone just commented that they make these with chicken salad. It sounds really good! Reply

  • July 11, 2013

    Hi Natasha,
    These sandwiches look yummy. I make chicken salad for sandwiches a lot but never shrimp.
    Here in the Midwest we are still waiting for our tomatoes to ripen. We planted lots of heirlooms. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Oooooh chicken salad sounds wonderful. I’ll have to try it with chicken. Those tomatoes are SO worth the wait! Reply

  • July 11, 2013

    Fresh garden tomatoes are my favorite. My mom has about 50 tomato bushes but they ripe so late here in WA ๐Ÿ™ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Me too! I wait for them all year long. What type of tomatoes does your mom grow. Reply

      • July 11, 2013

        I dont know. I would have to ask her. I tried growing them last year. We took vacation 4 weeks out of the summer and killed everything lol Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          July 11, 2013

          Oooh no!! Tomatoes definitely need some TLC and vacations don’t agree with them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Reply

  • July 11, 2013

    Yum!!! Anything with shrimps is my favorite. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love summer vegetable garden! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Me too. I can’t get enough of it! Reply

  • Natasha, so refreshing ๐Ÿ˜‰ love the vibrant summer colors!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      This is my favorite time of the year :), we get to eat fresh vegetables straight from the garden. Reply

  • July 11, 2013

    WOW, your mom’s garden looks impressive!
    Love, love, love seasonal garden summer veggies! Such a difference in taste and so much fun to pick them. Ah, those dill cucumbers and not perfectly shaped and coloured tomatoes look divine!
    My favourite ever sandwich is rye bread with sliced avocado and a few drops of hot sauce. I would have to go to California to pick avocados myself though.;) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      My in-laws are from CA. I need to convince my mama in-law to plant some avocado trees :). Reply

  • July 11, 2013

    I absolutely love your pictures in this post! So vibrant and beautiful.
    Your son is such a handsome little guy; the tomatoes DO look like a magical garden surrounding him.
    I am so jealous of your Mom’s garden. It is so lovely. Makes me miss my Mom’s garden even more. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Thank you Olga :). Are your parents big gardeners also? Reply

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