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Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy
with chips / pickles

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

There is something about a shrimp Po’ Boy that makes it feel like beach vacation food. Whether at the beach or around your kitchen table, this Cajun-spiced version with a creamy sauce is sure to please. This meal got great reviews for simplicity and flavor when it was featured in 2017, so we wanted to bring it back again in the heat of the summer.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 Tbsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, leaves torn (sub green leaf lettuce)
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, thinly sliced
  • Lemons - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Sandwich buns - 4 (sub hotdog buns)
  • Pickles, sliced or whole, for serving (opt) - 6 oz
  • Chips, for serving - 4 cups
Creamy Cajun Sauce:
  • Mayonnaise - 6 Tbsp
  • Cajun seasoning - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1/2 tsp
  • Pickle juice (opt) - 1/2 tsp (from a jar of pickles)
  • Hot sauce of choice (opt) - 1/2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and dry. Combine with Cajun seasoning (the portion for the shrimp) and some salt and pepper.
  2. Make creamy Cajun sauce - Combine mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning (the portion for the sauce), garlic powder, mustard, pickle juice, and hot sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Lettuce / Tomatoes / Lemons - Prep as directed.

Make

  1. Heat a skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil and then shrimp. Saute until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, 2 to 4 minutes (depending on their size).
  2. Toast sandwich buns.
  3. Assemble sandwiches by brushing the insides of the rolls with half of the Creamy Cajun Sauce. Add lettuce, tomatoes, and then shrimp. Drizzle remaining sauce over top.
  4. Serve sandwiches with lemon wedges to squeeze over top of the shrimp. Enjoy with pickles and chips on the side.

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Reviews

This meal has 22 reviews

I agree with the other comments about the zucchini fries. Otherwise, so good. We used pita wraps, and had an extra side of cantaloupe. A great summer meal.

By: Nathan
Posted: Aug 07, 2018
Diet: Original

Such a great quick meal - the sauce was delicious! I used frozen precooked shrimp to make it even easier - just thawed and warmed them in a pan with the cajun seasoning.

By: Melissa
Posted: Aug 05, 2018
Diet: Original

Everyone in my house loved these. Definitely going in the favorites. I wouldn't have regretted making 1.5x the sauce

By: Jenn
Posted: Aug 04, 2018
Diet: Original

Was ok, but felt more like a lunch. Would buy crustier bread next time. Mayo was good—added chopped pickles, not just juice.

By: Rhoda
Posted: Aug 03, 2018
Diet: Original

Loved everything about this!

By: Lindsey
Posted: Aug 03, 2018
Diet: Original

So tasty! Hubby loved it.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jul 30, 2018
Diet: Original