Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shrimp Salad Rolls

Kosher salt 
2 lb. large shrimp (31 to 40 per lb.), preferably easy-peel 
3/4 cup finely chopped celery with leaves 
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives 
1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh tarragon 
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice; more to taste 
Freshly ground black pepper 
6 hot dog rolls, preferably New England-style split-top rolls

Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until bright pink and cooked through, about 2 minutes.the water needn't return to a boil. Drain in a colander and run under cold water to stop the cooking. Shell the shrimp, devein if necessary, and cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces.

In a large bowl, stir the celery, mayonnaise, chives, tarragon, lemon juice, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Stir in the shrimp and season to taste with more lemon, salt, and pepper.

Position a rack 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler to high. Toast both outside surfaces of the rolls under the broiler, about 1 minute per side. Spoon the shrimp salad into the rolls, using about 2/3 cup per roll, and serve.


Make it a lobster roll: Substitute 1-1/2 lb. (4 cups) cooked lobster meat for the cooked shrimp.

Source:  Fine Cooking


Catherine said...

Dear Gina, I am hungry right now, since I haven't eaten since early this morning. This sandwich looks terrific. One of my and my daughters favorite. Have a good day my dear. Blessings, Catherine xo

Gina Alfani said...

I love just about anything with shrimp!

You have a great day as well Catherine :)

Stacie said...

This sounds so good! I wish I could eat shrimp. Haven't been able to eat it since i had kids :(

Gina Alfani said...

Oh Stacie!! That is awful . . . I'd be in real trouble if I could not eat shrimp. It is my favorite food and I must have it often.

What I can't eat is mussels . . . no clam chowder, scallops, oysters . . . I break out in hives. :(

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

unikorna said...

I am not a very constant shrimp consumer, I once ate some sort of cocktail shrimps, raw and it turned my stomach upside down..That is why I was surprised to discover here that they can be cooked, I thought they are usually consumed raw. I am a bit ignorant when it comes to shellfish. Yours look lovely though :)

Gina Alfani said...

My favorite ways to eat shrimp is fried and in a shrimp pasta (a white alfredo type sauce but much spicier with lots of hot peppers and green onions).

I could not eat raw shrimp!! No wonder it turned your stomach upside down . . . they are also good cooked on the grill after being marinaded.

If shrimp are reasonably priced in your country, experiment with them . . . they are very versatile!

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