Friday, August 10, 2012
Shrimp and Pesto Sandwiches
I've always been a picky eater. I don't eat anything with mayonnaise. That stuff it totally nasty. Sorry if you like it, but it makes me gag. The same goes for mustard. I've just never been a condiment kind of gal. I don't use salad dressings, ketchup very sparingly, and vinegar is a no go. So when I do find a condiment of sorts that I like, I stick to it.
I've already written about using pesto on my pasta. Now, let's talk about sandwiches.
When we went to Wilmington earlier this summer, I ordered this sandwich from a restaurant on the water. It was so simple and so yummy. Shrimp, pesto, tomato, and some cheese on a crusty piece of bread. Mmmm, delicious. And totally re-creatable.
I baked this bread myself, but if you aren't a bread maker any crusty loaf will do. Spread a little pesto on one slice and some ricotta cheese on the other. Add some shrimp cooked in a little butter with some Old Bay seasoning and a slice of tomato from our garden and there you have it.
What's really cool about this is I gave it to my 3-year old too. She's not very good with sandwiches, so I gave her a piece of bread, some shrimp and put the pesto and ricotta on the side for dipping. She ate it up! And she barely eats anything (not in the picky way, but in the quantity way). She's my little bird. So for her to eat a full sandwich worth, was really impressive.