Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto

This sandwich is literally a result of a quick raid of our refrigerator. We found some shrimp and olives, the last of our sun dried tomato hummus, and a bit of blue cheese. So, we made a sandwich (of course). You may recognize the cilantro-lime shrimp from earlier sandwiches, as they constitute a quarterly craving. Moving from Denmark to San Diego, one of the things I thoroughly enjoy are the large shrimp. Every shrimp I ate growing up (not many) were tiny, no more than an inch long, and thin to. We did shrimp in numbers, and adding those to a sandwich like this would have taken maybe 25 to 30. It’s such a joy to bite into the larger more succulent shrimp and really taste the meat, although the danish ones are by no means bad at all.

Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto
Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto

Sandwich Recipe

  • Slice of baguette
  • 8-10 cooked shrimp
  • Red onion
  • 6 black olives
  • 3 tsp mayo
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 2 tbs hummus
  • 3 tsp pesto
  • 3 tbs bluecheese

Cut the baguette in half but not all the way through. Open it up, and spread the hummus on the top inside and the pesto on the bottom inside. Spread the shrimp on the bottom. Cut the blue cheese into 4-6 small chunks a spread over the shrimp. De-pit the olives and lay them along the shrimp as shown in the photo.

Toast the open sandwich until the cheese just starts to melt.

While toasting, mix the mayo with the smoked paprika and the chipotle.

When the sandwich is ready, spread the mayo on top of the shrimp (and melted cheese). Cut a few slices of red onions, about 1 or 2 cuts = 10 half-onion rings. Lay them on top. Then close the sandwich and enjoy.

Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto
Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto
Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto
Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto
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2 thoughts on “Crazy for Shrimp: Sandwich With Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Red Onions, Black Olives And Pesto”

  1. This sandwich was wonderful. To completely confuse my taste buds, I added slices of pink sushi ginger. Thank you!

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  2. Hi Charlie.

    Good call with the ginger, we’ll try that sometime !
    🙂

    – Anders

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