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Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy
with chips / pickles

Active: 25 min Total: 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 of the sandwich with a creamy sauce is sure to please. We think it’s best served simply with pickles and chips on the side.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
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.

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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 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 on the side to squeeze over top of the shrimp. Enjoy sandwiches with pickles and chips on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (93)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (11)
Vegetarian (10)

38 reviews

It was delicious. Just not very filling.

By: Meryl
Posted: May 13, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

One of my favorite, easy, delicious go-to’s. Love!!

By: Kristen
Posted: Apr 19, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! And prep/ cooking is super fast, too! We love the blend of flavors!

By: Lori
Posted: Jan 14, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Was good. Need to make sure and get peeled and deveined shrimp next time. Didn't add pickle juice to the Mayo. Maybe next time.

By: Tricia
Posted: Sep 28, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't quite have a full pound of shrimp, so it wasn't really enough for 4 servings. Delicious though!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jul 11, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

me: Yum; SO: nogo

By: Carolyn
Posted: Jul 05, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful