Monday, September 12, 2011

Shrimp Rolls--A Maine Classic

Do I need another cookbook?  Of course!  Carol,  over at Serendipity, was hosting a cookbook give away recently.  She and her husband enjoy living in Maine during the summer months.  Stop in and visit her lovely blog.  You'll be pleased to make her acquaintance!  Since I have a son and daughter-in-law living in New England,  and me without a New England sort of cookbook, I left a comment on Carol's blog.  Well, bless my soul, Carol let me know that I was the winner and soon Maine Classics arrived in the mail.

My daughter-in-law has mentioned lobster rolls a number of times and, while they sounded quite delicious, I found a recipe in Maine Classics for shrimp rolls.  I had shrimp (although not Maine shrimp as called for) in the freezer and some special hot dog buns from Fox and Obel.  And I had a taste for shrimp rolls.  The simple ingredients came together in a light and refreshing sandwich that both The Baker and I enjoyed.  Thank you Carol!!

Next New England treat?  Coffee Milk!


Shrimp Rolls from Maine Classics Cookbook

2 quart of water
3 Tbsp kosher salt
1 1/2 pounds of Maine shrimp, peeled and cleaned
1 cup finely chopped celery
5 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped chives
1 Tbsp lemon juice
6 top-loading hot dog buns (um, aren't they all top-loading?)
2 Tbsp butter, melted

1.  Bring the water and salt to a boil in a large pot.  Reduce the heat and add the shrimp.  Cook for about two minutes until the shrimp are pink and slightly curled.  Drain and chill the shrimp.
2.  In a large bowl, toss the shrimp with the celery, mayonnaise, chives and lemon juice.
3.  Brush the insides of the hot dog buns with the melted butter and toast.  Fill with the shrimp mixture and serve.

ENJOY!

31 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful and so simple! Thanks for sharing

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  2. This is such a fabulous dish - I can relate to yet another cookbook - it's my addiction!! Lovely post and delicious recipe :)
    Mary

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  3. Looks like a great cookbook. I love reading recipes even if I never make them! Maybe it's similar to looking at decorating books.

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  4. Congrats on your win! Sounds like a great sandwich-enjoy:@)

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  5. This looks and sounds so good. My sister and I are off to the beach in a couple of weeks and I'm going to tuck this recipe in and give it a try there!
    Best,
    Susan

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  6. Not that shrimp wouldn't be good but lobster would be heaven.

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  7. Screams Maine to me..I love Maine..Always will:)

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  8. Lucky you! And you certainly picked a winner of a recipe. Definitely a Maine classic.

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  9. I don't think it's possible to ever have too many cookbooks!!!

    I LOVE shrimp rolls! Coming from Florida, where local shrimp was easily obtained, I made them on a semi-regular basis. Recently, my daughter and I had lunch at Red Lobster, and she tried the lobster rolls (new to the menu). She gave me a bite...we both loved them.

    What a great giveaway that was.

    Have a great day,
    Patti

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  10. We can all use another cookbook so don't fight it....give in to the temptation. There is goodness in them thar pages...

    This one is sure to be a pleaser. I have always wanted to live in Maine.

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  11. Oooooh.... I'm wishing I had that with my coffee this morning. I know it's a bit early, but I'm just sayin'! You library continues to grow! LOL! Congratulations on your win. blessings ~ tanna

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  12. Love the idea of a shrimp roll. Why haven't I heard of this before, always think of lobster rolls not shrimp! It looks fantastic

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  13. congrats on your new cookbook, you know i would not want or use it, but this sandwich looks devine

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  14. the knots were there for the taking last week end when hubby and i were strolling the beach,

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  15. Congratulations on winning the cookbook! What a wonderful recipe you made and perfect for the last warm days of summer. It sounds delicious!

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  16. Haha... yes, I guess all hot dog buns are "top-load", but the ones they use back East look more square and when you compare them to regular hot dog buns, they really do look more like they should be referred to as "top-load". The shrimp roll looks and sounds very good - I bet it was delicious! I grew up pouring coffee syrup in my glasses of milk when I was a kid - YUM! Now, I like Kahlua and milk ;)

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  17. Great looking rolls! And congrats on the swag :) Freebies are the best!

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  18. Aah looks like a classic lunch dish, I love seafood and shrimps is just as nice as any other ones, yum!

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  19. Congratulations! When we remodeled our kitchen I had a ceiling to floor bookshelf built in just to house my cookbook collection. I still had to cull and store some in the laundry room. Do you think it is an illness? I read cookbooks like novels. I will be putting together the shrimp rolls. I think they would be a wonderful lunch at the beach this winter. Hugs, Bonnie

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  20. How fun that you won a cookbook that will help you understand the area your daughter.in.law grew up in . . . sounds like you are already having a good time.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  21. Oh, I'm stealing this recipe. The girls will love it!

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  22. Congrats on your win, Bonnie. I love lobster rolls but its way too expensive on the west coast so shrimp is the next best thing. I don't think there is such a thing as too many cookbooks. I'm always rummaging through my bookshelf looking for something new.

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  23. Yum! I've read lots of good reviews about that cookbook, Bonnie! I love shrimp and lobster --I would be equally thrilled with either in a Maine classic.

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  24. I don't know what I would choose...one more cookbook or that really appetizing shrimp roll sandwich? Hmmm...that would be welcomed this lunchtime...do you take orders ;o)

    Congrats Bonnie on your lovely winning.

    Have a great weekend,
    Claudia

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  25. Love lobster roll. but lobster is not always easy to find in my corner, but now I can try these shrimp rolls;thank you.
    Rita

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  26. It is always such fun to win something and a book just keeps on giving enjoyment...especially a cookbook!

    Congratulations on your win and have a great time cooking and sharing more tasty dishes from its pages!

    Sandi

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  27. Ah! This reminds me of my trip to Maine. I want a shrimp roll right now! These look delicious, my friend! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I've been busy baking a cake for my grandparent's anniversary. Much love...and thanks for making me smile.

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  28. LOVELY to meet you and find your blog! These look amazing and I remember having something similar when I was in Chesapeake bay!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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  29. My motto in life? You can never, ever have enough cookbooks!! Lovely, lovely blog- am off to nosy around your other posts!

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  30. You definitely can't have too many cookbooks. The lobster roll looks yummy- reminds me of my last trip to Maine, years ago. The lobster there was sooooo good! :)

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