Grilled Shrimp and Avocado BLT

shrimp avocado blt
Menu Part: 
Sandwich/Wrap
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
12

Basil and garlic sauteéd shrimp with avocados, bacon and mayonnaise on egg bread create a new twist for an old favorite.

Ingredients

3⁄4 cup olive oil
3 tbsp. fresh, chopped basil
1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
48 shrimp (16-count), peeled and deveined
Salt and pepper, to taste
3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
24 pieces sliced egg bread (1⁄4-in. thick)
6 avocados
12 roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
48 slices peppered bacon, cooked crisp
Butter lettuce leaves, as needed
 

Steps

1. In a large bowl, mix the oil, basil, and garlic; stir in shrimp. Marinate shrimp up to 4 hr., refrigerated.

2. Grill shrimp over high heat until bright orange, about 1 min. on each side. Drain on paper towels; cool. Split in half; season lightly with salt and pepper. Reserve.

3. Spread 1 tbsp. mayonnaise on 2 toasted bread slices. Layer 4 reserved shrimp, 1⁄2 sliced avocado, 1 slice tomato, 4 slices bacon, and lettuce leaves; finish with second slice of bread. Spear sandwich with picks at each corner and cut into quarters.
 

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion
autumn leaves

Because I’m writing this letter in the middle of August, it’s a bit tough to imagine the fall season—crunchy leaves, cooler air and the impending sense of dread over whether this will finally be the winter when I freeze to the sidewalk.

But autumn also brings some of my favorite foods: stews, soups, squashes and apples fresh from the tree. Meanwhile, at Greenville County Schools in South Carolina, K-12 diners are getting amped up about a plethora of DIY options, including a build-your-own chicken and waffles bar, says Director of Food and Nutrition Services Joe Urban. (Where was...

Industry News & Opinion
k-12

The School Nutrition Foundation —the School Nutrition Association’s philanthropic sibling—and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign have partnered to launch an initiative called Schools as Nutrition Hubs.

“No Kid Hungry really sees schools as a critical place in the fight against childhood hunger,” says Laura Hatch, director of national partnerships for No Kid Hungry. “Schools are really a no-brainer because they have the infrastructure, they have the experience, it’s a trusted place for families. And being able to maximize their programs and maximize the federal...

Managing Your Business
teamwork pack

As summer begins to fade and vacation season comes to a close, it’s time to start thinking about revitalizing staffers’ connections to one another . It’s certainly no secret in the Winsight offices that I’m a bit of a social butterfly, which, in turn, means I’m a rockstar at team building. Can you spot the inter-office activity I haven’t organized from the list below?

• Breakfast Sandwich Fridays: Co-workers rotate responsibility of providing ingredients for customizable sandwiches. Mimosas may have been involved. • “Sound of Music” Soundtrack Singalong Thursdays. The majority of...

Ideas and Innovation
walk-in cooler

The walk-in cooler can serve as a gathering place for more than just produce. When temperatures rise, staff at Empire State South restaurant in Atlanta host meetings in the walk-in and make occasional trips to hang out throughout the day to beat the back-of-house heat.

FSD Resources