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Blackened Shrimp Po Boys with Remoulade Sauce on parchment paper

Blackened Shrimp Po Boys

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Try a true taste of New Orleans with a slightly healthier version of the classic southern style shrimp po boys! Drizzled with homemade remoulade of course.



For the Po Boys

  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 2 french rolls, halved
  • Dill pickles (as many or as few as you want)
  • Tomato slices (I used about 3-4 per sandwich)
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • Butter, for spreading
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the Remoulade

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard (creole mustard if possible)
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon pickle juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon capers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • About 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce (less or more as desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. In a medium mixing bowl, toss shrimp with the lemon juice, corn meal, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and creole seasoning, until coated. Let sit while making the remoulade.
  2. Pulse all ingredients for the remoulade in a food processor. Add salt and pepper as desired. Chill until ready to use.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook another 3 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through (pink with no opaque spots). Remove from heat.
  4. While shrimp is cooking, lightly toast rolls. Once toasted, spread both sides with a little butter and a spoonful of remoulade sauce.
  5. Assemble po boys: Layer rolls with tomato slices and pickles. Divide shrimp and cabbage evenly among the rolls. Drizzle with remaining remoulade sauce. Serve immediately.