Spicy Shrimp Sandwich with Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise

I will be the first one to admit that I am not a huge sandwich person. Ryan loves them. He loves sub sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, roast beef sandwiches, meatloaf sandwiches, meatball sandwiches…I could go on and on. I on the other hand am not a huge fan. With that said, I will admit that after making and eating this sandwich I dreamed about it and craved it for the next few days. The spicy shrimp, the creamy chipotle avocado mayonnaise, the crunchy bread and crisp lettuce is enough to make anyone a sandwich fan.

Avocados alone are pretty creamy so I was a little hesitant to mix them with mayonnaise but seriously, the result was like avocado heaven. And when I decided to add some spicy chipotle peppers it was like laying on a sun soaked beach in that avocado heaven. I won’t lie, I may have eaten a spoonful. Hey, it was just a quality check. Yeah…that’s it.

The Recipe

  • Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp (about 20 shrimp) peeled and deveined
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 french rolls
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions:

  1. Combine cumin, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, chili powder and olive oil together in a bowl. Place shrimp in the bowl and toss to coat.
  2. Combine avocado, mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Place shrimp in a skillet over medium heat. Cook until pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Toast rolls, if desired. Spread chipotle avocado mayonnaise on the roll. Place lettuce leaves on the bottom half of the roll and place 10 shrimp on each sandwich.
  5. Serve.

Enjoy!

  • Jason

    Where’s the chipotle peppers in the ingredient list?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Oops! Updated. Thanks Jason :)

  • http://theobsessivechef.blogspot.com StephenC

    With a sandwich this beautiful I think you could make anyone into a sandwich fanatic. I love the flavor choices and we are fortunate in being able to find ripe avocados at Safeway every day (large Hispanic population in our neighborhood).

  • http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com Jenn’s Food Journey

    The sandwich looks wonderful! I love the combination of chipotle and avocado, what a great idea!

  • http://pancitallena.com/ Tamara

    I love chipotle!… but how much of avocado? 1 is ok?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Thanks everyone! Tamara- 1 avocado is enough. If you want it a little spicier add 2 chipotle peppers. Hope this helps!

  • http://clearlyclaireblog.blogspot.com cca

    this looks amazing! I will definitely be making these soon- Love your blog!

  • http://thepastrykook.blogspot.com hannah (thepastrykook)

    you, my friend, just made me a bigger sandwich fan. This looks phenomenal!

  • http://www.whatmegansmaking.com megan @ whatmegansmaking

    oh my, this looks so good! I love the way you describe that dressing – incredible!

  • http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com fooddreamer

    Looks so good. I wouldn’t be able to eat the bread, but I would happily just eat the shrimp and the avocado mayo. And yeah, I would have done a quality check (or three) too!

  • http://www.greensnchocolate.blogspot.com Taylor

    I am totally a sandwich person…this looks super tasty!

  • http://www.chocolateshavings.ca Chocolate Shavings

    I love the idea of a shrimp sandwich !

  • Nhiro

    Love this! Reminds me of a po boy.

  • http://www.thecreativepot.net Marisa

    YUMness! Also not the world’s biggest sandwich fan, but this just might convert me.

  • http://rebelwithoutasauce.wordpress.com Nadia

    This looks SO good! Can’t wait to try it out, I love hearty sandwiches!

  • http://www.chilebomb.com Matt Kay

    This looks amazing. Your photo makes me want to bite right into it. It’s not helping that I’m about 30 minutes away from going for some lunch. :D

    I love that you put chipotle mayo on this. Great flavors!

    Matt Kay

  • http://www.bostonfoodrules.com Jazz Rules

    I devour lobster rolls, but never thought to put shrimp in a sandwich! There is nothing better than shellfish! You just ‘made a bingo’ with this one.

  • http://bake5.wordpress.com Hannah @ Bake 5

    i saw this recipe somewhere else before. thanks for the reminder that i need to make these gorgeous subs!!

  • Tiny

    Is the chipotle pepper canned? and when you say a lime do you mean the whole thing (skin and all) or just the juice?

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Hi Tiny, yes the chipotle pepper is canned and I should have been a little clearer about the lime. Yes it’s just the juice. I’ll make that correction now. Thank you!

  • Tiny

    Thanks so much! Time to make dinner now :)

  • Jeanne

    hey Des, I’d wandered over to the bread stick recipe, and forgot…, and left my comment there regarding the shrimp sandwich, oops….! :) ( Definitely, want to make those breadsticks, tho!) lol

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    oh no oops! Sorry to read that you’re shrimp tasted funny. That is never good. That has happened to me a couple of times before too. Did you buy fresh or frozen?

  • Sandy

    I made this last night and it turned out wonderful! My husband and I loved it!! We live in New Orleans and this reminded me of Shrimp Po Boys, but so far this has been one our favorite shrimp sandwiches! I recommend this to everyone. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  • Jenny

    Made this for dinner the other night. It was great. A nice change from the fried shrimp poboys. I love, love, LOVE the Chipotle Avocado mayo! I couldn’t stop eating it. It is really good as a dip for tortilla chips. Thanks!

  • Rob

    Came across this in a search on what to do with shrimp besides spaghetti.Good one and quick too had a 1 day old avocado and the blender ripened it Everyone was pleasantly surprised. Keep up the good work!

  • Tiffany

    This sounds delicious!! I’m going to make it for dinner tonight, but I’m having a difficult time trying to decide what to serve with it. Any suggestions?? Thanks!!

  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    This might be too late but I like to serve this with crispy kettle chips and corn for a quick weeknight dinner. Hope you enjoyed them!

  • Tiffany

    Deseree, great minds think alike! That’s so funny because I did serve them with Salt and Pepper Kettle chips along with some macaroni salad. Thanks for the suggestion. By they way, these were delicious, and my husband loved them too!!! I will definitely be making them again!!

  • Chris

    What is the total fat content/saturated fat,and cholesterol count ? Thanks,Chris

  • Wilbur

    does look fab’, especially the mayo. Reminds me of favorite appetizer we serve buffet style. Consider adding a teaspoon of honey. To intensify the flavor, refrigerate in bowl or bag up to 24 hours in advance.

  • http://www.livebakelove.blogspot.com Faye

    Making this for Superbowl Sunday. Can’t wait!!

  • http://swancreeksoap.blogspot.com Dominique

    I made this last night; my husband and I LOVED it! I cut down on the lime to 1/2 and spiced up the shrimp just a little more but we will definitely make this again. Tried to Pin it but it wouldn’t let me :( Thanks so much for the great recipe!

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  • Jennifer

    I tried these tonight and I found the avo mayo combo to be amazing, but way too much for two sandwiches. I am on Weight Watchers and am always trying to bring the calorie count down on recipes. When I entered the original recipe it was 17 pts. After realizing that I only really wanted one tablespoon of the dressing on my sandwich, I got the point value down to 7. A very delicious and reasonable sammy! Thanks for a great sandwich idea!!!

  • Ginger

    Made these for dinner last night – they are wonderful!

  • Jennifer

    I made these tonight for dinner, we just finished eating. They are absolutely FANTASTIC! Thanks for an easy, weeknight dinner, that even my kids loved.

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  • FATHER OF GOD

    MY WIFE IS OUT BUYING THE INGREDIENTS WE’RE MISSING TO MAKE THIS RIGHT NOW, CAN NOT WAIT! WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DINNERRRRRRRR!

  • Amanda

    I used to eat an avacado, shrimp, and jack cheese — since I’ve developed a dairy allergy this is a great recipe to get my kick of heat with shrimp and avacado – thanks!

  • Lauren

    I made this last night and realized last minute that I had forgotten the chipotle peppers. So instead I added more of all the seasoning to the may/avocado mix and a little bit of honey. It was delicious! I will def be making it that way again.

  • http://www.cherryjasmine.com Kristi @cherryjasmine

    Wow – we tried this today and it was DELICIOUS! We used more chipotle peppers – but they were small, and we like it extra spicy. Thanks for a great recipe! It made our weekend.

  • Carleen

    Had everything to make the Chipotle Avacado Mayo. Used it on grilled boneless chicken, peppered bacon, and the mayo. DEElicious!! I added a half teaspoon of the chipotle sauce for a little added kick!!

  • Margot

    Have you ever used frozen shrimp to make this? Suggestions for cooking time? Maybe just marinate and lightly saute–think that would work? Looks amazing. And, I LOVE sandwiches! I even prefer my salad as a sandwich….

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  • http://www.lifesambrosia.com Deseree

    Margot- I’ve used frozen shrimp before and it worked just fine. :)

  • http://vibrantthing.blogspot.com yoshi

    This may qualify as a po’ boy vs just a sandwich…

  • Leah

    OMG!! Seriously delicious! I will make these again!

  • penelope

    DELICIOUS! Can see myself using this flavour combo on chicken too. So so tasty.
    I used frozen prawns, but thawed them very quickly in a bowl of water before seasoning and such. Came together so quickly, and yet made for really quite a posh lunch. Cheers for the recipe!

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