We’re talking peak summer giddy food right here.
Yes pigeon, that would be melted GRUYERE all over that seared shrimp and corn and jalapeno tucked into a toasted hoagie bun. It’s that meal that needs vera vera (I typed it twice so you wouldn’t think it was a typo) little prep work, but also tastes like beach food truck grub in an Elin Hilderbrand novel.
No, it does.
Look how simple. The only real “work” is to thaw and peel the shrimp, but set aside less than ten minutes to do that and you’re good.
And also shuck and slice yer carn, grate some gruyere, thinly slice a jalapeno and slice some hoagie buns. Which, yours might already be sliced! You never know in this world. I did a top split on my bun, but whatever you do is righteous, bruh. (sorry, I wrote beach up there and now the attitude is stuck forever.)
For the shrimp, if you’re feeling something crazier, fly. But I went with garlic powder, onion powder and good pinch of salt. I like those flavors with the gruyere and corn. Elevates the shrimp a teeny bit, but also says ultra casual. Since we’re living in a summer novel in this blog post.
Just sear ’em up! And you know what – you could totally grill these, which is even more novely. Skewer and grill both the shrimp (and buy the colossal size if you really want to make me jealous and depressed) and the corn, and grill them until nice and plump and charred. UGH. Why are you doing this to me?
Oh, why didn’t I do this? Too hot, I guess. I dunno.
This is still pretty stellar though. There maaaay be a little butter in there, too. You didn’t hear it from me though.
And then we just pile it all into split hoagies, tuck a few thin slices of jalapeno here and there and top with plenty of grated gruyere.
Sure, you could go with another cheese, ya weirdo. Cheddar, mozz, it’s fine. But gruyere is nutty and alpine and tastes like fondue and you’ll want it for this.
And this is what a quick trip under the broiler does, hiiiiiiiieeee.
Garnish with anything you dig! Parsley, chives, a little cilantro even. Or leave as is because as soon as you hold a warm, slightly crispy hoagie in your hands with all the ooey gooey chunky delicious filling, you’ll weep a river and unhinge your jaw immediately.
Just abandon the idea of any form of self control here because melted cheese over shrimp and corn. IN A TOASTED HOAGIE.
Leave the peppers off for the kids, load them up for you. I know how this goes.
Why wouldn’t you want to pretend you’re in a beach novel? Get in that.
Happening tonight? I’ll answer for you. YU HUH.