Crispy fried shrimp with lettuce, tomato, and red onion on a french roll topped with a next level creamy old bay sauce! These all come together to make this Shrimp PoBoy unforgettable!
It's the shrimp version of the classic Louisiana po boy sandwich and is so easy to make. Bring a piece of the big easy home with you with this Cajun-inspired meal that's sure to please!
Love seafood? Try my super popular Seafood Boil then make this Shrimp Po'Boy with my New Orleans Style Beignets or my Low Country Boil!
Every time I go to New Orleans, I make it a point to go to the French quarter to get a crispy shrimp poboy! It's one of my favorite sandwiches. I love walking around the French market and seeing all of the vendors but the food is what hooks me every time!
There's something about sinking your teeth into that french baguette and getting a big mouthful of golden fried shrimp, creamy remoulade sauce, and fresh crisp iceberg lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and onion.
With Mardi Gras coming up, I've been dreaming of the Big Easy lately. Since I can't visit, I've decided to bring a piece of it home and make this super easy and delicious shrimp poboy recipe.
To make the shrimp nice and crispy I soak it in milk for about 10 minutes then coat it in seasoned flour and fry it up! Then I make the creamy old bay sauce that makes the BEST poboy sauce.
A po'boy is a sandwich that is typically made on a french loaf of bread. It has fried meat (shrimp, beef, chicken, oysters etc) usually seasoned with creole seasoning or cajun seasoning and is topped with single layer of sweet tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and a sauce - mayo or Creole sauce/remoulade.
It's like a shrimp sub depending on where you're from .. or a shrimp sandwich if you will.
I read this article about poboy sandwiches and found it super interesting and an exceptional read about the cultural history and influence on New Orleans cuisine!
A po'boy was a sandwich given to newly unemployed streetcar workers who were on strike - hence the name "Po'boy", or "poor boy sandwich". The poor boys would receive stale bread and beef sandwiches as handouts and the term quickly caught on and became a staple in New Orleans cuisine.
The fillings for these tasty sandwiches range from shrimp to oysters, beef to chicken!
Simple and easy ingredients that you can find at any grocery store!
This shrimp poboy sandwich consists of:
For the old bay sauce you'll need:
Another sauce you can make with these fried shrimp sandwiches is my boom boom sauce recipe! It's a quick zesty sauce, similar to a remoulade!
Bread is a critical component of this poboy sandwich, so make sure to use a french loaf/french roll or baguette. The pillowy soft interior with hard outer shell are perfect for this recipe.
If you can't find french bread, you can use sub rolls. The kind of bread you use is a critical aspect of the po'boy so keep this in mind when making this recipe.
omatoes, lettuce, and sauce - whether it be tartar sauce, plain mayonnaise, or a homemade remoulade sauce .. or in this case, an old bay sauce!
Yes! Coat shrimp in the breading and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 15 minutes, until the shrimp is crispy.
I've always had them with french fries! The crunchy shrimp with some fries fresh off of the deep fryer is delicious! You can also have chips, fresh cut veggies, or eat it alone!
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Enjoyed it VERY MUCH!!! That sauce was the BOMB!!! Thanks for the recipe. I'll try more of them 😁
I'm so happy to hear that, thank you!!
The shrimp with the old bay sauce was freaking amazing. I made this twice this week!!
Thanks so much!
The sandwich was delicious but that old bayvsauce stile the show!! Delicious!!!
Thank you so much! I love the old bay sauce too!
I’ve been to New Orleans and had their poboys and I can honestly say this one was the BEST I’ve ever had/made. The old bay sauce was delicious, I’m going to use the sauce on everything!!!!
wow thank you!! I love the old bay sauce too, so flavorful!
This sandwich is everything and then some! It is such a light and nice treat for lunch! BUT what makes it even more enjoyable is the delicious sauce! Myself and my belly enjoyed these!
Thank you so much Candiace! I'm so happy that you enjoyed this recipe!