Shrimp Salad Sandwich + Giveaway

We had fun with this one. The other day, we were contacted about a new website to be launched in July by Kraft Foods. A part of this new website will be an interactive map of regionally-inspired sandwiches. Adam and I were asked to create a sandwich inspired by our hometown. We both grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and now live just a few minutes outside of Washington DC, so we decided to go for a seafood sandwich that took advantage of fresh ingredients, a light dressing and a favorite of ours, Old Bay Seasoning.

We are pretty picky when it comes to shrimp salad. To us, the dressing should be simple and light, never thick or heavy. The rolls should be soft and easily squeezed just before taking a bite and there should be some sort of crunch. For this recipe, the crunch comes from bright green Boston lettuce, celery stalk and radish. We also really wanted to keep things fresh with lime, basil and celery leaves (read: celery leaves are often overlooked and under-utilized).

The recipe is found below and this sandwich will eventually be added to the interactive map over at Kraft’s new website, Outsandwich.com. To celebrate, they are helping us out with a giveaway. This giveaway is now closed.

Disclosure: We did receive products to try out for ourselves, but all opinions in this post are our own. We did not receive compensation for this giveaway.

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42 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Klee June 21, 2011, 6:07 pm

    I’m from the midwest, so a local sandwich would have to have beef. Roast beef on thinly sliced cornbread with tomatoes and apple butter would be ideal.

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  • Danielle June 21, 2011, 9:26 am

    Hmm…maybe a burger with a few slices of Jersey tomato and grilled corn relish!

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  • Jun June 21, 2011, 6:03 am

    I’m not a fan of shrimp, but this is so tempting!

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  • Shumaila June 21, 2011, 2:33 am

    I am from India and I remember growing up on these delectable mint cucumber sandwiches that were made on regular milk bread that had been slathered with butter.

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  • MelodyJ June 21, 2011, 12:44 am

    I think in VA it could be a barbecue sandwich one day and a fish sandwich the next. We are one the east coast so we eat alot of fish but then their’s the pork industry here too.

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  • Sara June 21, 2011, 12:07 am

    I’m from LA so my sandwich would have to have to be a bacon wrapped hot dog with avocado perhaps? Mixing a downtown street cart classic with California health/vegetation

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  • Andrea June 20, 2011, 8:23 pm

    I’m from Maine and Irish, so maybe a boiled dinner kind of sandwich. Thin sliced potatoes, corned beef, onions, and melted cheese on rye.

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  • Kristal June 20, 2011, 5:51 pm

    A sandwich inspired by San Diego, well, that would have to be a sandwich-version of the famous Baja fish tacos, so something with lightly breaded and fried fish, a mayonaisse and yogurt based sauce with chilpotle and other spices, shredded cabbage, and and of course freshly sqeezed lime over the top.

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  • Lara June 20, 2011, 4:49 pm

    Here the Boston area – I love a Thanksgiving themed sandwich – stuffing, cranberries, roasted turkey, and mashed potatoes. Mmm!

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  • Pat R June 20, 2011, 4:27 pm

    Coming from Baltimore, the sandwich of choice is an Old Bay crabcake sandwich!

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  • Aggie June 20, 2011, 3:03 pm

    I think I would have to make a nice grilled blackened grouper sandwich…that screams FL to me!

    This sammie looks awesome!

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  • Kel June 20, 2011, 2:44 pm

    Hometown sandwich — hmmm… I think around here it could be a chicken apple sandwich with some sort of local cheese. And homemade bread.

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  • Scorpio Woman June 20, 2011, 11:31 am

    A BLT is the best for the summer

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  • Beverly Lynn June 20, 2011, 9:09 am

    I think you guys got it right! Anything with Old Bay screams Maryland. Maybe a good tomato sandwich in the summer perhaps with grilled chicken, perhaps not. Yum. Now I am hungry.

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  • Erin June 20, 2011, 8:18 am

    While the MD girl in me loves a good grilled crabcake sandwich, the Philly girl in me will share my favorite (see: only) way to eat a Philly cheesesteak. First, it must be on a Liscio’s Bakery roll. A true Philly cheesesteak always uses Liscio’s. Then I like a little spread of mayo, the steak, provolone cheese, and shredded lettuce on top. The trick is not to put too much of any one ingredient or things get mushy. I like it this way because it keeps the grease factor down and I’m just not a cheese wiz kinda girl.

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