Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy

Celebrate Mardis Gras this year with a hot and spicy Cajun Shrimp Po'Boy!  Crispy fried Cajun shrimp are piled high on a baguette smothered in a tangy Remoulade Sauce, then topped with shredded lettuce and tomato.  This enormously overstuffed sandwich will have you feeling like you're celebrating Mardi Gras New Orleans style in no time!


Vegetable oil, for frying
1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined, and butterflied
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 small French bread loaves
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 tomato, sliced
1 recipe ramoulade sauce (see below)
1 recipe Emeril’s Creole Essance (see below)

Remoulade Sauce:
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 dill spear pickle, chopped
1 tablespoon shallot, chopped

Mix all ingredients together.

Emeril’s Creole Essence:
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly.


Heat oil in a large deep sided skillet.  Season the shrimp with 1 tablespoon Essence.  In a medium bowl combine flour, cornmeal, and 1 tablespoon Essence.  Dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, coating the shrimp completely.  Fry the shrimp in the hot oil, in batches if necessary, until golden brown. Remove from the oil and drain on a paper-lined plate.   

Toast the French bread loves in the oven until warm and split in half.  Spread the remoulade sauce on both sides of the bread.  Divide the shrimp evenly between the two sandwiches and garnish with the lettuce and tomato slices.

Recipe Adapted from Emeril

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Tina said...

Po'boys are something that I could eat every day without getting tired of them. I do love spicy shrimp and yours looks like they would hit the spot! I definitely need to try this version here with the essence-yum! Your pictures here are so enticing, well done.

Chelsea said...

Nothing better than a crispy, spicy sandwich covered in toppings! Thank you so much!

Veronica Guzman said...

Wow those shrimp look amazing!

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