Quick Fix: Shrimp Sliders feature flavorful sauce

Shrimp Sliders and Quick Potato Salad. / Linda Gassenheimer/TNS

Shrimp sauteed in garlicky butter fills these little mini burger rolls. A sauce of mayonnaise, mustard, scallions and some Old Bay seasoning is spread on the rolls. Old Bay is a blend of herbs and spices, usually celery salt, red and black pepper and paprika. It's mostly used to season shellfish.

HELPFUL HINTS

› You can substitute Old Bay seasoning with paprika, salt and pepper.

› You can use any type of lettuce.

› Buy peeled and deveined shrimp.

SHOPPING LIST

› To buy: 1 jar reduced-fat mayonnaise, 1 jar Dijon mustard, 1 bunch scallions, 1 head lettuce, 1 container Old Bay seasoning, 1 package whole-wheat slider rolls, 3/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp

› Staples: butter, garlic.


Shrimp Sliders

1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

2 scallions, thinly sliced or chopped

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

4 whole-wheat slider (mini hamburger) rolls

1 tablespoon butter

3 sliced garlic cloves

3/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp

2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

4 lettuce leaves

Mix the mayonnaise, scallions and mustard together in a small bowl, and set aside. Open the slider rolls, and toast them in a toaster oven or under the broiler. Place 2 rolls each on two dinner plates. Heat the butter and garlic in a medium-size nonstick skillet for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, and saute 3 minutes or until they turn pink. Sprinkle with the Old Bay seasoning. Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the slider rolls. Divide the shrimp into 4 portions, and place on the lettuce leaves. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the top half of the buns, and place them on the shrimp.

Yield 2 servings.

Per serving: 463 calories (38% from fat), 19.7 grams fat (5.9 grams saturated, 4.6 grams monounsaturated), 292 milligrams cholesterol, 39.7 grams protein, 30.8 grams carbohydrates, 5.1 grams fiber, 698 milligrams sodium.

-- Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer

Linda Gassenheimer is the author of over 30 cookbooks, including her newest, "The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook."