I can’t really tell you where the idea for a shrimp roll came from. Perhaps it was a bag of shrimp in the freezer and the longing for lobster. Perhaps it was seeing Paula Deen make a lobster roll, and realizing that it is essentially a glorified tuna salad sandwich. Perhaps it was the one time a year I have hot dog buns in the freezer. Perhaps it was finally time to try out that Wasabi Mayo that has been in the cupboard for months.

Wasabi Shrimp Roll - 2 rolls

  • 2 cups roughly chopped shrimp
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 Tbsp wasabi mayonnaise (From Trader Joe’s)
  • 2 hot dog buns
  • optional: black sesame seeds and sriracha

Combine first four ingredients.

Toast buns on grill if desired. Top buns with shrimp mixture.

It’s perhaps the best sandwich I’ve had this month.

14 Comments (Reply )

  1. cna training
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 10:29 am

    nice post. thanks.


  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    I LOVE wasabi on anything. I make a wasabi coleslaw that is like crack. I usually just add wasabi paste to mayo, but may have to give Trader Joe’s a try.


    • Emily
      Aug 02, 2010 @ 11:13 am

      What else do you put in the coleslaw? It sounds amazing!


  3. the actor's diet
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    i bet that was awesome – i do like a little wasabi in my life!


  4. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    WOW! Gorgeous! I bet that was one helluva sandwich. :)


  5. Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

    This is perhaps the most inventive and delicious way to fill up a hot dog bun I’ve seen as of late. I love a touch of wasabi on practically anything, particularly seafood. Have you tried Trader Joe’s Wasabi Mayo?


  6. Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Ok, I’m a tard. I just re-read the ingredients in your recipe and you actually used the very mayo I just referenced. Methinks, I need to go for a mentally invigorating run now.


    • Emily
      Aug 02, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

      Well, I’m going to assume that you have tried it….What do you use it on?


  7. Angela
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

    This looks so delicious – I was expecting sushi with the title, but was pleasantly surprised to see a sandwich! A sandwich I can make :) I have tons of rolls from a barbeque and some frozen shrimp. I might be breaking out this recipe one night this week. Thanks!!


  8. Kristen (swanky dietitian)
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    I love wasabi! This sounds excellent! Don’t you just love when your experiments turn out to be a great success!


  9. kate
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    wasabi is so good! i was once at a resturant that served a ball of wasabi as as a part of a tuna dish. a woman ate the whole thing at once thinking it was a melon ball. whoops! caused quite the scene!


    • Emily
      Aug 02, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

      Oh my gosh, I can only imagine! Wow!


  10. Carissa @ Fit To Indulge
    Aug 02, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

    Yum yum! My mouth is on fire just reading the ingredients. Wasabi and sciracha.. can’t go wrong there. :)


  11. mary beth hughes
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    catching up today…this looks amazing! i will have to try it out this weekend — yum!!


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