California Avocado and Grilled Shrimp BLT Sandwich

California Avocado and Grilled Shrimp BLT Sandwich
 
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Recipe type: sandwich
Ingredients
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 48 (#3) shrimp, 16 count, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 24 1-inch thick egg bread slices
  • 6 (#3) California avocados
  • 12 Roma tomatoes, sliced lengthwise
  • 48 peppered bacon slices, cooked crisp
  • Butter lettuce leaves, as needed
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix the oil, basil and garlic; stir in shrimp.
  2. Marinate shrimp up to 4 hours, refrigerated.
  3. Grill shrimp over high heat until bright orange, about 1 minute on each side.
  4. Drain on paper towel; cool.
  5. Split in half; season lightly with salt and pepper.
  6. Reserve.
  7. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on 2 toasted bread slices.
  8. Layer 4 reserved shrimp, ½ avocado, sliced, 1 sliced tomato, 4 slices bacon and lettuce leaves; finish with second slice of bread.
  9. Spear sandwich with picks at each corner and cut into quarters.