Fried Shrimp Sandwiches with Lemon Aioli

Warm up your fingers with a hand-held meal that's great for the entire family. Crispy shrimp, rustic foccacia buns and Meyer lemon aioli combine to make a summery-tasting dish that's perfect for keeping the winter blues at bay.

Warm up your fingers with a hand-held meal that’€™s great for the entire family.

Prep and Cook

  • Place the flour in a small bowl, the beaten egg in another and the panko in a third. Add ½ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper to the panko, and stir to combine.
  • Heat the oil over medium high heat until it's hot and slightly bubbling.
  • Dredge the shrimp in the flour, dip it in the egg mixture and finally coat all sides with the panko. Fry until the shrimp are golden brown—about one and half minutes per side. Repeat with remaining shrimp and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Toss the radicchio, romaine and carrots together in a medium sized bowl and drizzle with 1 Tbsp of the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper and add more lemon to taste, if necessary. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, 1–2 Tbsp of the Meyer lemon juice and the lemon zest. Add ¼ tsp each of the salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
  • Slice open the focaccia buns and lightly coat each side with a smear of the lemon aioli. Top one side with five or six pieces of the fried shrimp, cover with a hearty scoop of the slaw and top with the remaining bun.


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