Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford 
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Grab a shorty! Our smaller-scale sandwich is truly satisfying, especially with pickle chips and kale.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place a baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 450° (leave pan in oven).

Step 2

Combine 1 tablespoon buttermilk, mayonnaise, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper), stirring with a whisk. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine remaining 1 tablespoon buttermilk and shrimp in a bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cornmeal; toss to coat. Carefully remove preheated pan from oven. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on pan. Lightly coat shrimp with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until done.

Step 4

Cut bread pieces through the top, cutting to, but not through, the bottom. Hollow out bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell. Combine 2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture and lettuce; toss to coat. Divide lettuce mixture, tomatoes, shrimp, and remaining mayonnaise mixture among bread pieces.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

marchez's Review

June 16, 2014
Really good and super simple. Not quite the same flavor as a fried shrimp po'boy but good in it's own right. I loved the sauce made to recipe! Without the spice, the sandwich would have been too bland. Will make again.

LDombeck's Review

May 04, 2014
I only used 1/8 tsp of red pepper, and it was still pretty spicy. Fine for us, but too much for our little kids. It was good and simple. I probably won't make again, but I don't regret making it.

IoneTaylor's Review

February 27, 2014
This was a great weeknight meal, and, yes, the cayenne pepper in the sauce really woke up my tastebuds. The heat was a nice flavor substitute for frying the shrimp, so I think I might keep it the same next time because otherwise the sandwiches might be kind of bland. I served the po'boys with wilted spinach.

LaraRR's Review

January 21, 2014
This was outstanding. My husband said it may be one of the best things I've ever made:) It is VERY spicy, which was fine for my husband and me but i dialed down the amount of sauce for my 10 year old. I also made the pickle chips which were alot of work but a huge hit. I'll be making this meal again and again.

eppercival's Review

January 12, 2014
This was quick and good! I am in agreement with another reviewer regarding the amount of red pepper. It kind of stole the show! I would decrease the amount by half next time!

Lynette281's Review

January 11, 2014
This was a great dish. It was easy to make and tasted great. I like spicy dishes but the amount of red pepper was too much for me and I could not add extra sauce to the sandwich. I assume ground red pepper is the same as cayenne pepper. Next time, I will add way less. I also made the pickle chips and loved them. This is a keeper recipe for me!

Beckyw66's Review

January 05, 2014
Very good, and super simple. Would use large shrimp next time. Also made the pickle chips which were great. Forgot to buy the "chip" pickles and just sliced thick whole pickles, worked just as well.