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BLAST (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato) Sandwich

BLAST (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato) Sandwich

One of my favorite ways to enjoy the perfectly ripe field tomatoes at this time of year is in sandwiches as they are nice and simple to make and they always hit the spot. At first there was the simple BT or Bacon and Tomato sandwich which was good while it lasted but then I quickly discovered the BLT (Bacon Lettuce and Tomato) sandwich which was even better. After a while I started getting into avocados and the BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato sandwich was born. I really liked this combo and so I played around with it a bit starting with sliced avocado and then moving on to mashed avocado, which did not keep popping out of the sandwich while eating it like the slices did. Then I tried mixing mayonnaise into the mashed avocado and then onto a full blown guacamole in the BLT. I thought I had gone as far as I could with the bacon and tomato sandwiches when I came across the BLAST or Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato sandwich on Soup Belly which just had to be tried! How could you possibly go wrong adding something as good as shrimp to an already great sandwich? Though the original recipe called for some spicy marinated shrimp I decided to keep it simple and I sauteed the prawns in the leftover bacon grease for some more bacony goodness. I went with the avocado mayo for the avocado component as it is my favorite way to add avocado to a sandwich. The bacon, lettuce, avocado, shrimp and tomato sandwich is definitely a winner! The succulent shrimp went really well with the salty bacon, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado mayo and the lettuce rounded the sandwich off nicely. Of course I used a whole wheat bread to try to add a bit of healthiness to the sandwich. I will definitely be making a few more of these while the tomatoes are so good!

BLAST (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato) Sandwich

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 slices bacon
4 shrimp (peeled and deveined)
salt and pepper to taste
2 slices bread
1/2 avocado (stoned, scooped and mashed)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 leaves lettuce
2 slices tomato

Directions:
1. Cook the bacon in a pan and set aside.
2. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add the shrimp to the pan and saute in the bacon grease until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.
4. Mix the avocado and mayo.
5. Assemble sandwich.

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BLAST (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, Shrimp and Tomato) Sandwich

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48 comments:

Lo said...

OK, Kevin - just when I thought I'd tried just about every BLT combo there was... Shrimp and bacon -- best thing ever.

Jo said...

WOW Kevin this looks like the "EL GRANDE" of BLT's... and it looks yum!!

Natalie said...

Kevin you always have the most fantastic looking sandwiches and paninis. BLTA is one of my favorite combos, I would have never thought to add shrimp in a sandwich.

hot garlic said...

Ohhh Kevin, be still my heart! I never would have thought of shrimp in sandwich. This is genius, since we all know anything made with bacon is going to be delicious. And wow, if you saute things in bacon it's just a bonafide guarantee!

Amanda said...

Oooo that looks really really good!

Helene said...

You are right, this is the best way to enjoy fresh tomatoes. A feautiful sandwich.

homecooked said...

Wow....the name itself sounds delicious :) And shrimp and bacon in one sandwich sounds like a winner!

GarlicBOSS said...

Again, these flavor combinations are amazing...thanks

Esi said...

This sandwich looks freaking awesome!

Anonymous said...

This is more appetizing than what one of the contestants presented on "The Next Food Network Star"

http://nerdfamilyfood.blogspot.com/2009/06/next-food-network-star-june-7.html

Anncoo said...

This perfect for my lunch today :)

Candy said...

Hey thanks for the plug Kevin! It's great that you made the sandwich too. I actually just made the BLAST again last night. And I cooked the shrimp in the bacon grease, like you did. Plus, my husband did tell me to change the recipe to mix the avocado with the mayo, but I didn't. Doh! :P

evan said...

I think this would be a PERFECT poboy if you put it on a baguette roll.

Nina Timm said...

I see a vision......." Kevin's Deli" of how about "Closet cooking Emporium"! You have so much cooking talent, Kevin!!!

Cookin' Canuck said...

To me a BLT isn't great without avocado. Now you've made it even better with the shrimp!

elly said...

Yum, this looks so great! What an awesome ingredient combo for a sandwich.

Cate O'Malley said...

I've had a BLT with avocado, but love the addition of shrimp - delish!

shaz said...

Hi there,

This pic had me drooling at Tastespotting so I just had to swing by and say hi. Love this take on the classic BLT and I'm definitely trying this one on the weekend.

Cheers

Snooty Primadona said...

Kevin, this is just over the top! I love the addition of shrimp & now know what to do with all the shrimp in my freezer! Lovely!

Amy said...

Ingenious! this sounds totally delicious and creatie

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful sandwich! What a delicious combo!

Cheers,

Rosa

nami said...

I visit here everyday to see what's on, but never made any comment.
Kevin, I love all your recipes and I was too impressed about all of Korean food you posted because I'm from Korea? haha.
(I live in Korea now but I lived in Toronto before though. ;-) )

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm not fond of shrimp in sandwiches but this one looks like its worth trying...

James said...

Avocado and prawns'll never be the same again.....

Joanne said...

This is crazy! I'm loving the acronym (doesn't it make eating more fun?) Great combination.

ChichaJo said...

That looks like an awesome sandwich...I loved how you cooked the shrimp in the bacon fat!

kate said...

I've been making BLATZ sandwiches all summer.

Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado and zucchini (grilled)- they are amazing!!

The Asian Pear said...

wow. that looks good. I love avocadoes & shrimp. I never thought about putting it in my favourite sandwich though. thanks for the idea!

Dawn said...

I could eat this everyday, yes everyday.
You are genius!

Colin's Mom said...

This reminds me of a sandwich I recently had at a local restaurant. It was a grilled shrimp and cheese with bacon and tomato. Wow, the flavor combinations went together quite nicely and it was a lovely sinful treat! Keep up your excellent work!

Jingle said...

Wow! That looks amazing! What a fabulous combination!

Cheryl said...

That sounds freaking delish!

Elra said...

Hmmm yum! What a BLAST!

the southern hostess said...

I love the addition of shrimp! Yummy.

Danielle said...

HOLY! Soooo good! Cant wait to try that! Great idea adding the shrimp!

Happy cook said...

Wow that is indeed one yummy delcious sandwich.

The Duo Dishes said...

Never too many ways to do a blt!

foododelmundo said...

Hey we're "kissin' cousins" on TS.
I can't get too carried away with my tomato sandwishes - but this would sure be worth the SPLURGE!

Velva said...

Oh my! You have raised a BLT sandwich to a new level!

Culinary Cory said...

Now that is quite a sandwich. You can't go wrong with shrimp and bacon. Great name too.

pigpigscorner said...

haha cool name. certainly a blast!

Pam said...

Oh yeah! This sounds unbelievable!

Olga said...

wow, I can't decide what I like better: the name of the sandwich or the actual sandwich!

socki said...

great site! I like how you bring together great recipes from across the internet. Just a reminder, if you like this BLAST recipe, definitely check out soupbelly.com where it originated from :-)

kamailesfood said...

Great combo! I love shrimp with avocado and bacon. You should try Coconut & Lime's Shrimp, Bacon & Avocado Salad. Delicious!

Johnna said...

Delicious sandwich! I actually had left over guacamole so I used that instead. Love your blog!

Chocolate Covered Bacon said...

This could be a very delicious meal for the family members. I would love to try this one soon. I am having problems with my oven at home. I need to get a new one. I felt hungry and thirsty for a very cold soda and this bacon with bread and all stuffed.

phil-lisa said...

My husband loves this quick prep sandwich. I on the other hand, cannot eat this without an immediate Benadryl, severely allergic to avocado .
One of the best part of marriage is learning new recipes and meals.

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