Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders take a classic shrimp roll recipe, and make it slider-style which make them the perfect summer recipe for any get together! Can there be any more of a nostalgic summer recipe?
We’re Celebrating Nostalgic Summer Recipes
This week the our tastemakers are celebrating Nostalgic Summer recipes and today’s lineup of recipes is INCREDIBLE! Be sure and check them out at the bottom of this post. Plus, join us at 7pmEST for a twitter chat all about that summer nostalgia!
A Father’s Day Shout-out to a New Dad!
Before I talk about the Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders, I want to wish a Happy Father’s day to all the amazing dad’s out there, but most especially to my future son in law, the father of my first grand baby.
He’s his first, and I think that’s pretty special. Carsyn made him a daddy. 🙂 I love watching him with Carsyn. It’s a side of Austin that is sometimes tender, often goofy but full of love and adoration for this tiny little growing life he helped create. I am very proud of the daddy he is, and he will continue to be as Carsyn continues to grow.
Happy first Father’s Day Austin.
Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders are the Ultimate Nostalgic Summer Recipe
Now, let’s talk about these awesome Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders. Rarely do I have a funny story to go with my recipes. Usually it’s just a memory but this time I’m sharing the funny story.
I do have memories that go with these, they were absolutely a favorite of mine growing up and they were popular enough that we had them at a lot of different events.
I remember once I went somewhere where they had been made with miracle whip and nope… I took one bite and was sorely disappointed.
If you love miracle whip, go ahead and use it, but I’m a mayo only girl and this recipe definitely is creamier and better with a delicious savory flavor with mayo. I didn’t care for the sweet as much.
The Case of the Missing Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders
Now, the funny story. Okay so my photos look like I took the photos at an event. Like we were getting ready to eat them, because they were served on a serving platter and piled high, right?
Yes, well… that’s partially true. This platter in the photo IS indeed actually being served at the moment these particular photos were taken. A BBQ. However, before serving them, I had reserved three sliders for photos and set them aside in the fridge temporarily (among a few servings of some other items that will be making an appearance soon) to await my daughter’s creative touch (she had offered to photograph them).
In the meantime, I piled the remaining Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders on a platter for a BBQ event we were having and set them out for guests to begin consuming. My friends and family are totally used to me photographing stuff even with dozens of people milling around, so it was expected.
I quickly snapped a few photos of the entire food spread before anyone touched it and zoomed in a few times on individual items, and luckily I got these photos. Why luckily you ask?
Because sometime from setting these out to be eaten, and the time my daughter went to photograph the three I reserved (about 30 minutes), someone consumed the three photo worthy, pretty ones I set aside. In the refrigerator. In my house. Away from guests. Yep.
They were gone. And nobody fessed up. I wanted to get mad (and maybe I did for like 20 seconds), but somehow someone loving a dish so much to go find anymore that might have been hiding, makes me smile. And by the way, none of the other stuff I had set aside was gone. Only the Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders.
Also, a FYI, the entire platter was the first dish to completely go at the BBQ. People ignored the burgers and brats and went straight for the Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders. SO if you make these, make a few batches.
I made two batches (24 sliders total – 3 sliders set aside for photos = 21 sliders for my guests to eat) to feed 8 people (with additional hot dogs, brats and burgers). So yeah, they are that good. They are classic. Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders.
Oh and one other note, if your guests aren’t huge onion fans, this dish has fresh onion in it, and it can be a bit of a bite. I actually halved the original recipe I got from my grandma (it called for a LOT of onion) and STILL my daughter and her boyfriend said they were almost too onion-y (and my daughter loves onion).
So maybe FINELY dice the onion – I only chopped it up.
What I will say, is that I adore onion, and I loved the onion in these and the crunch it gave. So it’s definitely a personal preference. The recipe as written below is how I actually made them (a few twists of my own from the original recipe).
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- Strawberry Fruit Dip by Books n’ Cooks
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- Creamy Ranch Potato Salad by Dash of Evans
- Southern Fried Squash by Peaceful Cooking
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Recipe for Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders
Classic Shrimp Roll Sliders
- 12 Slider Rolls or Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
- 1.5 lbs. cooked mini or small shrimp peeled and deveined.
- ¾ cup onion chopped
- 3 stalks celery chopped
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a large bowl, combine the onion, celery, mayonnaise and all the spices.
- Toss the shrimp into the sauce until evenly coated.
- Slice the slider rolls in half and toast (in toaster, on grill or in oven)
- Remove and scoop shrimp mixture onto rolls and serve immediately.