For this supertasty sandwich, F&W's Justin Chapple quickly sautes shrimp with chorizo and onion, then spoons them onto rolls and tops with tomato and avocado.
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.
Tuna Niçoise Sandwiches with Olive Aioli
At his sandwich shop, Grahamwich, Graham Elliot (an F&W Best New Chef 2004) poaches tuna in herb-scented oil to make it wonderfully moist, then serves it on a focaccia roll with a runny soft-boiled egg. Omitting the egg makes the sandwich more portable. And instead of poaching your own tuna, you can save time by substituting good quality imported tuna jarred in olive oil.
Fried Catfish Sandwiches with Chipotle-Honey Mayo
Some of the freshest catfish in the Delta is sold from right out of the backs of pickup trucks.
Salmon Club Sandwiches
Catfish Po'Boys with Pickle Remoulade
Tilapia Po’Boy Sandwich with Chipotle Aioli
A fast and easy-prep chipotle mayo gives this crispy fish sandwich a flavor boost.
Lobster-Roll-Style Salmon Sandwiches
In this clever take on the summertime classic, salmon replaces lobster and yogurt stands in for mayonnaise. Topping rolls with potato chips adds crunch and fun.
Provençal Tuna Sandwiches with Fennel Mayo
Star chef Curtis Stone packs his version of the classic pan bagnat for family trips to the beach. This sandwich gets better as it sits and the flavors blend.
Soft-Shell Crab and Bacon Sandwiches
As a Baltimore native, David Lentz feels strongly about the proper way to cook soft-shells: pan-fried (he hasn't let his girlfriend, Suzanne Goin, prepare them since she tried to grill them). He arranges the crabs on a baguette with bacon, cabbage slaw and mustard creme fraiche and eats the sandwich open-faced, though it's neater with the top on.