But seeing as it's winter, I had to improvise. I made these adorable shrimp rolls for our seafood extravaganza on New Year's Eve. At least 4 people asked me for the recipe and they were gobbled up before I could go back for
Mini Shrimp Rolls
from Bon Appetit
- Kosher salt
- 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 small celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 24 mini soft dinner rolls (I used King's Hawaiian)
- 1/ 4cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup celery leaves or crushed potato chips
Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; season lightly with salt. When water is at a gentle simmer, add shrimp. Poach until just opaque in the center, 2–4 minutes. Drain; transfer shrimp to a medium bowl of ice water to cool. Drain; wipe out bowl.
Whisk mayonnaise, celery, chives, oil, lemon juice, and horseradish in a medium bowl to blend; season to taste with salt and pepper. Chop shrimp into small pieces (about 1/3-inch); add to bowl with mayonnaise mixture. Stir to coat. DO AHEAD Shrimp salad can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
Preheat oven to 375°. Using a small serrated knife, make a 1/2-inch-deep cut across the top of each dinner roll and gently pry open roll with your fingers to create a mini New England–style hot dog bun. Lightly brush inside of rolls with butter; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast until light golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Divide shrimp mixture among rolls, pressing into cut across top; garnish with celery leaves or crushed potato chips.