Servings: Makes 8 servings
- 1 tablespoon shellfish-boil seasoning , such as Old Bay
- 2 pounds large shrimp , heads off and shells on
- 12 large eggs
- 4 slices thick bacon
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Tabasco
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions
- 16 slices white or whole wheat bread
- 8 leaves butter lettuce
- 4 vine-ripened red tomatoes , cut into 16 slices
Fill a 6-quart pot with 2 quarts water, add the shellfish-boil seasoning, and bring to boil over high heat. Turn off heat, add shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until shrimp are pink-orange and slightly firm. Transfer shrimp to a colander and rinse under cold water.
Return the shrimp water to a boil, then reduce heat to low and gently add eggs. Simmer eggs for 14 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and chop the cooked shrimp and place in a large bowl. Transfer eggs to a strainer; rinse under cold water until cool.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown. Transfer to a small bowl and crumble. Peel eggs; cut in half lengthwise. Separate the whites from the yolks; coarsely chop the egg whites and add to the bowl with the chopped shrimp.
Press the yolks through a mesh strainer and into a large bowl. Add mayonnaise, Tabasco, mustard, and 1 tsp. salt; whisk until mixture is consistency of cake batter, about 1 minute. Fold yolk mixture into shrimp mixture, add bacon and green onion; toss. Season with salt and pepper; toss.
Use 1 cup per sandwich, along with sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Serve immediately.