Shrimp Rolls Recipe served on a wood board

New England-Style Shrimp Rolls

  • Author: Beth Le Manach Entertaining with Beth
  • Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x


Learn how to make my Recipe for Shrimp Rolls New England Style, complete with split top bun. The perfect hot weather meal for summer entertaining.



  • 2 lb shrimp (900 g), shelled, deveined, tails on and butterflied
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup (120 ml) mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ cup (120 ml) celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) shallots, minced
  • 1 tbsp dill, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Split top hotdog buns
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Butterfly shrimp by slicing shrimp down their backs ¾ of the way. Shrimp halves should stay intact.
  3. Toss with 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Roast in the oven for 5 mins each side, or until pink and opaque. Allow to cool. Remove tails. And roughly chop shrimp into bite-sized pieces.
  4. In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, zest and juice, celery, shallots, dill, salt and pepper. Reserve 3 tbsp (45 ml) in a small bowl, and then toss the rest with the shrimp. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
  5. Moments before serving, brush outsides of split top buns with butter, grill each side until golden brown.
  6. Add reserve dressing to shrimp and toss to re-freshen. Scoop shrimp salad into buns and serve immediately

  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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