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Fancy Shrimp Sandwiches for Kids to Make

Fancy Shrimp Sandwich with Slaw

As with most kids, we love sandwiches. There is something about having your entire meal in between delicious bread that makes it so appealing to us. We have already said how much we prefer seafood over chicken, so we decided to try to make some fancy shrimp sandwiches. But just having shrimp on a bun isn’t exactly what we would call, “fancy.” But if you add some vegetables on top to make your Mom happy, then all of a sudden your boring sandwich becomes something worth sharing!

Shrimp Sandwich Made by Kids

Starting with the Shrimp

Frozen cooked shrimp is one of the easiest ways to eat seafood in our opinion. We started by letting them thaw in the sink with some cold water.

Thawing Shrimp

Once they were ready, we added them to a saute’ pan and added our seasonings. They just took a minute to look delicious.

How to Make Fancy Slaw for Shrimp Sandwiches

When we first saw this recipe we were a bit worried about all of the chopping involved in making the slaw. When we started our shopping list, we came across a bag of prepared coleslaw mix that was already cut and prepared! Could this dinner get any easier?

Fancy Slaw for Shrimp Sandwich

We added our yogurt instead of the Greek because we always have it on hand. Then we mixed in the buttermilk and mayonnaise. From here we adjusted some of the ingredients because we wanted a more mild tasting slaw so we could taste the shrimp. We think you should play around with the amounts also to make it just the way you like it.

Fancy Shrimp Sandwich

What Buns to Use

Ever since our Mom forgot to buy hamburger buns and we experimented with making our own, that is all we have eaten since. If you haven’t tried to make this recipe yet, we strongly suggest you try it! Homemade hamburger buns go a long way in making a sandwich fancy!

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Fancy Shrimp Sandwich with Slaw

Fancy Shrimp Sandwiches Kids Can Make

Yield: 4 Sandwiches
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This fancy shrimp sandwich with slaw is so easy for kids to make!


For the Shrimp

  • 1 Pound Frozen Shrimp (Extra small or Small)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Minced
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • Hot Sauce (Optional)

For the Fancy Slaw

  • 2 and 1/2 Cups Packaged Cole Slaw Mix
  • 2 Tablespoons Yogurt (Greek or Homemade)
  • 1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon Buttermilk
  • 1 Garlic Clove Minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Shallot, Finely Minced (Optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley, Finely Chopped (Optional)


  • 4 Hamburger Buns (Homemade Preferred)


  1. Allow shrimp to thaw in a strainer.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together seasonings for shrimp.
  3. Add shrimp to a saute' pan and add seasoning. You may need to add some oil if you pan is not non-stick. Allow to cook until warm, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, buttermilk, mayonnaise, shallot, parsley, and garlic. Add packaged coleslaw and mix to combine.
  5. Add slaw and shrimp to homemade buns.


    Adapted from Skinny Taste

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