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Creole-Spiced Shrimp Po’Boys

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 instead of—or in addition to—the shrimp. —Stacey Johnson, Bonney Lake, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 sandwiches (1 cup sauce)


  • 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 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced


  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, horseradish and pepper sauce. Cover and chill until serving.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 in. oil to 375°. In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, cornmeal, Creole seasoning and salt.
  • Add shrimp, a few at a time; toss to coat. Fry shrimp in oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Spread rolls with some of the sauce. Layer bottoms with lettuce, shrimp and tomatoes; replace tops. Serve with remaining sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 847 calories, 49g fat (6g saturated fat), 153mg cholesterol, 1889mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • cdunnett574
    Sep 18, 2012

    No comment left

  • epicurious425
    Sep 13, 2012

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

  • pschube
    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
    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
    May 28, 2012

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

  • pamdevone
    May 27, 2012

    It was a very good sandwich.