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Pesto Shrimp Roll Sandwiches

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Pesto shrimp roll sandwiches are my version of a poor man's lobster roll.  Cooked shrimp is mixed with a pesto mayonnaise and served atop lettuce on a big crusty bun.  The shrimp can be prepared a day or two before for easy entertaining or on the go meal.

Shrimp Roll

My husband has a deep love for lobster.  We have a standing  joke about what's for dinner – lobster! Every night!  Our Sunday Supper theme this week is Fathers Day so I wanted to make something lobster-esque for my husband for his big day.  It occurred to me that I could make a lobster roll but use shrimp instead of the lobster.  It wouldn't be exactly the same, but shrimp is up there in his list of favorite foods so I knew it'd be close enough.

Shrimp Roll

I added the pesto at the last minute because I thought it'd taste delicious.  It did!  I served the shrimp salad on French bread because that's what my husband wanted, but I would have preferred a little less bread so a small bread roll or even a hot dog bun would work.  I do think it's important to toast whatever bread you use, though.  The shrimp is so full of flavor that just a simple side salad or maybe coleslaw would go well with it.

Yield: 3

Pesto Shrimp Roll Sandwiches #SundaySupper

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds large or extra large shrimp, cooked, deveined and peeled
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the shrimp in to smaller pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and pesto until combined. Whisk in lemon juice, Old Bay, salt and pepper.
  3. Add shrimp to the bowl and toss to coat.
  4. Serve shrimp salad on crusty rolls, French bread or even hot dog buns.
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43 Comments
  • Jen
    June 22, 2013

    I am so in love with this sandwich. I’ll take three!

  • Anne
    June 20, 2013

    I love shrimp, and having it tossed with pesto would be over-the-top delicious!

  • I love pesto on everything! This sounds good to me.

  • Sunithi
    June 19, 2013

    Love the combo of pesto and shrimp. I would slather this on and relish it. Would taste great with noodles too I imagine.

  • Jacqui
    June 19, 2013

    YUM!!!!!! It looks good

  • Katie
    June 18, 2013

    Mmm I think adding pesto to these sammies sounded like a great idea!

  • Sarah Reid, RHNC (
    June 17, 2013

    So neat! We don’t eat mayo here though, I may try it with Greek yogurt!

  • Family Foodie
    June 17, 2013

    Pesto and shrimp is such a great combination. These rolls look incredible and great for Father’s Day!

  • These are gorgeous! What a great choice for #SundaySupper.

  • Kim Beaulieu
    June 16, 2013

    My dad would have loved this. He grew up on the east coast and loved seafood.

  • Hezzi-D
    June 16, 2013

    Yummy! These shrimp rolls look delicious and then pesto on top? Yes please~

  • Bea
    June 16, 2013

    These look and sound simply divine! Thank you for sharin!

  • The Ninja Baker
    June 16, 2013

    Wish I could choose lobster for dinner every night, too =) How clever of you to create this oh, so tasty looking and sounding shrimp substitute! Thank you, Camille!

  • Tara
    June 16, 2013

    Wow, that looks so good. Just had pesto with salmon for the first time and I know I would love it with shrimp!!

  • Laura Dembowski
    June 16, 2013

    A shrimp roll sounds so good and very summer appropriate!

  • Kim
    June 16, 2013

    That looks amazing! I’d be okay with just that pesto mayo smeared on that crusty roll, yum.

  • Renee
    June 16, 2013

    Pesto and shrimp is a combo made in heaven. I could eat it for days! What a fabulous way to turn it into a salad and make a sandwich. What a great treat for a dad or anyone for that matter.

  • Megan
    June 16, 2013

    My favorite thing on earth is authentic Maine Lobster Roll. I never made a shrimp roll though and love the idea. YUM!

  • Courtney
    June 16, 2013

    If only we could have lobster for dinner every night! 🙂 I love this version that’s a little friendlier on the wallet. Looks delish!

  • Lauren
    June 16, 2013

    What a great idea! I actually prefer shrimp to lobster, I think.

  • Jennifer
    June 16, 2013

    Love it! I am such a pesto freak and on shrimp, perfect! Awesome sandwich!

  • Laura
    June 16, 2013

    I love the combination of pesto and shrimp.