Thursday, September 4, 2008

Creamy Shrimp Rolls

First of all, thanks for all the new readers who checked me out from my other blog. I also want to thank all of my readers for the wonderful comments. I appreciate each and every one of them and I appreciate you taking a few minutes out of your day to check out my blog so I am not 'Dining Alone!'.

As summer comes to an end for most of you I wanted to offer up one of my favorite summer sandwiches, Shrimp Rolls. You may be familiar with Lobster Rolls but lobster meat isn't nearly as easy to come by (or as cheap) as frozen shrimp. I made variations of this but found a good recipe in the magazine Real Simple.

Easy side dish, chips!

You need some frozen cooked shrimp. I defrost mine in a bowl of cool water while I prep the rest of the ingredients.

I have been using the Debbie Meyer green bags for a few weeks and I am a big fan. They may not save me a ton of money but they really save me a ton of grief of not having to be upset when I go to use an ingredient and it is rotten.

You need a regular old hot dog bun.

You want some kind of green on the bun, I chose spinach.

Line the bun with the spinach and you are nearly done!

Chop up your celery.

Chop up your shrimp.

Add them together in a bowl.

I like to use french grey salt in simple dishes like this, but kosher or sea salt is fine also.

Add in some lemon juice

I ran out of my beloved vegenaise and as we have been trying to save gas I haven't got to the specialty market that carries it. I am using good old Best Foods. Add this in with the rest of your ingredients and give it a stir. I missed getting a picture at this point because I was hungry and it looked and smelled delicious.

This is a perfect lunch for a late summer weekend and you won't spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. Have a great weekend!!


  1. MMMMmmm...this looks yummy! It reminds me of a yummy summer sandwich my dad used to make, shrimp, avocado, cream cheese, 1000 island dressing onrye bread...delish! I may have to ry avocado instead of the spiach in this roll. Thanks for the recipe and pet your puppies for me!

  2. hi!
    Do you lose shrimp flavor from defrosting it in water? I had not ever tried that method.


  3. I've wanted to buy those green bags but didn't want to waste the money. I might have to get some now.
    That roll looks good.

  4. Those bags are really good! I joined a CSA and am loving it, but can't always eat everything w/in 2 days. They definitely have long as you keep things dry.

    I just looked and I have some shrimpies in the freezer, may have to try this to dinner tonight!!!


  5. That looks delicious! I definitely want to try the green bags now as well.

  6. That looks yummy! I am so excited you think the Debbie Meyer green bags are legit... I was wondering about them - I think I have to order some now!

  7. You should get a kick back from those green bags. I wasn't sure about them, but will now get some.
    I am going to try this next week.

  8. I don't think green bags have made it to Paducah yet. (We just got electricity last year...) But this shrimpy sangrich looks delishioso!
    So does the chili stew.
    I'm hungry.


  9. My ma ape was glad to read about the green bags. She wants to try them because she is always finding rotten vegetables and fruitables in the fridge and then she says HBO words.

    We totes love veganaise around here.

    wally t.

  10. OMD! (Like the kids would say!)
    That creamy shrimp roll looks so delicious! And easy to make. I have to try it!
    Have a good night