Prawn Sandwich with Melty Cheese & Tomato

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This prawn sandwich is made up of cooked prawns tossed in a tangy mayonnaise dressing, sliced tomatoes and plenty of melty cheese. Serve these easy prawn sandwiches for a delicious lunch or dinner! 

Sometimes you just can’t beat something melty and comforting like this toasted shrimp sandwich!

Pink plate of prawn sandwich with tomato on a marble surface

I have always loved toasted sandwiches. They’re one of those perfect comfort foods for me which makes me think of tuna melts from the school canteen when I was a teenager or cheese toasties as my go to uni snack. 

I guess the main reason that I have an undying love for them is because there is nothing more joyful than melty cheese and these prawn sandwiches are full of it. 

Other than the cheese there’s prawns tossed with mayonnaise and shallots plus slices of fresh tomato sandwiched between crunchy toast made from your favourite crusty bread.

Overhead shot of cheesy shrimp sandwiches on a pink plate with greens

Toasted prawn sandwich with salad on a marble background

Why we love this prawn sandwich…

This is such an easy recipe to make when you need a quick lunch or snack and the whole thing takes about 15 minutes to put together.

You can also customise this recipe however you like. I added tomato slices but you could try something else or switch the type of cheese you use instead.

The method of making this sandwich means that you only need to use one baking sheet to prepare it and less washing up is always better!

Shrimp toasts with tomato on a pink plate with lettuce leaves

Prawn Toasted Sandwich Ingredients

Crusty Bread: I used a fresh loaf from a local bakery, you can use whatever you like. Sourdough would also work well.

Prawns: Use ready cooked prawns to make this recipe extra easy.

Mayonnaise: I always use Hellmans but you can use your favourite brand.

Smoked Paprika, Lemon Juice, Shallots & Capers: All go into the mayonnaise and prawn mixture to make the sandwich filling extra flavourful.

Tomatoes: Slices are added on top of the prawns for an extra touch of flavour.

Cheese: I went for medium cheddar but you could use whatever cheese you fancy.

Shrimp sandwiches on a pink plate over a marble surface

Prawn sandwiches with lettuce on a marble background

How to make prawn melt sandwiches

Make the prawn filling: Mix the prawns, mayonnaise, lemon juice, smoked paprika, shallot & capers together in a small bowl and season well.

Prepare the toast: Grill half the slices of bread on each side until lightly toasted then top with the prawn mixture, tomato slices and cheese.

Make the sandwiches: Put the prawn toasts and other slices of bread under the grill and cook until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

Cheese prawn sandwiches on a pink plate with lettuce on the side

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Pink plate of prawn sandwich with tomato on a marble surface

Prawn Sandwich with Melty Cheese & Tomato

This prawn sandwich is made up of cooked prawns tossed in a tangy mayonnaise dressing, sliced tomatoes and plenty of melty cheese. Serve these easy prawn sandwiches for a delicious lunch or dinner! 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Traditional
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Your Favourite Crusty Bread
  • 250 g Cooked King Prawns peeled and deveined
  • 4 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Capers
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tomatoes sliced
  • 100 g Medium Cheddar grated

Instructions

  • Heat the grill to medium-high. In a small bowl mix the prawns, smoked paprika, mayonnaise, lemon juice, capers and shallot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put 4 of the slices of bread on a baking sheet and grill for 1-2 minutes, flip and grill for another 1-2 minutes. Remove from the oven and top them with the prawn mixture, tomato slices and the grated cheddar.
  • Add the other 4 slices of bread to the tray and put back under the grill for 4-5 minutes, flipping the slices without topping half way through. Remove from the oven when the cheese is melted and browned and the other slices of bread are toasted to your liking. Top each prawn slice with a plain piece of toast and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Prawn Sandwich with Melty Cheese & Tomato
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 190mg63%
Sodium 1080mg45%
Potassium 354mg10%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1009IU20%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 354mg35%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan Ellam
    11/11/2019 at 10:54 AM

    5 stars
    How good do these look! I love the addition of the capers as well, I have some growing in back yard. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    11/11/2019 at 11:53 AM

    5 stars
    These sound so incredible! I love that you used capers, they add such a wonderful flavor.

  • Reply
    kim
    11/11/2019 at 11:54 AM

    5 stars
    Yum! What a delicious lunch or light dinner recipe! Will be trying this soon!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    11/11/2019 at 12:22 PM

    5 stars
    This was absolutely fabulous!! I’m team Duke’s Mayo – but, this recipe was enjoyed by my whole family and paired so well with a tossed salad!

  • Reply
    Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
    11/11/2019 at 12:32 PM

    5 stars
    This is a perfect comfort food fix for any lunch time for sure! I wish they could be delivered to my office today!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    19/11/2019 at 8:39 PM

    Oh my goodness, these look and sound so good! I will definitely need to give this a try. I might have to pick up the ingredients and make it this weekend because now it’s all I can think about.

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