Seafood Sandwiches

Shrimp, mackerel, catfish, crab and oysters are just a handful of seafood we love putting on sandwiches. Classic shrimp po’boys are a New Orleans favorite and are easy to whip up—crispy fried shrimp are stuffed into a buttery baguette with crunchy romaine lettuce, sliced tomatoes and plenty of spicy mayo. Chef Bruce Sherman’s recipe for soft-shell crab sandwiches, which he makes with whole crabs, pancetta, tomatoes, arugula and a remoulade prepared with mayo, red onion, tarragon, capers and mustard, gets layered onto a brioche bun and tastes like the epitome of summer. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine’s guide to seafood sandwiches.

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Crispy Grouper Sandwiches with Green Tomato–Cucumber Relish

“Every seafood joint along the Gulf Coast has its own version of the grouper sandwich,” says chef John Besh. For his take on the sandwich, he tops the crispy fish with a tangy relish and a drippy ranch-style sauce studded with charred jalapeños. If you’re planning on catching the grouper yourself, Besh recommends icing the fish for a day before cooking. “This will allow the flesh to rest and become a bit less firm and much more tender and flaky.” Slideshow: More Grouper Recipes 

Butter-Poached Lobster Rolls with Spicy Sauce

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian makes the most decadent lobster rolls. First he boils the lobsters, then he poaches the meat in butter. To balance all of that richness, he tops the rolls with a spicy mustard mayo. Slideshow: More Lobster Recipes 

Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød

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This gorgeous open-face rye sandwich from chef Claus Meyer of the Great Northern Food Hall in Grand Central Station makes for the perfect light lunch or, when cut into smaller squares, an impressive hors d’oeuvre. Slideshow: More Open-Faced Sandwiches Recipes 

Seafood Sandwiches

Take your pick of seafood and make a sandwich out of it. From a fried catfish sandwich with chipotle-honey mayo to a classic Maine lobster roll, these are the recipes that you'll want to make right now.

Maine Lobster Roll

In Maine you're likely to find lobster rolls served two ways. Innovators prefer a crunchy, tangy and slightly spicy version of the lobster salad that includes celery, lettuce, lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne. Purists leave out those ingredients because they believe nothing should interfere with the mix of sweet tender summer lobster and mayonnaise. More Amazing Seafood Recipes

Rye Crisps with Tomatoes and Sardines

This recipe from Food & Wine's Justin Chapple makes the most of canned sardines. Chapple prepares a bright herb mayo to spread on rye crisps, then tops them with a cherry tomato salad and good-quality sardines. The juices from the tomatoes soften the rye crisps ever so slightly. Slideshow:  More Sandwich Recipes 

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Fish Sandwich

From a fried catfish sandwich with chipotle-honey mayo to a salmon club sandwich, these recipes will inspire you to try fish in your next sandwich.