I love the French word for seafood, “fruits de la mer”. It literally translates to “fruits from the sea”.
Currently I am in the midst of working on two very large design projects for two lovely clients. For the past several days I have been up at 5 am and working on projects until 5 pm when my family insists on being fed. 🙂
Our kitchen is one of the hottest rooms in the house and with temperatures hovering in the 110’s this week the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven.
It can be a challenge to come up with cool and satisfying meals but my family LOVES these shrimp sandwiches. They are really easy too.
I mix up the ingredients in the morning while the kitchen is still cool. These sandwiches taste better if the ingredients have a bit of time to blend together.
Here are the ingredients:
2 pounds of peeled and cooked shrimp (I just buy it ready made in the freezer section.)
1/2 of a white onion finely chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
6 to 8 hoagie style rolls or miniature baguettes
1/2 of a cucumber finely sliced
6 to 8 leaves of butter leaf lettuce
Combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Refrigerate in a sealed container for at least one hour. When you are ready to assemble begin by placing the open baguettes on a plate. Line the bread with lettuce and 3-4 cucumber slices, top with shrimp mixture. May be served with a lemon wedge.
I chose to pair this meal with a bit of fresh fruit and my favorite potato salad.
For those who are on low carb or gluten free diets this is wonderful just as a salad. Just line the plate with the lettuce and cucumber and top with the shrimp.
I hope you enjoy one of my family’s summertime favorites!
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