Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

I can’t wait for your new life to begin with these.

Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

Thing is, they’re SOEASY. This is the most no-fluff no-huff way to eat some dang shrimp rolls. Next time you want to eat shrimp rolls and think to yourself, “Geez, some shrimp rolls sound so delicious right now but I’m not entirely sure what to do because I think it might take a while and be a smidge difficult and golly jeepers I’m just not sure of the right steps because I’m gettin’ mighty hangry and would love some dang shrimp rolls and why does Bruce Jenner’s face look like that?”- think of these.

The shrimp: it’s seriously just some Cajun seasoning and dried oregano. That’s all. Sear it in little oil. The end.

The sauce: it’s honestly just mayo, Tabasco, Cajun hot sauce and lemon juice. That’s it. That’s all she wrote. Now pour it in your mouth.

Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls  Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

Oh weird, how did these little six-month old baby birds appear on this post?

This was their contribution to the making of the rolls. To be irresistibly scrumptious. The end.

Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls  Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

Then what you do IS: spread the sauce on some hoagie buns, then stuff like 45 pounds of shrimp in each one, then top it with lots of thinly sliced red onion, cherry toms, shredded romaine and more sauce! And lemon juice. Please don’t forget the lemon because adding citrus to food makes us good at living.

Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

Oh I just cannot tell you how ridiculous these are. I’m looking at the photos and my stomach just punched me in the face.

. . . You want more Will and Nat pics, don’t you?

Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls


Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls:

What it took for 4 rolls:

*1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
* 2 Tbs. Cajun seasoning (like Tony’s)
* 1 pinch dried oregano
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 1 Tbs. Tabasco sauce
* 1 Tbs. Cajun hot sauce (any brand you like)
* 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, plus extra wedges for serving
* 4 hoagie rolls, lightly toasted (optional – some people like the rolls super soft)
* thinly sliced red onion, halved cherry tomatoes, and shredded romaine lettuce for garnishes

Sprinkle the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes or so. If you have it. If not, that’s okay!

In a small bowl whisk together the mayo, Tabasco sauce, Cajun hot sauce and lemon juice. Taste that. Hot enough? If not, add a little more Cajun sauce! If it’s too hot, oops.

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan. Add the shrimp and sear on one side for two minutes. Flip and sear for 30 seconds, or until both sides are lightly browned.

Spread a little of the hot sauce you made on the buns. Load each roll up with seared shrimp, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. Drizzle more sauce on top and spritz with fresh lemon wedges. GASH.

*option! you can totally add some jarred hot peppers to the sauce for more OOMPH. And some of the juice they come in.

*another option! maybe a tiny sprinkle of smoked paprika. okay bye.

Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

Babies sold separately. Crap that sounds bad.


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22 Responses to Simple Spicy Shrimp Rolls

  1. Nicole - Cooking for keeps July 8, 2014 at 7:34 am #
    Easy, gorgeous shrimp rolls...Duh, I'm in!
  2. Tieghan July 8, 2014 at 7:34 am #
    Well, I know what is for dinner tonight!! Shrimp rolls!!
  3. Kara July 8, 2014 at 7:44 am #
    Your babies make me want more babies. Oh wait...this post was about shrimp. But still, those babies!
  4. Molly @ Yes to Yolks July 8, 2014 at 8:02 am #
    I want more babies! All the time! Also, these shrimp rolls sound incredible. They take me back New Orleans. Love!
  5. Brian @ A Thought For Food July 8, 2014 at 8:54 am #
    I love that you called it a hoagie. I have an odd fascination with stuff like that. Growing up in NJ, we called them subs. But that's not important. The main thing is that these look delicious! Love the spicy sauce in here. Something with a kick to go with my margarita.
  6. Millie | Add A Little July 8, 2014 at 9:20 am #
    These look so good! I love anything shrimp in the summer and these look perfect as an alternative to a barbecue!
  7. Connie July 8, 2014 at 10:57 am #
    YES, YES, YES! Shrimp rolls and cute baby rolls, please! Both are delightful.
  8. Lisa July 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm #
    Wow these look delicious! I must try these sometime. Also, I love your blog. I love the humor you put into it to make if fun to read! I will be following your blog. Feel free to follow me back. Oh and by the way.....The babies are adorable!!!! Lisa
  9. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes July 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm #
    dear god, just put one of your babies in a roll and I'll be dead already - they are AMAZING. and yo shrimp ain't bad, either... ;)
  10. Katriel July 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm #
    OH yum. That looks awesome.
  11. Meredith July 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm #
    Incredibly delicious!
  12. Trisha (Stew or a Story) July 8, 2014 at 8:02 pm #
    So yum. My stomach is punching me too. And yes, I want more Will and Nat pics. Can't get enough!
  13. Nathalie C. @ Devoted Foodie July 8, 2014 at 8:13 pm #
    I'll be dreaming about these tonight (…ok, that totally sounded creepy lol). These look AHmaZING!
  14. Eileen July 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm #
    At first, when I read "shrimp rolls," I thought immediately of Thai or Vietnamese rice paper rolls, which I eat all the time and love. But these! They might sound even better. Yay!
  15. Sune Moolman July 9, 2014 at 4:24 am #
    Hurray at stuffing the rolls with 45 pounds of cajun spiced shrimp! It seems that dreams do come true! ;)
  16. Amanda July 9, 2014 at 9:31 am #
    Truly amazing meal. Must try it, pinning now :)
  17. Sarah @ People,Places&Plates July 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm #
    These pictures are beautiful!! (babies included ;))
  18. Alexis @ Upside Down Pear July 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm #
    I love spicy everything and these look too good to pass up! I can't wait to try these. It's not too often I get to make a shrimp dish, but I think the Cajun flavor will win over my boyfriend!
  19. Irma July 14, 2014 at 11:24 am #
    I am a Seafood Lover! These Hoagies look AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS!!! As soon as I get off work, I am definitely making these for dinner! I absolutely LOVE spicy food and this is going to hit the spot! I can't wait...........YUMMMMM! Oh, and the babies are adorable!
  20. Heather Christo July 17, 2014 at 7:56 am #
    these are the greatest things ever. I could stuff that whole sandwich in my mouth RIGHT NOW! Also I can't believe how grown up Will looks all of the sudden!!


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