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Shrimp Po Boy Recipe by Mr. Make It Happen

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Introduction:

Embark on a culinary journey through the heart of the American South with a beloved classic: the Shrimp Po’ Boy. Originating from the vibrant city of New Orleans, this iconic sandwich is a celebration of bold flavors, hearty ingredients, and Southern hospitality. Join us as we explore the history, ingredients, and preparation of this mouthwatering masterpiece.

A Taste of History:

The origins of the Shrimp Po’ Boy can be traced back to the early 20th century in New Orleans, Louisiana. Legend has it that during a streetcar strike, two brothers, Benny and Clovis Martin, who ran a local restaurant, created this sandwich as a way to feed the striking streetcar workers. They served a generous portion of fried shrimp on French bread, dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and mayonnaise, providing a satisfying and affordable meal that became an instant hit. Since then, the Shrimp Po’ Boy has become a beloved staple of Southern cuisine, cherished for its hearty flavors and comforting appeal.

For a good Po Boy, you need a few things. Good quality shrimp, French Bread, and for me – a good sauce. Everything else is really up to you. I like the lettuce and tomato on mine, but if you don’t, feel free to omit it.

I prefer to serve mine with a nice remoulade. Remoulade sauce is a classic condiment with French origins, typically made with mayonnaise as the base and flavored with ingredients like mustard, capers, herbs, and spices. It’s versatile and pairs wonderfully with seafood, sandwiches, and salads. Here’s a simple and delicious remoulade recipe for you to try:

I like to keep it simple with mayo, sweet relish, hot sauce, cajun seasoning, garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of sugar. Mix to combine and add to your sandwich. Remoulade sauce adds a burst of flavor to any dish it accompanies, elevating your culinary creations with its creamy texture and tangy taste. Whether you’re hosting a seafood feast or simply looking to jazz up your sandwiches, this versatile condiment is sure to impress. So, whip up a batch of homemade remoulade sauce and let your taste buds rejoice!

Bread your shrimp in seasoned flour with a little cornstarch and fry at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes or until the shrimp is golden brown, crispy, and 145 degrees internal temp.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, the Shrimp Po’ Boy is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the American South—a dish that embodies tradition, flavor, and a dash of Southern charm. With its crispy fried shrimp, fresh toppings, and creamy dressing, it’s no wonder this iconic sandwich has captivated hearts and appetites for generations. So, gather your ingredients, channel your inner chef, and indulge in the irresistible allure of the Shrimp Po’ Boy. Your taste buds will thank you!


Shrimp Po Boy

Servings: 3 people
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Embark on a culinary journey through the heart of the American South with a beloved classic: the Shrimp Po' Boy. Originating from the vibrant city of New Orleans, this iconic sandwich is a celebration of bold flavors, hearty ingredients, and Southern hospitality. Join us as we explore the history, ingredients, and preparation of this mouthwatering masterpiece.

Equipment

  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Spider Strainer
  • 1 Wire Rack
  • 1 Deep Fryer or Frying Pan
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Course: Main Course, Seafood Recipes

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About Matt Price

I’m Matt Price – A self taught “Home Chef”, or “Internet Chef”, lol, from Virginia. I’m super passionate about cooking and sharing recipes and techniques to elevate home cooking. Too many of us have drifted away from the kitchen – and my goal is to change that! Let’s Make It Happen.

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