Seafood Sandwiches That Can Be Made Ahead Or Delivered

Posted on: 30 July 2021

If you're going to make a seafood sandwich ahead of time, or if you're going to deliver that sandwich rather than serve it in-house, then it needs to be durable. It can't be made with a delicate slice of fish that will slip out or crumble at the slightest touch, and it needs to be made with ingredients that will keep the seafood moist, too. Luckily, this is not as hard as it might initially sound! Here are two seafood sandwiches that stand up well to make-ahead or delivery setups.

Crab Salad Sandwich

Crab salad is a go-to option as a sturdy sandwich filling because crab itself can be pre-shredded, taking away concerns about it being too delicate. Plus, the mayonnaise in the sandwich filling keeps everything moist, even if the sandwich was made a few hours ago. This crab salad sandwich recipe makes six sandwiches, but it's easily multiplied for a busy lunch rush. You'll need:

  • 24 ounces crab meat, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cocktail sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, minced finely
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 6 kaiser rolls

Mix together the mayonnaise, cocktail sauce, mustard, paprika, and celery salt. Add the crab meat, and toss to combine. Divide the mixture between the 6 rolls. Put the tops of the rolls on, and wrap each sandwich in plastic wrap. These sandwiches are actually best if they sit in the cooler for at least an hour before eating.

Barbecue Salmon Sandwiches

This one is a bit more unique. Salmon is tough enough to stand up to some wait time or delivery once cooked, so long as you leave the skin on. The barbecue sauce will remind you of a cookout but in cold form. To make six sandwiches, you'll need:

  • 6, 4-ounce salmon filets, skin on
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Grill the salmon gently for about 2 minutes per side. Brush with barbecue sauce, and grill for another minute. Remove the salmon from the heat, and let it cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Move the salmon to the cooler to cool completely. When the salmon is fully chilled, place one filet on each roll. Add a slice of cheddar, and spread the roll with mayonnaise. Wrap the sandwiches in plastic wrap, and keep them cool until serving.

These seafood sandwiches will be a hit with anyone who orders a made-ahead sandwich. Make sure you try one yourself, too. If you don't have time to make your own, contact a restaurant that offers seafood sandwich delivery near you.