Shrimp Sandwiches with Jalapeno Coleslaw.

This was my Birthday Dinner from last week.  Matt and I were inspired by the new cover of Bon Appetit to create a kick ass sandwich.  This one did not disappoint.

 The original recipe called for fried chicken which I am sure is amazing but we were in a seafood mood so we used Shrimp instead. The spicy mayo and jalapeno coleslaw paired perfectly with the shrimp.  I ate my whole sandwich in minutes it was that good.  The coleslaw is better as it sits and soaks in the juices.  I used a mandolin to get the cabbage, onion, and jalapeno sliced super thinly.

My mouth is watering just thinking about this spicy goodness. 


:: S H R I M P   S A N D W I C H E S  W I T H   J A L A P E N O    C O L E S L A W::


  • 1 lb Shrimp peeled and devined
  • Whole Wheat Buns (or any buns you prefer)

Spicy Mayo and Slaw

  • 1

    garlic clove, finely grated

  • 1/2

  • 1
    Louisiana-style hot pepper sauce

  • 1/2

    small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1

    jalapeño, thinly sliced

  • 4
    thinly sliced cabbage

  • 1/2
    Bread-and-Butter Pickle slices, plus 1/4 cup pickle juice


Marinate Shrimp in Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper and a few dashes of Siricha.  

 Mix garlic, mayonnaise, and hot pepper sauce
in a small bowl; cover and chill. 

Toss onion, jalapeño, cabbage,
pickles, and pickle juice in a large bowl to combine; cover and chill. 

Heat a medium- large skillet with Olive or Vegetable Oil.  Cook Shrimps until Pink about 5-6 minutes.  Toast Buns in oven (we added a touch of butter to our buns before toasting to make them crisp up nicely).  Spread bun with spicy mayo, layer on shrimp and jalapeno coleslaw.



  1. April 3, 2013 / 12:26 pm

    mmm, this is so up our alley! jalepano mayo and coleslaw… drooling!

  2. April 3, 2013 / 2:46 pm

    Ohhh yumm! This is my kind of sammy! I will def be making this. Along with your strawberry cupcakes!

  3. April 3, 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I love a good sandwich. That slaw would be good with just about anything!!

  4. April 3, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    YUM! Such a good idea to sub shrimp. Adding this to my meal plan for next week!

  5. April 4, 2013 / 3:53 am

    How do you make your okra??? Looks so good! Thanks for sharing'

  6. April 4, 2013 / 11:45 am

    Looks so yummy! We actually tried the fried chicken {my husband made this} and it was really the best chicken sandwich I have ever had. And we also used the brine recipe that's online to brine the chicken. It was delicious! And surprisingly the coleslaw was too!

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