You don’t have to travel to the coast to try my 10-minute, New England Style Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe!
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For Christmas, the Hub’s Mom got us a gift card to get TEN fresh Maine lobsters delivered to our door. As big seafood lovers, we were pretty excited. We saved our delivery for Valentine’s Day weekend and ate a few of them with butter. With the rest of the lobster meat, we made amazing New England Style Lobster Rolls. After the lobster was cooked they were surprisingly easy to put together… celery, lemon, Old Bay and just enough mayo to make it creamy. They were sinfully good.
Fast forward a few months and I haven’t been able to get those rolls off my mind! Since eating fresh lobster isn’t something that’s practical to do that often, I decided to see if I make an easier, less expensive AND healthier version of those delightful Lobster Rolls. The result is a Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe that is mayo-free AND takes less than 10 minutes to make!
Here’s why you’ll love this Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe…
The trick to making this recipe in under 10 minutes is to use those pre-cooked shrimp you find in the frozen section of the store. I normally stay away from them but they are perfect for these rolls. Just look for the medium-sized ones that are already peeled. If you can’t find any without the tail, they are pretty easy to remove.
The pre-cooked shrimp are usually pretty economical and much more reasonable than lobster to buy. Plus, they still taste pretty darn amazing.
To make this easy Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe healthier I used plain greek yogurt instead of the mayonnaise. I like to use the thickest type I can find for recipes like this.
To bring out the flavor I add lemon, chives, and Old Bay to the mix. Honestly, once you add these three things you don’t even miss the mayo.
For a touch of crunch, I add some finely diced celery.
To assemble the Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe I take a toasted split-top bun and put a single bibb lettuce leaf in it. Then I pile the shrimp mixture in each bun.
Traditionally Lobster Rolls buns are buttered, but I skipped that step to keep this version lighter.
The end result takes NO JOKE less than ten minutes to make and tastes like a fancy seafood restaurant. It’s even easy enough for a weekday meal if you are longing for a taste of the beach.
Serve it with pickles and your favorite chips. I splurged for some salt and pepper kettle cooked ones to really complete the meal. If you want something healthier, these Herb and Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes or Oven Baked Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges would also be amazing.
I hope you enjoy this Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe as much as we did! It’s of so delicious and no one know how easy it is unless you tell them. 🙂
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New England Style Healthy Shrimp Rolls recipe
- 12 ounces medium size pre-cooked and peeled shrimp
- 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
- 1 stalk celery, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1 lemon
- 1/4 * teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- 4 split top buns, toasted
- 4 bibb lettuce leaves
- Mix the shrimp, greek yogurt, celery, chives, the juice from half of the lemon and Old Bay in a small bowl until well coated. Start with less Old Bay and adjust to your personal taste. Salt and pepper to taste as well.
- Assemble your shrimp rolls by putting a bibb lettuce leaf in the bun. Divide the shrimp mixture into the four buns.
- Garnish with the rest of the lemon and serve immediately!
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