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Most Amazing Shrimp BLT Sandwich Recipe

The Most Amazing Shrimp BLT Sandwich is the very best sandwich that we have ever had. It is an explosion of flavors, textures, and deliciousness!

Front view of a sandwich filled with two grilled shrimp over bacon, tomato, and lettuce. The sandwich has a layer of aoili and the bread is a sliced Ciabatta roll.We don’t throw around the words “The Best” very lightly. When we say that this is the Most Amazing Shrimp BLT Sandwich recipe, we seriously mean it!

A closeup side view of a sandwich layered with spicy grilled shrimp, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and aioli inside a ciabatta roll. A jar of tomato relish sits in the background.Not too long ago, I told you about a trip that John and I took to the Pacific Grove California area. Actually, I didn’t tell about it I whined about it. In order to get to this highly recommended restaurant called Nepenthe, we had to scale a mountain (hike a trail) because a landslide had taken out a couple bridges.

A closeup side view of a sandwich layered with spicy grilled shrimp, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and aioli inside a ciabatta roll. A jar of tomato relish sits in the background.Once I had recovered with the help of an amazing margarita, our waiter told us about the specials which included the best sandwich he’d ever had, Shrimp BLT Sandwich with Balsamic Tomato Chutney and Basil Aoili. We had to order it even though we didn’t take our waiters’ opinion too seriously. My own mother is also saying something is the best ever. My sister’s and I get amused by that.

Boys and girls, it was the best sandwich we have ever eaten. I immediately took notes of the flavors and textures that we experienced because I knew we would have to recreate it. Doesn’t everyone do that? I thought it would be difficult to even come close.

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I had a great start with the Balsamic Tomato Chutney recipe. It turned out even better than what I remembered, and it was such a great condiment, we were putting it on everything. Aoili is usually made from mayonnaise. John doesn’t really care for mayo so I used lite sour cream. I heavily infused it with sweet basil, and I don’t think this sandwich suffered by the switch. Lastly, I got the best tiger prawns that I could find in land-locked Nebraska and dusted them with my Homemade Blackened Seasoning Blend.

Front view of a sandwich filled with two grilled shrimp over bacon, tomato, and lettuce. The sandwich has a layer of aoili and the bread is a sliced Ciabatta roll.
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5 from 7 votes

Most Amazing Shrimp BLT Sandwich

The Most Amazing Shrimp BLT Sandwich is the very best sandwich that we have ever had.  It is an explosion of flavors, textures, and deliciousness!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 Sandwiches
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Basil Aioli

  • 1 cup sour cream lite o.k.
  • 3 tbsp sweet basil chopped
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  • Combine Aioli ingredients together and refrigerate until sandwich assembly.
  • Preheat oven to 400F° and place a cooling rack on a baking sheet. Spray the rack with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, drizzle raw shrimp with olive oil until they are lightly coated.  Dust with blackened seasoning and mix until coated.
  • Lay shrimp on the prepared rack. Bake undisturbed for 8 to 10 minutes. Don't overcook. Allow to cool
  • Slice rolls and smear aioli on the underside of the top.  Spread balsamic tomato chutney on the inside of the bottom half of the roll.  
  • Layer two shrimp over the aioli and layer a slice of lettuce and tomato over the tomato chutney.  Place bacon over the tomato.
  • Serve immediately.  
  • Refrigerate leftover ingredients separately in airtight containers.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 175mg | Sodium: 1304mg | Potassium: 971mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 27340IU | Vitamin C: 36.5mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 3.6mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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The result is truly the best sandwich that we’ve ever had. I know it looks like a lot of steps for a simple sandwich, but it is so worth it. I couldn’t wait to share this sandwich with you and will definitely be making it to share at our next get-together!

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Recipe Rating




Madi

Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Putting shrimp in a BLT is a fantastic idea! I have to make this for dinner!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 4th of October 2017

Thank you Madi!

Mimi

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Well... it does look really really good, so I believe you!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Thank you, Mimi! We really enjoyed it.

Jennifer A Stewart

Monday 2nd of October 2017

I am usually a purist when it comes to a BLT but these shrimp are changing my mind! So delicious looking!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

I hear you, Jennifer, if it's not broken.... We loved these I have to admit even after being skeptical too.

Michaela Kenkel

Sunday 1st of October 2017

Julie!! I thinkI just fell in LOVE!! BLT's are my favorite --- then you go and amp it up t x 1000!! I will be making thee FOR SURE!!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017

Thank you, Michaela! ❤️ We loved them!

Debra C.

Sunday 1st of October 2017

I most definitely need this in my life! What a great meal for a flavor-packed lunch or dinner - looks delicious!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 1st of October 2017

Thank you, Debra!