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, 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
  • Brenda Andrews July 3, 2011, 10:17 am

    I signed up for emails. And all those sandwhiches sound really yummy. I’m from Corinth, MS a small town, but they have a special sandwhich called a slugburger. It’s a mix of meat and flour/meal. It comes topped with mustard, onion, and pickle. It’s on of those sandwhiches you either love it or hate it. I’m not a big fan but my hubby could eat one every day.

  • Katie July 2, 2011, 7:33 pm

    I am from Albany, NY. We have a lot of apples around here, and cheddar is big too, so I would probably do some sort of apple, cheddar and turkey panini!

  • C Williams July 2, 2011, 2:36 pm

    My idea is put everything you want or desire on it

  • Top Social Giveaways July 2, 2011, 2:17 pm

    My Hometown Inspired Sandwich is a Crawfish Po Boy – Fried crawfish on a hoagie bun with mayo, onion and tomato! (Lake Charles, La.)

  • Esme July 1, 2011, 1:23 am

    Hometown recipe-roasted peppers, with spinach, and avocado from California.

  • Elenna June 30, 2011, 10:05 pm

    Your photos are making me salivate! New York just got chose corn as the state vegetable, and we’re pretty diverse to boot… I’m thinking a corn tortilla filled with local Hudson Valley greens and meat,onion (the runner up vegetable) baked with melted local cheese on top!

  • Sassy June 30, 2011, 4:32 pm

    my ideal sandwich from my hometown is a philly cheese steak with everything on it.

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  • June Lisle June 30, 2011, 4:32 pm

    I live in New Mexico so it would have to have some green chili on it. How about a green chili and turkey sandwich. Yum.

  • Sassy June 30, 2011, 4:31 pm

    i signed up for your newsletter

    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  • carmen June 30, 2011, 3:57 pm

    my idea for a sandwich from my hometown of Cincinnati, would be a chili cheese sandwich, complete with the sweet chili that Cincinnati is known for, smothered with cheese and a dab of mustard!

  • carmen June 30, 2011, 3:56 pm

    i signed up for your newsletter.

  • Nate @ House of Annie June 29, 2011, 9:36 pm

    Coming from Hawaii, it would have to be a sandwich with kalua pork, lomi salmon, and a poi-mayo spread.


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