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Wed, Jul 29 2015 post by Kristin From creativemeinspiredyou

Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

YUM! Crispy celery, creamy mayo and the spicy saltiness of the Old Bay are perfect with this slightly crispy on the outside and soft bread of the inside of the focaccia, combined with t...

I love herby, spicy, intensely delicious food. Flavortown. Can you believe, I took a simple white bread, mushed it out on a sheet pan, added some spices and herbs and created my own focaccia bread? It's so easy, you'll want to make one too.

I created this focaccia bread with seafood seasoning. McCormick is a Maryland Icon. We've been proud to have them here since 1889. Old Bay is a staple in our house, I remember growing up summers eating crabs and loving the salty spice. It's pretty much a must if you are making seafood around here. So when I was thinking of making some Shrimp Salad Sandwiches, I naturally came to think of what I could do with my beloved Old Bay. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Oh YUM! Crispy celery, creamy mayo and the spicy saltiness of the Old Bay are perfect with this slightly crispy on the outside and soft bread of the inside of the focaccia, combined with the fresh pop of the shrimp. I don't know if I could create a more summery dish. But these would be fabulous for any gathering. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches   Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Remove one loaf of Frozen White Bread from the package and allow to thaw fully. Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a 11x9 baking sheet. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Using your fingers, begin pushing the dough out the loaf shape and pushing into a flat sheet. I found that some of the oil was added to the top of the dough as I was moving it around on the sheet. It will help the seasonings stick. You can use a rolling pin for this, but it was easier to use my fingers. Get the kids involved, they can help with this step! Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

One you have the full loaf spread out as much as you can, without tearing the dough, you are ready to season. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add a little olive oil to the dough if you haven't gotten enough on the top of the dough, I mentioned earlier that my dough ended up with some of the pan oil on top of the dough so I didn't need extra. Sprinkle on a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning, and then top with your 1/4 cup of Parmesan Cheese. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

To finish, add a tablespoon to the top of the bread. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Now it's ready for the oven! Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Bake at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes, until brown and gorgeous! Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Allow it to cool, then cut into squares. I also cut the square in half to make a sandwich. To make the shrimp salad. Add 1 lb cooked, shelled, and deveined shrimp to 1/2 cup of diced celery, and 1/2 cup mayonaise. Also add in 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Mix well. Extender tip****If you want this salad to go farther, add cooked macaroni noodles to serve a crowd. You may have to increase the spices and the mayo, but you could easily double this serving size by adding 2 cups of cooked elbow macaroni. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches  

Bread- One loaf of Rhodes Frozen White bread- thawed olive oil- for the pan 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon parsley flakes This bread can be cut into many sizes to create squares of bread for sandwiches, you can make sliders or full sized sandwiches. Shrimp Salad- 1 lb medium shrimp shelled, deveined, cooked 1/2 cup of celery stalks ( about 3 stalks) diced 1/2 cup of mayonaise 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning serves about 5 people. Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Such a pretty sandwich!

Focaccia Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

Enjoy! kris

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Old Bay Focaccia

Servings: -12 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 20 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 18 min

Old Bay Focaccia
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Ingredients

Focaccia-
I loaf of Rhodes Bake N Serv White Bread
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried or fresh parsley

Shrimp Salad
1 lb cooked, veined, peeled shrimp
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
lettuce- for sandwich

Instructions

Thaw bread loaf on sheet pan coated with olive oil. Once thawed, use fingers to push the dough out until the dough is flat and pushed out into a sheet.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees, then season bread.
Add Old Bay, Parmesan and Parsley to top of bread, sprinkling as evenly as possible. Bake for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned. Cool and cut into squares to use as sandwich.

Place shrimp, celery, mayonnaise and Old Bay seasoning in a medium sized bowl, mix with a spoon until seasoning and mayonnaise are evenly distributed on shrimp.

Cut focaccia square in half horizontally and add lettuce to bottom half, top with shrimp salad and the place top half of focaccia to finish sandwich,
Shrimp salad serves about 5 people.
Focaccia serves about 10 people.

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