Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Recipe Spotlight: Shrimp Po-Boy

In reverence to my New Orleans post, here is a recipe for an easy to make shrimp po-boy, a little bit of New Orleans right here in Minnesota! I created this recipe for my boyfriend Kevin and he said it was one of the best things I've ever cooked! (And little does he know... it's easy and healthy!)

Shrimp Po-Boys
A soft roll filled with crispy shrimp and fresh veggies with a tangy and spicy Creole mayonnaise.
Serves 2

For the shrimp:
1/2 lb. raw shrimp (shelled, deveined and tails-off)
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. dried breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tblsp. milk
2 tblsp. cajun seasoning
1/4 c. oil

For the Creole mayonnaise:
Crystal hot sauce (or your favorite brand) to taste (I like 1 tblsp)
2 tblsp. mayonnaise
2 tblsp. yogurt
Dash fresh lemon juice
1 tblsp. fresh dill

For the sandwich:
2 hoagie rolls, halved lengthwise (the softer the better)
Shredded lettuce
Fresh sliced tomatoes
Slivered red onions

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. 

Prepare Shrimp: Place three bowls on counter with , 1) Flour plus 1 tblsp Cajun seasoning, 2) Egg and milk combined with whisk, and 3) Breadcrumbs plus 1 tblsp Cajun seasoning. Working with a couple shrimp at a time, dip in flour, then egg/milk, then breadcrumbs. Place in oil and fry 3-4 minutes per side until brown, crispy and cooked through.

Prepare Cajun Mayonnaise: Combine all ingredients and spread on top half of hoagie roll.

Prepare Sandwich: Place shredded lettuce on bottom of roll, top with crispy shrimp, tomatoes and onions.

Po-Boys are excellent served with coleslaw and a fruit salad. Geaux NOLA!

Recipe Author: Sarah Saubert

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to try this! :) Minus the onions of course, haha!