A creamy, seasoned shrimp roll sandwich that is simple, quick, and will leave you perfectly satisfied! Lobster roll, move over, it’s time for shrimp rolls to take center stage!
These shrimp roll sandwiches are easy to make and always fun to serve. Made with just a few basic ingredients and prepared in just minutes flat it’s a fast lunch option for when you want something light and fresh tasting. Enjoy the tastes of New England anywhere in the world with this fabulous shrimp roll recipe.
What Is A Shrimp Roll?
A shrimp roll sandwich is based on the well-known New England Lobster Roll, which features fresh lobster piled high on a buttery, toasted bun.
This is a cheaper twist to a lobster roll sandwich and one that I’m sure you’re going to love. Made with a creamy, crunchy, and fresh-tasting filling inside of a toasted bun, every bite is delicious and light.
- Fresh Shrimp, Peeled and deveined
- Old Bay Seasoning
- English Cucumber
- Fresh Cilantro
- Fresh Lemon Juice
- Green Onions
- Hot Dog Buns, Split top
How To Make A Shrimp Sandwich Roll
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add shrimp and cook the shrimp for 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Remove any tails or shells and coarsely chop the shrimp; set aside.
- In a bowl, combine mayo, seasoning, celery, cucumber, cilantro, lemon juice, and onions. Season with salt to taste. Stir in shrimp.
- Brush the cut side of each bun with melted butter. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add rolls to pan, cut side down, and heat until golden, about 1 minute. Divide the shrimp salad mixture between the toasted rolls.
How Do I Devein Shrimp?
You can take the dark vein out of the shrimp after peeling it by using a paring knife and cutting a slit along the back of the shrimp to make the vein more accessible. Then take your finger and run it along the area to wipe the vein off. Run the shrimp under fresh running water and you’re good to go.
Do I Have To Devein Shrimp?
You do not have to if you don’t want to but it’s always recommended. While the vein in the shrimp won’t necessarily harm you in any way it can be rather unpleasing to look at and eat. Taking the extra minute or two to clean it off the shrimp will make your meal much more appetizing and pleasant.
What Goes With Shrimp Rolls?
You don’t need to serve much with these rolls. Keep it simple by serving up this BLT Salad or this Lemony Kale Salad. I also like to serve a fruit salad or refrigerator pickles on the side. Or you can skip all that and just serve a pile of kettle chips instead!
Make sure that you serve a good bottle of wine alongside this summery shrimp roll!
I like to serve this sandwich with clean-tasting white wine. White wine tastes fresh and fruity with nice acidity. A sauvignon blanc has just enough body to work with seasoned mayonnaise. It’s dry and crisp, but still soft and doesn’t overpower the shrimp.
- 4 cups Water
- 1 pound Fresh Shrimp, Peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/4 cup Celery, Finely chopped
- 1/4 cup English cucumber, Finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Green Onions, Chopped
- pinch of Salt
- 4 Hot Dog Buns, Split top
- 5 teaspoons Butter, Melted
- Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
- Add shrimp and boil for 2 minutes.
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Remove any tails or shells and coarsely chop the shrimp; set aside.
To Make the Filling:
- In a bowl, combine mayo, seasoning, celery, cucumber, cilantro, lemon juice, and onions.
- Season with salt to taste.
- Stir in shrimp.
To Assemble the Rolls:
- Brush the cut side of each bun with butter. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add rolls to pan, cut side down and heat until golden, about 1 minute.
- Divide the shrimp mixture between the rolls.
Amount Per Serving Calories 399Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 233mgSodium 637mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 33g