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Cajun Shrimp Po' Boy
with chips / pickles

Active: 30 Total: 30

With its totally simple sides and quick prep, this meal will have you dreaming of summer. This meal was last featured in 2020.
Smarts: Previous versions of this Po' Boy included tomato slices in the sandwich - feel free to include those if you can get your hands on a good tomato!

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
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 (opt) - 1/2 tsp
Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Cajun seasoning - 1 Tbsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart, leaves torn (sub green leaf lettuce)
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Lemons - 1, wedges
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hoagie buns - 4 (sub hotdog buns)
  • Pickles, sliced or whole, for serving (opt) - 6 oz
  • Chips, for serving - 4 cups

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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 / Green onions / Lemons - Prep as directed.

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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 hoagie / hotdog buns.

  3. Assemble sandwiches by brushing the insides of the rolls with half of the Creamy Cajun Sauce. Add lettuce and then shrimp. Drizzle remaining sauce over top and finish with green onions.

  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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Most Helpful

What's not to like? We're weak, so we used less Cajun seasoning, but it was still delicious. The kids (9 and 6) also enjoyed this.

By: Aleesha
Posted: Jun 19, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

12 reviews

Easy and tasty. Highly recommend.

By: Lee
Posted: Jul 09, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pretty tasty and easy.

By: Linda
Posted: Jul 07, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Always one of our favorites.

By: Alyson
Posted: Jun 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was a hit and super quick to make !

By: Erin
Posted: Jun 23, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Love this meal. One of our favorites! Love how quick and easy.

By: Angela
Posted: Jun 22, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

we did portabella burgers with this. Super good!! after work fast meal

By: Carol
Posted: Jun 22, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
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