Shrimp Po Boy

The inspiration for this meal came from my Po Boy loving brother and came to fruition thanks to my “30-minute meal” idol, Rachael Ray.

This recipe can be found in the May 2015 edition of her Everyday with Rachael Ray magazineIt is a quick and easy meal that’s perfect for a light lunch.

Ingredients according to Rachael Ray:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 pound of peeled deveined shrimp
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 4 cups of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of mayo
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce *Tabasco was recommended but I had Frank’s Red Hot on hand so I used that.
  • 1/2 Tsp of lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 hot dog rolls

Shrimp Po Boy via Eats and Etc.

*I was cooking for a group of teenaged linemen so, I about tripled the ingredients.

Steps:

1. In a bowl season cornmeal and toss in shrimp

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2. Fry shrimp in batches until golden

Shrimp frying in pan

3. In another bowl mix together remaining ingredients: 2 cups shredded cabbage,1/2 cup of mayo, 2 tbsp hot sauce,1/2 Tsp of lemon zest and 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice.

Again, I was making a larger batch, so if your slaw looks different don’t be alarmed.

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Shrimp will look golden and crispy when done frying. 

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Divide slaw and shrimp among hot dog rolls and serve.

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Thanks Rachael Ray for this crunchy and delicious sandwich idea!

Happy Cooking!

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