An Updated BLT Recipe from Family Circle
Shrimp and pesto mayo give the classic BLT a delicious twist.
Shrimp BLT with Pesto Mayo
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Broil: 4 minutes
8 slices turkey bacon
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
3/4 pound U.S. farm-raised large shrimp (about 20), shelled and deveined
8 slices light whole wheat bread, toasted
1 large tomato, thinly sliced
4 large pieces of iceberg lettuce
- In a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper-towel-lined plate.
- In a small measuring cup, mix together mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of the pesto. Set aside.
- Heat broiler. Place shrimp on a lightly greased broiler pan and brush with remaining 1 tablespoon pesto. Broil for 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
- Spread each slice of toast with about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the pesto mayonnaise. Evenly distribute shrimp among 4 slices of the bread and top each with 2 slices of bacon, tomato, and lettuce. Top each with the remaining bread slices.
Nutrition information per serving: 382 calories; 18g fat (4g sat.); 32g protein; 23g carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 1129mg sodium; 165mg cholesterol
Originally provided in the January 2009 issue of Family Circle magazine.