Extravagant Caprese, Shrimp, and Avocado Sandwich

Extravagant Caprese, Shrimp, and Avocado Sandwich

This is an extravagant sandwich with caprese, avocado, and shrimp in cocktail sauce.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Sliced sandwich bread
6 slices
Peeled shrimp (small ones are fine)
100 g
☆ Salt and pepper
A small amount of each
White wine
2 teaspoons
★ Sugar
A pinch
★ Tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon
★ Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon
★ Lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon
★ Black pepper
A small amount
Mozzarella cheese
50 g
◎ Lemon juice
A small amount
Tomato (small)
2 to 4 thin slices
Black pepper
A small amount
To taste
To taste
To taste


1. Prep the shrimp: If using frozen shrimp, defrost and pat dry. Sprinkle with ☆ salt and pepper. Combine the ★ ingredients together.
2. Melt butter in a frying pan. Sauté the shrimp quickly, add white wine and let the liquid evaporate. Add ★ ingredients and mix. Take the shrimp out of the pan and cool.
3. Slice the avocado and coat with the ◎ lemon. De-seed the tomato slices. Slice the mozzarella cheese thinly too.
4. Use 3 slices of bread per person. Spread one of the slices both sides with butter, and spread the other two slices on one side with mayonnaise and pesto.
5. Place one of the mayonnaise-pesto slices down and top with half the mozzarella cheese and tomato. Sprinkle black pepper.
6. Top with the buttered bread. Cover with half a portion of shrimp, and layer the avocado slices.
7. Put the other slice of mayonnaise-pesto on top with the spread side down. Make another sandwich the same way.
8. Cut into half, and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to turn my favorite caprese into an easy sandwich... and, to make it richer I added shrimp in cocktail sauce, and my husband loved it. Ever since, this has been making a regular appearance at weekend brunches.