Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Crusty, well-toasted bread; crispy pan-seared shrimp; and crunchy slaw make this sandwich worth every bite.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare rémoulade slaw, combine first 9 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add coleslaw; toss to coat. Cover and chill.

Step 2

To prepare po'boys, combine cornstarch and next 4 ingredients (through egg white) in a medium bowl; whisk until blended. Add shrimp; toss well. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, stirring once.

Step 3

Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 1/4-inch-thick shell. Place torn bread in a food processor; process until very fine crumbs form. Set aside 1/2 cup breadcrumbs; reserve remaining breadcrumbs for another use. Combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, cornmeal, and black pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to combine.

Step 4

Remove shrimp from bowl; discard marinade. Add shrimp to breadcrumb mixture. Seal and shake to coat.

Step 5

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 6

Arrange 1/2 cup slaw on each bottom half of bread. Top with one quarter of shrimp and 2 tomato slices. Cover with top half of bread.

Ratings & Reviews

steponme's Review

February 21, 2014
Thought the shrimp needed more spice. If I make again, I'd definitely add some type of Cajun seasoning to the shrimp.

CeliaPeterson's Review

January 19, 2014
Fantastic and easy to make. Looks like the picture and tasted restaurant quality.

whatever123's Review

January 04, 2014
Had a lot of trouble with the coating staying on the shrimp. Breading from the first batch stuck to the pan, burnt while I was cooking the second batch, I had to change pans for the third batch, and by then, what little breading had stuck to the shrimp in the first and second batch was now soggy and flaking off. It was awful. Really awful. If I ever wanted to make something like this again, I'd either skip the breading, or go full fat and add a reasonable amount of oil to the pan. Definitely seemed like a diet recipe. Not worth it at all. Was very frustrated by the time I got it to the table.

sunshy321's Review

April 08, 2013
Many steps to this recipe - so, maybe not a weeknight meal. However, it was very good! I saved a few more calories by using whole wheat hamburger buns (hollowed them out as instructed). I used premade bread crumbs, rather than taking the time to make my own. Used a squeeze of fresh lemon on top of each sandwich at time of serving.

Amy2322's Review

March 03, 2013
Delicious. My breading on the shrimp didn't come together and it didn't matter, this sandwich was still excellent. Will make this regularly and for guests!

ReggieMM's Review

November 06, 2012

maddypotpie's Review

September 03, 2012
This is one of the best Cooking Light recipes I've made in awhile. I followed the recipe almost exactly, but I added a Tbsp more olive oil into the pan (the shrimp wasn't getting a good crust with the 2 tsp. of oil the recipe suggests). The longer the slaw sits, the better it gets! The po'boys come together quickly, so if you prep the slaw in advance, it's a very quick weeknight meal.

lizardstew's Review

August 26, 2012

KathrynNC's Review

August 10, 2012
Very tasty! My only caveat was I couldn't get the "breading" mixture to really stick evenly by shaking in the bag. Maybe next time I will try a plate and press into mixture? Substituted green and red cabbage for the slaw just because it is what we had on hand already. This was a lot of filling to fit into the size of bread I think they intended, even after you remove the bulk of the inside. This makes it quite messy for sure. Made 5 servings for us and we will definitely make it again!

clamdigs's Review

July 07, 2012
Super Delicous!!!!