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Dinner Tonight: BLT with Avocado and Shrimp

The only justification I have for desecrating BLT glory with avocado and shrimp is that it works. This isn't traditional or authentic in any way. To be honest, it kind of bugs me that I'd even enjoy something that messes with the holy trinity of bacon, lettuce, and tomato on bread. Why mess with perfection? But I do enjoy it. So here it is, ready to be scrutinized.

About the only bad thing I can say about this sandwich—it's kind of messy. Getting a perfect bite is difficult, but totally worth it. The shrimp are crisp and sweet, while the creamy avocado helps add an even richer flavor to the tomato. Sure, this is no replacement for the BLT, but if you're like me and have basically been living on these sandwiches while tomatoes are in season, then this is a great variation. Does anyone else have a "sacrilegious" take on this sandwich classic?

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