Caprese and Shrimp Cocktail Sandwich

Hidemi Walsh


I got inspired by shrimp cocktail. I thought I could make a good sandwich with them. Since shrimp and avocado are a perfect marriage, I added avocado, tomato and then got an inspiration - mozzarella cheese since I love Caprese! This could be named "So Indulgent sandwich" since all ingredients are my favorite. When you want to treat yourself, you want to give you just your favorite things/food, don't you? This is the one of the treat I gave for JUST MYSELF!

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15 Min


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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Hidemi turned shrimp cocktail into one amazing sandwich! I was expecting the cocktail sauce to have a lot of heat, but it did not. There's some spice, but it adds to the flavor of the sandwich. Avocado and fresh mozzarella added different textures. The basil/olive oil mixture adds the last pop of flavor. This is delicious!


3 slice
white bread
large frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled, deveined and tail removed
3 tsp
butter, unsalted, divided
1 tsp
white wine, dry
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
lemon juice
2 tsp
horseradish wasabi paste
1/4 tsp
avocado, peeled and pitted
2 slice
2 slice
fresh mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp
basil, dried
1 Tbsp
olive oil
garlic salt to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Pat shrimp dry with paper towels and season with salt and black pepper.
Make cocktail sauce. In a bowl, mix together ketchup, horseradish wasabi paste, tabasco and lemon juice.
In a non-stick skillet, melt 1 teaspoon of butter over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook for 60-90 seconds. Flip and cook the other sides for about 30 seconds then add white wine and cook until the wine is evaporated tossing to coat frequently. Add the 2/3 of the cocktail sauce to the skillet and toss to coat. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.
Slice avocado lengthwise thinly.
In another bowl, mix together basil and olive oil. Add garlic salt and black pepper to taste.
Assemble sandwich. On both sides of one slice bread, spread 2 teaspoons butter (1 teaspoon for each side). On one side of the other one slice bread, spread the reserved 1/3 of the cocktail sauce. On one side of the other one slice bread, spread the basil mixture.
On the basil mixture spread slice bread, place tomato slices, mozzarella slices and avocado slices. Put the butter spread slice bread then put shrimp on the bread and put the cocktail sauce spread slice bread, sauce spread side down, to close sandwich. Press the top gently.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #sandwich