Today is Mardi Gras and what better way to celebrate than eating a Po’boy sandwich! Just because you’re unable to make it to the south for the festivities doesn’t mean you need to miss out completely.
Make this Louisiana kitchen tradition that is also a staple in New Orleans for dinner tonight. A po’ boy or a poor boy is a traditional submarine sandwich from Louisiana. It usually consists of meat, mostly roast beef, or fried seafood sometimes even chicken. The protein is stuffed inside a baguette-like New Orleans French bread known for its crisp crust and fluffy center.
I decided to go with a shrimp Po’boy because ummmm… Who does not love fried shrimp? The shrimp is tossed in a blackened seasoning, dipped in a buttermilk batter, cornmeal dusted and fried to golden brown. I replaced the pickles for banana peppers and made a sweet, tangy yet spicy remoulade to drip down the corner of your mouth with the first bite. This is so good your guests will be throwing beads your way!
If you’re able to find jumbo peeled and deveined shrimp, great! If not.. Get to work. Begin by peeling and deveining all the shrimp.
In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk, Johnny’s Fine Foods roasted garlic and herb marinade and 1 egg.
Sprinkle and coat the clean shrimp with the Old Bay blackened seasoning.
Do a quick dip into the buttermilk batter
Followed by a toss in the cornmeal seasoning
Lets get ready to fry these bad boys!
Heat your pan to medium and add vegetable or canola oil just enough to coat the pan. We don’t want the shrimp swimming in oil. Cook the shrimp for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the shrimp and place on top of a plate. Use a paper towel to remove excess oil. In the meantime, add butter to a low-medium flame griddle and toast the hoagies. Cut them open and place them face down onto the melted butter. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
Make the remoulade! Add the horseradish mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, paprika, celery, parsley and scallions in a bowl and mix.
Proceed to your mouth…
Take a big bite! OH YEA BABY!!
Hola! I’m a New York native who relocated to sunny Miami in 2008 where I attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. I’m a millennial of Dominican/Spanish descent who enjoys cooking, dancing and time with my husband, son and our two little furry ones. I LOVE to create new recipes and I'm passionate about bringing my world travels and life experiences into my kitchen. Yum!