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Creole-Spiced Shrimp Po'Boys Recipe

Creole-Spiced Shrimp Po'Boys Recipe

My father is Cajun, and I grew up eating Cajun food. This easy recipe makes me think of happy childhood memories. Sometimes I use oysters or crawfish in addition to—or instead of—the shrimp. —Stacey Johnson, Bonney Lake, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD:4 servings


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Oil for frying
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed)
  • 4 French rolls, split
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


  • 1. In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish and pepper sauce. Cover and chill until serving.
  • 2. In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil to 375°. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, cornmeal, Creole seasoning and salt.
  • 3. Add shrimp, a few at a time; seal bag and toss to coat. Fry shrimp in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4. Spread rolls with some of the sauce. Layer bottoms with lettuce, shrimp and tomatoes; replace tops. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 4 sandwiches (1 cup sauce).
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 847 calories, 49g fat (6g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 1889mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein .

Reviews for Creole-Spiced Shrimp Po'Boys

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epicurious425 196594
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"This was pretty good and very quick and easy to make!"

pschube 136465
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"Delicious shrimp! I am going to double dip in the flour/cornmeal next time with some beaten egg in between to make the breading a bit crispier."

agoodin 212979
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This recipe is a favorite of my husbands. We had shrimp po boys in Florida and he said they were no where near as good as these!"

mdipietro 114870
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"really good - I think I would use cabbage instead of lettus...."

pamdevone 119846
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"It was a very good sandwich."

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