Best Shrimp Roll Recipe

two rolls of bread filled with lettuce leaves and a boiled shrimp salad on a plate next to potato chips and lemon wedges

These shrimp salad rolls are light, bright, refreshing, and absolutely delicious!


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Juice of 2 lemons (about ¼ cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Rolls or hot dog buns, for serving
  • Butter lettuce, for serving
  • Chives, for garnish
  • Red pepper flakes, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Bring 6 cups of water to boil in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Once boiling, add the shrimp and salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the shrimp turns pink and curls in on itself.
  3. Strain the shrimp from the pot, then place over ice to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic, celery, salt, and cracked black pepper. Add the shrimp and toss to combine.
  5. Fill each roll with butter lettuce, then top with the shrimp, and garnish with chives and red pepper flakes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Keywords: shrimp salad, shrimp rolls