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Step into the vibrant culinary landscape of New Orleans with our mouthwatering Shrimp Po'Boys recipe—a delightful homage to the flavors that captivated us during our recent journey through this charming city. Inspired by the bustling streets and rich cultural heritage of New Orleans, our Shrimp Po'Boys pay tribute to the city's love for bold, soulful cuisine. These sandwiches are a symphony of crispy shrimp nestled in a warm, pillowy bun, offering a true taste of the French Quarter. Join us on this culinary adventure and let's recreate the spirit of New Orleans in your own kitchen.

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Shrimp Po'Boys
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For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • 2 Eggs, beaten

  • Vegetable Oil for frying

For the Slaw:

  • 2 cups Shredded Cabbage and Carrots

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise

  • 1 tbsp Creole Mustard

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For Assembling:

  • 4 French Bread Rolls, split and toasted

  • Sliced Tomatoes

  • Sliced Pickles


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Step 1: Prepare the Shrimp

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix the flour, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.

  2. Dip each shrimp into the beaten eggs, then coat with the seasoned flour mixture.

Step 2: Fry the Shrimp

  1. Heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C) in a skillet.

  2. Fry coated shrimp in batches for 2-3 minutes on each side until they're golden and crispy.

  3. Remove fried shrimp and drain them on paper towels.

Step 3: Prepare the Slaw:

  1. In a bowl, combine shredded cabbage and carrots.

  2. Mix in mayonnaise, Creole mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Step 4: Assemble the Sandwiches:

  1. Spread a layer of the slaw on the bottom half of toasted French bread rolls.

  2. Arrange slices of tomatoes on top of the slaw.

  3. Layer the crispy fried shrimp on top of the tomatoes.

  4. Place sliced pickles on the shrimp.

  5. Top with the other half of the roll to complete the sandwich.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy:

  • Gently press the top of the sandwich to meld the flavors together.

  • Serve Shrimp Po'Boys with a side of extra slaw, Creole coleslaw, or sweet potato fries.

  • Enhance your experience with store-bought or homemade remoulade sauce.

Transport your taste buds to the enchanting streets of New Orleans with our Shrimp Po'Boys recipe. These sandwiches encapsulate the essence of the city's cuisine, combining the crispiness of perfectly fried shrimp with the freshness of vegetables. Whether you're reminiscing about your own New Orleans adventure or experiencing the flavors for the first time, these Shrimp Po'Boys are sure to make a lasting impression. And if you're craving that iconic remoulade sauce, you can easily find it in stores or whip up a batch at home to elevate your culinary journey to the next level. Dive into the world of Creole cuisine and let the flavors of the French Quarter take center stage on your plate.




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