Shrimp, Mango, and Avocado Rolls
•12 slices bacon
•1/4 cup shallot (finely chopped)
•2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
•2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
•1/2 teaspoon honey
•1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
•2 large ripe avocados (halved, pitted, flesh scooped out and diced)
•2 large ripe Champagne or Kent mangoes (peeled, sliced off the pits, and diced)
•1 tablespoon olive oil
•1 tablespoon unsalted butter
•1 1/2 pounds fresh or thawed frozen medium shrimp (shells and tails removed)
•6 split-top hot dog buns (buttered and toasted)
•Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until browned and crisp. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving the fat in the skillet, and set aside.
2Return the pan with the fat to medium heat, add the shallot and garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, until fragrant, tender, and just beginning to brown. Scrape the garlic, shallot and drippings into a medium bowl. Set the pan aside.
3To prepare the vinaigrette: to a bowl add the vinegar, honey, mustard, ?? teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste with the garlic and the shallot. Whisk or mix with a fork until well emulsified. Add the avocados and mangoes, gently toss together, and set aside.
4In the same skillet used for the bacon, add oil and butter and heat over high heat until the oil is hot but not smoking and the butter has begun to foam. Add the shrimp, without crowding the pan (cook them in two batches if necessary). Season with ?? teaspoon salt and pepper to taste, and cook, flipping over once, until seared and browned, no more than 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
5Optional: Preheat griddle on low. Brush buns with butter and place on griddle until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
6Open the buns or rolls, trying not to separate the tops from the bottoms, and arrange a layer of cooked shrimp on the bottom of each bun. Top the shrimp with the avocado and mango mix and crown each with a couple slices of bacon. Close the sandwiches and serve.
1. Instead of shrimp, use lobster or jumbo lump crab meat!
2. Alternatively, serve on sandwich rolls.