This dish is inspired by a few different famous sandwiches. It has some elements of a po' boy, it's a bit like a banh mi and is sort of similar to a submarine sandwich. The juicy shrimp and spicy sriracha give it a savory flavor and the bright tomato and red onion add a cool freshness. It's a well-balanced dish that's easy to prepare and fun to eat.
- 1 sub sandwich roll
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/2 pound leftover Ginger-Soy Shrimp (recipe linked above)
- Salt and freshly ground black, pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
- 1/2 tomato, sliced
- 1/2 small red onion, sliced and soaked in water for 10 minutes
- 4 leaves butter lettuce
- 1 tablespoon fried onions
Split the roll and spread the insides on both sides generously with about 2 tablespoons butter. Heat up a non-stick skillet and fry the roll split open to brown the inside. Remove from heat and place bread in a low warm oven.2.
Heat up a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Melt the remaining butter in the pan and toss in the shrimp, season with a little salt and pepper to taste, and warm through. Remove from pan and set aside.3.
Mix the mayonnaise and the sriracha together in a small bowl.4.
Spread sriracha mayo on one side of the bread, and layer in the sliced tomatoes, red onion, lettuce and fried onions. Grind a bit of fresh black pepper to finish. Serve immediately.