Zesty Shrimp Sandwich with a Creamy BBQ Sauce

One weekend, I was bored with my lunch choices…grilled cheese, ham and swiss, hot dog, so on and so forth. I was in the mood for something zestier. I had shrimp and that appeared to be about it. Taking a  look at my pantry, I realized I had so much more. With just the basics in my pantry plus the shrimp, I came up with a unique and quite tasty summer sandwich!

In your pantry or fridge you probably have mayo, BBQ sauce and a bunch of other condiments and spices. If you do, you have the makings of a Creamy BBQ Sauce. Don’t have shrimp, use chicken. Either way, give this sandwich a chance and clear out that pantry!

Zesty Shrimp Sandwich with a Creamy BBQ Sauce


1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning

2 Cloves Garlic (Minced)

1 lb Shrimp, peeled and deveined

3 Tbsp Mayonaise

2 Tbsp Honey BBQ Sauce

2 tsp Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp Sweet relish

Lemon zest of half a lemon

2 tsp Lemon juice

1 tsp Old Bay seasoning

4 Hot dog rolls

1/4 Cup Onion, diced

1/2 Cup Romaine lettuce, chopped

1/4 Cup Tomato, diced

Salt and Pepper to taste

  1. Mix oil, 1/2 tsp Old Bay, and garlic. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Add shrimp to marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix mayo, BBQ sauce, Dijon, relish, zest, lemon juice, and 1 tsp Old Bay. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Preheat large skillet. Do not add any butter or oil. Add minced onions, sweating for 3 minutes. Add shrimp. Do not add remaining oil, reserving for later use. Cook shrimp on both sides until fully cooked. Remove shrimp and onions from pan.
  4. Brush rolls with remaining marinade. Toast each roll face down in skillet until lightly browned.
  5. Assemble each sandwich by slathering with creamy BBQ sauce, then add shrimp. Top with lettuce and tomatoes.

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