Marc is a big fan of Shrimp Po’ Boys, and it’s one of those foods that if it’s on the menu, I can almost guarantee Marc will order it. Same goes with Philly Cheesesteaks and any burger with guacamole on it. I guess the man likes his sandwiches.
Since it’s not often that we see Shrimp Po’ Boys on the menu, I decided to make them for him (and me!) myself. I started with a recipe from Cooking Light, which I loved because it didn’t involve frying the shrimp. It also made the remoulade with ingredients that I already had in my refrigerator. This makes these Po’ Boys very easy and accessible to make!
We both absolutely loved these Shrimp Po’ Boys! The whole sandwich was full of flavor, from the crunchy and Creole-spiced shrimp to the creamy remoulade. I also loved the addition of shredded Romaine lettuce and you could also add sliced tomatoes if you like.
If you don’t have Creole seasoning (I found mine at a local grocery store) you can always make your own. In addition to being tasty, these were also pretty simple to make. The remoulade just involves some measuring and stirring, and the shrimp cooks up within minutes.
I also recommend using a nice soft but crusty French baguette. I always think that the bread can make or break a sandwich, and the French baguette we used definitely made this sandwich.