We’ve finally entered into our Summer season! Sun, pools, shorts, tank tops, and BBQ’s are just some of the things that come to mind when I picture summer. This month, I wanted to highlight shrimp as we all know that shrimp is so versatile and great for all types of meals. Of course, when going to a BBQ, shrimp cocktail is a great go to, but I wanted to bring something different, something to really get the taste buds going. Shrimp rolls not only taste amazing, but they are perfect for pool parties, picnics, and even a nice summer evening on the porch.
All About Shrimp
Our main goal at Foremost Seafood, is to provide our customers with the freshest and highest quality seafood we can find, at a reasonable price. With as many ways to cook shrimp (Need I quote Forrest Gump?) it's only understandable that there are many different options when it comes to purchasing shrimp. You’ve got farmed raised or wild caught, shell on or shell off, cooked or uncooked, and let’s not forget the many different sizes that shrimp come in.
In 2005, shrimp was a 10.6 billion dollar industry and growing. In 2017 the average American ate about 4.4 pounds of shrimp. This number is right up there with Salmon and canned Tuna. With it’s high demand, it’s no shock that about 90% of shrimp consumption in the United States is imported. With these types of numbers, there is a lot of information (good and bad), about shrimp, whether it’s being farmed or caught in the wild.
Tom Patterson, owner and founder of Foremost Seafood, takes great pride in all the products that we provide to our customers. The time and effort that we put into each of our purveyors not only reflects in our prices, but also in the quality of seafood that we provide. As a former Shrimp farmer himself, our shrimp have been carefully researched for wholesomeness from the time they have been swimming, to the time they hit your table.
“If Tom eats it, then I know it’s good for me.” - Denise
At Foremost Seafood, we have both options of shrimp, wild and farmed, available for those who may prefer one over the other. For this recipe, I used our 2# bag of 21-25 peeled and deveined raw farmed shrimp.
Serving size: 4 people
1 ¼ Pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 large celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped
3 scallions, thinly sliced
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
¼ teaspoon paprika
Freshly ground black pepper
4 hot dog buns, preferably potato, split
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1. Cook the shrimp in boiling salted water for about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through. Once done, drain and rinse with cold water until the shrimp is cool. Pat dry and cut shrimp into bite-size portions.
2. Combine together celery, scallions, mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, horseradish, vinegar, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Once mixed, fold in shrimp.
3. (Optional - But highly recommended!) Heat broiler. To toast buns, place on a rimmed baking sheet until golden brown. Spread butter on each toasted bun and fill with your shrimp salad.
**I found that the shrimp mix tasted fresher if you put it into the refrigerator to chill before serving.
At Foremost Seafood
This month, enjoy the summer weather with these delicious shrimp rolls. They are perfect for any occasion, whether you are having a cookout or just want a nice evening on the porch. At Foremost Seafood, we provide both farmed and wild caught options when it comes to shrimp. We also provide cooked or uncooked shrimp, depending upon the meal you are cooking.
Everyone at Foremost Seafood is very knowledgeable in our shrimp and would be happy to help you with any questions you may have. Give us a call at (937) 298-1986 to place an order ahead of time, or feel free to give us a visit at 1904 Woodman Center Dr. Kettering, Ohio 45420.