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Ian Solecki
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Grilled Crab and Shrimp Mini Sandwiches Posted (2014-03-06)

imagine egg salad meets grilled cheese meets lobster roll, but missing a bunch of stuff from those things
imagine egg salad meets grilled cheese meets lobster roll, but missing a bunch of stuff from those things

I was thinking recently about some appetizers that my mother made once that were essentially min-lobster rolls - the same sort of filling you'd expect in a lobster roll, except on these tiny little buns about 2" long. Once you get the idea of a lobster roll into your head, it's hard to get it out... which is a problem when you live very far away from most lobsters, as we do.

So, how to get the glory of a lobster roll without spending $20 on one at some local restaurant? I did some searching and came up with this tasty recipe from Bon Appetit: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/grilled-crab-and-shrimp-mini-sandwiches

The filling of the sandwiches is essentially the same as your average lobster roll filling, except replace lobster with chopped shrimp and crab meat. I couldn't find any real crab meat around here (without buying crab legs and cooking and cracking them myself... no thanks, this was a Wednesday night meal) so I went with the fake crab-flavoured haddock or whatever it is you can buy at the store.

All in all, still pretty good! I would absolutely try the filling, cold, on a kaiser roll of some sort for lunch. When you follow their directions to a T and actually cook the sandwiches like a grilled cheese, the result is still tasty but you don't have that cold sandwich filling anymore.

In any case, thumbs up all around! We tossed together some basic potato wedges in the oven to go along.

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