Shrimp BLT Sandwich
October 20, 2022
"Here a BLT sandwich includes shrimp, which brings in that shrimpy succulent flavor. Included in this recipe is a home-made version of mayonnaise flavored with Tabasco, but it's up to you if you want to make it or you can use a good quality store-bought mayonnaise which you can sprinkle in some Tabasco."
- Homemade Mayonnaise, optional
- Serving Size: 1 (603.4 g)
- Calories 2348.4
- Total Fat - 243.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 153.3 g
- Cholesterol - 788.3 mg
- Sodium - 3053.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 14.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
- Sugars - 3 g
- Protein - 36.7 g
- Calcium - 179.6 mg
- Iron - 2.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 27.5 mg
- Thiamin - 1.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Cook the bacon slowly in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels.
Add the shrimp to the bacon fat remaining in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning once, until just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove shrimp, let cool and peel.
Slice the tomatoes and sprinkle with salt.
Lightly toast the sour dough bread. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice. Place a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, and two slices of bacon on 6 slices of the toast. Top with shrimp, dividing them equally, and then top with remaining toasts. Cut diagonally in half and serve. Enjoy!
Homemade Mayonnaise, optional
Juice the lemon. Pour the corn or peanut oil and the olive oil into a measuring cup or a pitcher with a narrow spout. in a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together, then whisk for 3 minutes. Dribble in a few teaspoons of of the oil mixture until the sauce begins to emulsify. Still whisking, drizzle in the rest of the oil in a very thin stream-NOT TOO FAST, or the mayonnaise will break, or curdle. The mayonnaise should be quite stiff. Season to taste with Tabasco.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When selecting shrimp, look for firm, plump, and moist shrimp with a mild smell.
- Choose tomatoes that are ripe, but still firm. Avoid tomatoes that have bruises or soft spots.
- Replace the bacon with tempeh for a vegetarian option. The benefit of this substitution is that tempeh is a plant-based protein source, making the sandwich vegan-friendly. The thinking behind this substitution is to provide an alternative to bacon for those who are vegetarian or vegan.
- Replace the sourdough bread with whole wheat bread. The benefit of this substitution is that whole wheat bread is higher in fiber, providing more nutritional value. The thinking behind this substitution is to provide a healthier option for those looking to get more fiber in their diet.
Vegan BLT Sandwich Substitute the bacon with tempeh bacon, and the mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise. Use vegan sourdough bread.
Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan: This delicious side dish pairs perfectly with the Shrimp BLT Sandwich. Grilled asparagus with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese adds a crunchy and savory flavor that compliments the shrimp and bacon in the sandwich. Plus, asparagus is full of vitamins and minerals, making it a healthy option to serve!
Garlic Roasted Potatoes: Garlic roasted potatoes are a great side dish to serve with the Shrimp BLT Sandwich. Roasting potatoes with garlic and olive oil adds a savory flavor and crunchy texture that pairs well with the shrimp and bacon. Plus, potatoes are a great source of fiber and vitamins, making them a healthy option to serve with the sandwich.
Q: How do I cook the bacon?
A: Cook the bacon slowly in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. Remove the bacon and drain on paper towels.
Q: How long should I cook the bacon?
A: Cook the bacon until it is crisp and the fat has rendered, about 10-15 minutes. Flip the bacon occasionally to ensure even cooking.
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The BLT sandwich is a classic American sandwich. It was first created in the early 1900s and was popularized by the popular restaurant chain, White Castle.
The recipe for the shrimp BLT sandwich was featured in the movie, The Help, starring Emma Stone and Viola Davis. The characters in the movie enjoyed the sandwich while discussing the civil rights movement.