Easy Shrimp Rolls Recipe

Tanya Schroeder | Lemons for Lulu

Easy Shrimp Rolls are a great lunch or dinner that will take you right back to the beach cafe. Even if you're land locked!

The first time I spied a freshly cooked lobster was when my husband and I vacationed in Sanibel Island, Florida. Since we are from land-locked Ohio, we crave seafood every time we are down south.

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I was all set to try my very first lobster. I was bursting with the anticipation of dunking that tender lobster into warm, silky butter.

Thankfully the lady at the table next to me ordered lobster before I ordered mine because it only took one look at that bright red crustacean for me to know that I will never, ever eat lobster.

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Let me clarify, I will never eat lobster in its shell! It wasn't so much the lobster, as the carnage left on the plate AFTER the lobster was consumed.

That was the grossest thing I have ever seen. And all the work!!!

Who wants to work up a sweat while trying to pry a tiny piece of meat from a claw? Not me.

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Here I am, 14 years later, and I have yet to try a whole lobster. The same holds true for crab legs.

I gag a little just thinking about them. The only shellfish I can handle and enjoy are shrimp.

They are so much easier! Yes, shelling and deveining shrimp are bit unappetizing, but definitely better options for someone like me.

Our family enjoys shrimp in many ways. I use them in pasta and nachos all the time. They are small, but pack a flavorful punch!

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These rolls are so easy to prepare and taste fabulous. You will need a pound of medium, deveined shrimp for this recipe which you will boil and coarsely chop and add to a bowl along with mayo, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice and a few veggies.

Pile this mixture into a split top hot dog roll that has been lightly brushed with butter. This sandwich tastes light and fresh.

It's a simple recipe for a summer lunch or dinner! I know you'll love them if seafood is your thing.

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Easy Shrimp Rolls Recipe

    4 Servings


  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 pound Fresh Shrimp, Peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Celery, Finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup English cucumber, Finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Green Onions, Chopped
  • pinch of Salt
  • 4 Hot Dog Buns, Split top
  • 5 teaspoons Butter, Melted


For the Shrimp:

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add shrimp and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  4. Remove any tails or shells and coarsely chop the shrimp; set aside.

To Make the Filling:

  1. In a bowl, combine mayo, seasoning, celery, cucumber, cilantro, lemon juice and onions.
  2. Season with salt to taste.
  3. Stir in shrimp.

To Assemble the Rolls:

  1. Brush the cut side of each bun with butter. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add rolls to pan, cut side down and heat until golden, about 1 minute.
  3. Divide shrimp mixture between the rolls.


Source: Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine-May 2015
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine-May 2015
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Author: Tanya Schroeder
Source: Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine-May 2015
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 99
Calories 322

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 302mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 27g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Tanya Schroeder

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Tanya covers every kind of meal on Lemons for Lulu. As our Sandwiches fanatic, she's going to wow you with Sandwich greatness, proving there's more to it than just bread, cheese, and meat.

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