“Take a Sandwich Road Trip with Kraft Foods!”
In July, Kraft Foods will be launching an interactive microsite on http://www.outstandwich.com that will act as a virtual trip around the country, as we search of the best regional sandwiches. Just imagine my surprise when I was asked to create a recipe that represents the state of Texas. I was all up for the challenge!
The state of Texas is known for many things, including extremely rich and flavorful food. The four best known foods found in Texas are chili, barbecue, chicken fried steak and tex-mex cuisine. While the Texas chili is famous for being beanless and full of meat and extra-hot chili peppers, Texas barbecue is known for its heavy grill-smoke flavor and spicy sauce.
When the challenge was brought to me about creating my own version of a Texas Style sandwich, I knew exactly what I was going to do and yes it would include barbeque so I decided upon a Texas Style Barbeque Beef and Shrimp sandwich. Although there are several versions of the popular Texas BBQ sandwich, I’ve never heard of one with a shrimp combination unless I missed it along the way. It took me a couple of days to come up with a different version but after all said and done, it was time to create my masterpiece and since all things are big in Texas, I wanted it massive, loaded with a generous amount of beef and shrimp topped with a few thick slices of onions, all piled on a standard soft buttered white bun.
What you will need:
1 Package of pre-smoked pre-sliced beef brisket
1 lb. peeled shrimp
Zatarains Creole Seasoning (or something similar)
Vegetable oil ( for frying shrimp)
3/4 cup melted butter
3 oz. red onion, thinly sliced
Since the brisket was pre-cooked,preparation was real simple. In a heavy baking pan, add brisket, cover tightly and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about an hour and a half. Once heated and thoroughly cooked, slice and set aside while you prepare the fried shrimp. In deep frying pan, fry shrimp for about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
Now that the beef and shrimp are prepared, place 2 buns on a flat work surface. Brush one side of each bun with ½ tbsp. melted butter. Lightly toast bun with buttered sides down, on a flattop griddle or in a sauté pan over medium heat. Place the toasted sides of the toast down and portion BBQ beef on each bottom slice. Top with fried shrimp, 1/4 oz. red onion rings, lettuce. Add other condiments of your liking. Close sandwich with the top slice of bun and ENJOY!
Do you have a favorite local sandwich recipe? Kraft is looking or your ideas. If you would like the chance to win a $100 AmEx Card and have your recipe included in Krafts interactive map…. then share with me your favorite local recipe. Make sure you leave the entire recipe so we can try it. Kraft will share both my sandwich recipe and yours on Outstandwich.com once it launches July 18th.
I’ll be randomly picking two entries from the recipe submissions and preparing them both. With the help of my “taste testers” which includes my 2 boys and hubby will select a winner from the two selections. A picture of your homemade sandwich will be needed so be sure to take pictures and have them ready for showing.
One (1) lucky reader will win a $100 AMEX card and have their recipe featured on Outstandwich.com.
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