How to Make a Cajun Shrimp Roll – Yum!!!

If you’re from the mid-Atlantic through New England, shrimp rolls, lobster rolls and crab rolls are part of summer.  They’re something you crave the minute you get to the shore and think about during the winter.  They’re light, creamy and amazingly do not have to be high in calories.

This recipe is one that came with my hello fresh subscription, but I modified it to make it taste a bit more the way I like mine.  I’ll give you a couple of the options below.

Cajun Shrimp Roll

This shrimp roll is almost as easy to make as it is delicious. It took no time, was easy to clean up and is almost guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people


  • 12 medium or large shrimp
  • 2 tbsp mayonaise low fat or reduced calorie
  • 1-2 tbsp sour cream low calorie
  • 1 tbsp butter or low calorie substitute
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 bunch tarragon chopped
  • 1 lemon zested and halved
  • 2-3 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • arugula leaves washed and dried
  • 2 buns Ciabatta cut in half (bottom half thicker than the top)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Cajun seasoning or Old Bay seasoning
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


  • Gather your ingredients 
    ingredients for a shrimp roll

Make the Shrimp Roll Filling

  • Start by boiling salted water and toss in your shrimp until they're cooked. Next rinse under cold water. If you bought precooked shrimp you can skip this step. Now cut the shrimp into chunks (however large you'd like them to be).
  • Next pile on the lemon zest, scallions, 1/2 of the tarragon, juice of 1/2 of the lemon, the mayonnaise, sea salt and black pepper to taste 
    what goes into a shrimp roll
  • If you like it with a kick, the Cajun seasoning or old bay seasoning. Then mix together and set aside or in a fridge.
    shrimp roll mix

Toast Your Buns

  • Take the halves of the buns, roll or ciabatta bread and smear butter or extra virgin olive oil on them. Next place on a pan over medium heat so they toast. I prefer this to toasting them in the oven. I also like to burn mine a little bit.
    toast your buns

Make the Salad Dressing

  • Rinse your arugula and mix in the radish slices. Set this aside. Now take the sour cream, remaining tarragon, juice from the other half of the lemon, a large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste and mix this together. Now combine this with the arugula and radishes and then plate.

Assemble, Plate, and Enjoy

  • Add the buns to the plate and then add the shrimp roll mix to the bun or whatever bread you're using. The last step is to enjoy. It's that easy to make a shrimp roll.


If you want to see other awesome recipes and variations I've made from Hello Fresh.  Click this link to see what I've tried.


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