Saturday, February 20, 2010

Poached Shrimp Rolls

These rolls are a take on Maine lobster rolls..instead of using lobster I'm using frozen deveined shell on shrimp.First the shrimp are frozen when just caught so they are way better than the giant pile of ones sitting on top of each other in the seafood case..I've always had the problem of a taste of iodine from the ones out of the frozen is the way to go unless you live very close to the ocean..also for you non seafood types this would work very well with grilled chicken that has been cooled and diced small.Now on to the rolls

serves 6 rolls

2 1/2 pounds shrimp
2 to 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 small shallot (minced)
3 tbls celery (minced)
2 tsp each fresh tarragon,flat leaf parsley and chives (chopped fine)
1/2 lime (juiced)
salt and pepper to taste
1 head butter lettuce(it's natural curve holds every thing in better)
6 good rolls from the bakery section

poaching liquid
1 lemon (sliced)
1 cinnamon stick
10 peppercorns
1/2 cup of wine
6 cups water

First rinse shrimp under cold water,with poaching liquid you want it to be between 165 and steaming hot but not boiling,let shrimp cook until their color changes and they slightly curl.about 4 to 8 minutes depending on how hot the liquid is.
While the shrimp is cooking set up a bowl with ice and water,once shrimp is cooked test one in the ice bath,crack it open to make sure it's just cooked through,it should be white not translucent,if this first one is done transfer all of them to the ice bath
Now drain the shrimp and pull off the shells(can be saved for stock)at this point these could be used for killer shrimp cocktails or maybe asian spring's just a great way to cook shrimp,anyway back to buisness,cut shrimp in half lengthwise and toss with all of the other ingredients
Pop this in the fridge while you get the rolls ready,butter the rolls and lay open face down in a pan and cook until golden brown,lay the lettuce into the bread and fill with shrimp or chicken mix..These are really really good!..hope you like


  1. yeah! you gave a non-fish recommendation :). this looks wonderful!

  2. OMG, How the heck did I miss this... My stomach is growling to much, I cannot stand it... Total YUM!