It’s chock-full of things like fried oyster po-boys, burgers stuffed with blue cheese, and angel food cake sandwiches with berries. Yum, right?? But as soon as I got my hands on my copy, I went right for the New Orleans shrimp melt, which is spicy shrimp salad sandwich with Gruyere cheese melted on top. Quick, easy and oh-my-goodness delicious. Emeril’s version calls for making the sandwich with toasted slices of brioche bread and while I’m sure that is fabulous, I departed just the tiniest bit from his recipe by using toasted top-split hot dog rolls, which are what I use for lobster rolls. I happened to have them in the fridge, and they turned out to be just right – soft and easy to handle.
Now that I have scarfed down the world’s best shrimp melt, I have about 25 recipes in this fun cookbook flagged to make as soon as humanly possible, but in the meantime I want to share the deliciousness with you guys. So in addition to the shrimp melt recipe below, I have three copies of EMERIL’S KICKED UP SANDWICHES to give away. Just leave me a comment telling me your favorite sandwich (pb&j’s are perfectly okay!) and in a week I will randomly pick three winners.
This giveaway is now closed. But you can still enjoy some shrimp melts!
Shrimp melts! Bam!
Adapted from the very delicious EMERIL’S KICKED UP SANDWICHES