Yum Sandwich Recipes Worldwide: November 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Open-faced Seafood Sandwich #SandwichRecipesWorldwide

Open-faced Seafood Sandwich #SandwichRecipesWorldwide

This recipe calls for an open-faced serving if you like, but you can create your own. Creativeness is the key in making sandwiches. Also, you devise your own dressing for this recipe. Makes 6 sandwiches.


• 1/4 cup mayonnaise (preferably organic)
• 2 green onions, thinly sliced
• 2 tablespoons minced drained roasted red pepper from jar
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon ketchup
• 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce
• 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel

Seafood burgers:

• 1/4 cup mayonnaise (preferably organic)
• 1 large egg
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon ketchup
• 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
• 1 teaspoon hot chili sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
• 2 tablespoons minced drained roasted red pepper from jar
• 1 green onion, thinly sliced
• 1 pound fresh lump crabmeat or shrimp, picked over
• 1 3/4 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), divided
• 3 3-to 4-inch ciabatta rolls, halved horizontally
• 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter plus more for rolls
• 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
• 6 crisp heart of romaine lettuce leaves, trimmed to 6-inch length


For dressing: Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Season dressing with salt and pepper.

For Seafood burgers: Whisk first 7 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in red pepper and green onion. Gently mix in shrimps or crab and 3/4 cup panko. Sprinkle 1 cup panko on rimmed baking sheet. Using 1/4 cupful for each burger, shape shrimps or crab mixture into twelve 3-inch patties. Press into crumbs on sheet to coat both sides; keep shrimps or crab burgers on sheet. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill at least 1 hour.

1) Preheat broiler. Spread cut sides of rolls with butter. Broil rolls, buttered side up, until golden, about 2 minutes; cover.

2) Melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, add burgers to skillet.

3) Sauté until brown, about 5 minutes per side.

4) Arrange 1 roll half, cut side up, on each plate. Top each with lettuce leaf, then 2 crab burgers. Spoon dressing over.