Shrimp Po'boys

Shrimp Po'boys Recipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Lynn Miller

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 16 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 706
Fat 35 g
Satfat 7 g
Protein 35 g
Carbohydrate 63 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 223 mg
Sodium 1598 mg


1 cup mayonnaise
2 scallions, white and light green parts, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons chopped pickle
1 tablespoon chopped capers
2 teaspoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds medium shrimp (about 27), peeled and deveined
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable oil, for frying
8 hoagie rolls, split and toasted
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced


1. Blend mayonnaise, scallions, pickle, capers, hot sauce and 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning in food processor. Cover and chill.

2. Whisk egg, milk and cayenne. Add shrimp; let stand 10 minutes. In a shallow bowl, mix cornmeal, flour, 1 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 200ºF; line a baking sheet with paper towels and another with foil.

3. Remove shrimp from egg mixture, shaking off excess. Dredge in cornmeal mixture. Set on foil-lined sheet.

4. Pour 2 inches of oil into a large, deep skillet. Heat oil until it reaches 370ºF on a candy thermometer. Cook shrimp a few at a time, turning once, until coating is browned and crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to paper towel-lined sheet with a slotted spoon. Keep warm in oven. Bring oil back to 370ºF before adding a new batch of shrimp.

5. Spread 1 Tbsp. reserved sauce on rolls. Divide lettuce and tomatoes among rolls. Divide shrimp among rolls and serve immediately.

May 2011
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