Shrimp Sandwich Melt

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Are you having trouble deciding what to do with those leftover shrimp? Or maybe you have a few measly stragglers left at the bottom of the bag and nowhere to use them? Don’t worry…this shrimp grilled cheese is the perfect way to make use of your shrimp in a new and out-of-the-box way! If you think it sounds crazy, you’re right! It’s crazy good. Try it and you’ll see.

Shrimp Sandwich Melt

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total: 20 minutes


  • 8-10 Argentine Red Shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 pieces of sliced Texas Toast
  • 6 slices of cheddar or colby jack cheese
  • 2-4 tablespoons onion and chive cream cheese (or to your preference)
  • 1 tablespoon of your desired seasonings (we used the Drunken Butcher’s Money Maker Meat Rub)


Begin by preparing your shrimp. 

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add your shrimp to the hot oil and season with a pinch of salt. Fry for 2-3 minutes before flipping and frying for another 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.

Spread one tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread, and then spread 1-2 tablespoons of your cream cheese on the inside of one slice of bread. 

Place the first slice of bread butter side down, cream cheese side up, into a skillet at medium heat. Stack 3 pieces of either Colby jack or cheddar cheese on top of your cream cheese, and then add your desired amount of shrimp to the center of your grilled cheese (you should have enough shrimp to make 2 sandwiches).

Top your sandwich with the second piece of buttered bread and press the sandwich with a spatula.

Once the bottom piece of bread becomes golden and crisp (about 2 minutes), flip your sandwich over. 

Add 1-2 tablespoons of water (yes we know this sounds crazy…but it works!) to your pan and cover with a lid to create steam. Once your cheese is ooey gooey and melty, remove from the pan and serve!

Repeat with your second sandwich.

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