It’s been far too long since the last Let’s Do Lunch post.  Let’s remedy that, shall we?  This long lag has not been intentional.  I’ve tried a few new lunch ideas that seemed promising but didn’t quite meet the mark.  But this…this so did.  It’s funny how my former deep dislike of avocado is slowly shifting, all because of my beloved guacamole.  At first it got me thinking I was instantly converted, and I was a bit overzealous.  I tried a few very avocado-y recipes, including these awesome looking tartines from Tara.  Any avocado lover would adore them.  My whole family did.  But I learned, I’m not quite there.  I need something to cut the avocado.  Like tortilla chips.  Or, in the case of this fabulous sandwich, a slice of good quality crusty bread and some spicy garlicky shrimp.  Now we’re talkin’.

One of the best things about this sandwich is that it is great warm or cold, so you can enjoy it fresh during a casual lunch at home or packed up and eaten on the go at work.  Either way, this is sure to become a favorite go-to lunch option for me.  It’s light and healthy while still being flavorful and totally satisfying.  Pea shoots are a nice garnish and add another layer of flavor, but sprouts would work just as well.  This is going into heavy rotation for me, effective immediately.