Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwiches


Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwiches

These Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy Sandwiches are perfect for seafood lovers. Crispy fried shrimp topped with a spicy cajun sauce and lettuce.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 4 servings


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


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.


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.