Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • For the Cajun Sauce
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp cajun spice mix
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • For The Shrimp
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • canola oil
  • 4 french bread rolls
  • lettuce and tomatoes for topping

Instructions

For the Cajun Sauce

In a small bowl combine mayonaise, ketchup, creole spice mix, garlic powder, paprika, and lemon juice. Set aside.

For The Shrimp

In a large bowl combine milk, hot sauce, and egg, whisking to blend. Add the shrimp and let sit for 4 minutes. Meanwhile heat 3 inches of oil to 375ºF in a deep saucepan.

In a small bowl combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt and pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat.

Add a few shrimps to the oil and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon and remove shrimp from oil and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining shrimp.

To Serve

Place a slathering of the cajun sauce on the french roll. Top with fried shrimp, lettuce, and tomato.

Notes

When frying the shrimp be sure to not over-crowd the pan otherwise your shrimp will take longer to cook and will absorb more oil

If you cannot find french bread rolls, buy a french baguette and cut it into 4 equal portions.

Perfect Pairing

Wash it all down with this Sweet Tea Moonshine cocktail.