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May 17, 2018

Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

I'm so happy with the flavors in these Thai-style shrimp salad sandwiches. The shrimp salad only takes a few minutes to make and is so easy to toss together.

Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

The shrimp in these Thai-style shrimp salad sandwiches are lightly dressed in a mixture of mayonnaise, shredded carrots, scallions, mint, soy sauce, lime, and sriracha.

These sandwiches were a big hit in our house, and the leftover shrimp salad was terrific on its own.

For the bread, I made these homemade banh mi rolls. I think these Bolillo Rolls, or these Cemita Rolls would be wonderful too. Rest assured, you don't have to make your own bread to make these sandwiches. Six inch submarine sandwich rolls or sliced baguettes from the bakery section of your grocery store would be wonderful too.

Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches with banh mi rolls

I poached extra large raw, peeled, and deveined shrimp for these sandwiches in water for just two minutes, and then plunged them into ice water to stop the shrimp from cooking and to prevent them from getting rubbery and overcooked.

I actually started with raw shrimp that is wild caught and flash frozen on the docks. If you are lucky enough to live in an area where you can find fresh shrimp that has never been frozen, then definitely use it! I'm really happy with the quality of the frozen shrimp from Ralph's (Kroger).

To shred the carrots, I used this Deiss shredder/peeler. It makes quick work of shredding carrots and other veggies, as well as peeling. It's one of my favorite kitchen tools.

Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches on a plate

This shrimp salad is a recipe I will be making again and again. The flavors are so fresh and light. I had a really, really, really hard time sharing (I may have to add even more "reallys").

This month, the Fish Friday Foodies are all about sandwiches! After the recipe, be sure to check out the rest of the Fish Friday Foodies recipes for fish sandwiches, a theme chosen by Sue of Palatable Pastime.

Sandwich, shrimp, thai, sriracha
sandwich, lunch, seafood
Yield: 4 sandwiches

Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches


  • 4 quarts water plus one tablespoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon mint, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper (black pepper will work too)


  1. Fill a large bowl with water and add about 2 cups of ice. 
  2. Bring the 4 quarts of water to a boil, and add the salt. Add the shrimp, and boil for about 2 minutes. Drain the shrimp, and then plunge it into the ice water. 
  3. Once the shrimp has cooled, drain it and dry it with paper towels. Cut the shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces. 
  4. Combine the mayonnaise, carrot, scallions, mint, soy sauce, lime juice, sriracha, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the shrimp and toss to combine. 
  5. Slice the bread lengthwise and fill with the shrimp salad. 

Thai-Style Shrimp Salad Sandwiches with chips and salad

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  1. Well, of course, you made your own rolls LOL....Loving the Thai flavors in this salad!!

    1. Thanks Wendy. You know I love baking bread!

  2. I'm with Wendy...of course you made your own bread, Karen!! So jealous. These look delicious.

    1. Baking bread is my way of relaxing =) Thanks!

  3. This looks incredible, Karen! Sriracha makes everything better, too! Yum! P~

  4. Yum! Your bread looks fantastic!! I usually just go with bolillo since I can grab those fresh and only need two of them. I could seriously eat one of these any day!

    1. I love bolillos too. Thanks for the great theme.

  5. That Shrimp Salad looks so good. Love the addition of Sriracha as well. I have one of those Deiss shredders as well. I love it, but would never have thought of shredding the shrimp with it. I use it for carrots all the time.

    1. Oh man! That was a type =) I shredded the carrot.

  6. Sounds like a delicious sandwich, and looks great - especially with your homemade bread (no surprise!)

    1. Thanks Caroline. Yes, I'm kind of a bread geek =)

  7. The Thai style shrimp sandwiches.. look gorgeous and delicious.


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