Sunday, April 12, 2009

Joe's Truffled Shrimp Salad

To make Joe's shrimp salad sandwiches, you just need to go the store and get a really great loaf of bread, maybe sourdough or rosemary. Something that you will slice thickly and has a good, chewy crust. You will also want to select some ripe, red tomatoes and a very luscious and ready-to-go avocado. You will also want to pick up a pound roughly of precooked bay shrimp from your favourite seafood counter along with some fresh parsley and a bottle of white truffle oil.  If you don't have some good mayo in your fridge you will certainly need a jar of that as well.  

Finely chop the parsley, about a quarter cup I'd say.  Tumble the little shrimp into a medium bowl, spoon a few dollops of mayonnaise and a good drizzle of truffle oil over them and toss gently.  Season with salt, pepper, and chopped parsley.  Toss again gently.

Cut thick slices from the loaf of bread and lightly toast, place several heaping spoonfuls of shrimp salad down on one side, and layer tomato, avocado, and lettuce if you have it on top.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper and enjoy.

It's fresh, satisfying, and something you don't have everyday.  I'll always think of Joe's when I make this lunch.

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