Saturday, September 7, 2013

Shrimp Rolls

I grew up going to Maine for summer vacation. I loved the Maine Lobster Rolls. Everything tasted better in Maine, but those lobster rolls were the best. Sadly, it's been years since I've been to Maine, but I still crave those Lobster Rolls. It's kind of expensive, and difficult to find lobster meat where I live, so Big A and I came up with a pretty good solution, and make Shrimp Rolls about once a week. They aren't exactly the same, but they do the trick!
Start with a bag of frozen shrimp. Did you know frozen is actually fresher than, well, fresh shrimp? I am not lying! The shrimpers freeze all of the shrimp at sea. The "fresh" shrimp in the display case is actually just defrosted shrimp, and who knows how long it's been sitting in the display.  And, usually, the stores charge you more for it!!! Annoying, eh?
So, if you want to make a shrimp roll, get yourself some frozen shrimp, and defrost it. Dry it off really well. I wrap the shrimp in several paper towels and let it sit for a few minutes before I use it.  
World Famous Shrimp Rolls
(okay, so maybe they're only famous at my house, and only to Big A)
shrimp roll, shrimp salad, sandwiches
1 lb shrimp - if you use the large shrimp chop it into smaller pieces.
1 tsp dried dill OR 1 TBSP. fresh dill
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 hot dog buns - New England style


Mix all of the ingredients - except buns and butter of course! (Obvious, I know, but I feel the need to clarify that for some reason, like the warning sign on a stroller that says "do not park on a cliff"...).
 Anyway! We like our shrimp with a lot of mayo, but if you don't, just use less.  Chill the shrimp salad for at least a half an hour.
Meanwhile, open up the New England style buns, and butter both sides. Toast both sides in a frying pan over medium heat, until they are golden brown.
Pile on the shrimp and serve!
shrimp roll, shrimp salad, sandwiches
Note: Add 3 TBSP chopped celery if you like it. Sub cooked lobster meat, if you have it! Yummy!
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Tracy @ Daily Dish Magazine said...

This is a great recipe and I learned something new. I had no idea that frozen shrimp was fresher than fresh shrimp!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy! Thanks for coming by! Julia

Unknown said...

Hi Julia it's almost midnite here and now I'm craving this sandwich! It looks delicious and I totally love shrimp! Thanks for sharing at the Fluster Buster Party! Have a great day! Lizy party co host

Danielle said...

I'm well aware of the famous New England lobster roll as I live in Massachusetts. It is so popular. Your shrimp roll sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. I hope you get back to Maine again soon! x

Kylie Rose said...

YUMMY! Those look so good and tasty.I miss fresh seafood so bad since moving from California!

Thank you so much for stopping by Absolutely Arkansas! I'm so glad you enjoyed the door :) It was SO simple!!

XO Kylie

Mary Beth said...

I am a shrimp LOVER and this looks so delicious! I wish I had one right now. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mary Beth

Unknown said...

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you try this - it's a once a week stand-by for us! Julia

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh, I love shrimp and lobster rolls. I rarely think to use frozen shrimp but you make an excellent point about their freshness.
Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.