Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shrimp Po’ Boys – A Very Special Guest Post!

I often post about meals that my husband Paul and I make together.  We love spending time together in the kitchen!  So when I mentioned that we had some shrimp and asked what he would like me to make with it, he quickly said that he would take care of dinner by making shrimp po’ boys.  I had never had one before but I am hooked now.  I know you will be too!  Not only did he make dinner, but he wrote the post too!  I’m so excited to introduce to you my number one fan as a guest poster today.  He is so supportive of me and this blog so it’s an honor to have him here…

A few years ago, I went on a mission trip to Pascagoula, Mississippi to help provide relief after Hurricane Katrina.  Our team went to work for a sweet lady named Marie who lives just a few miles from the ocean.  Marie grew up just a few blocks from her brick home in Pascagoula, and when Katrina rolled through in 2005, her neighborhood was flooded with a 10 foot storm surge for the first time in Marie’s 60 years in the neighborhood. 

It is rare to go on a mission trip and have the pleasure to serve someone quite like Marie.  We showed up on the first day to hang drywall, and around noon, Marie appeared with lunch for the entire crew.  We set aside our cold turkey sandwiches for the local flavor of Mississippi.  It is here Marie introduced me to the Shrimp Po’ Boy.  I was hooked.  The diverse textures of the chewy baguette, crunchy veggies, and the pop of fresh gulf shrimp make this a classic southern sandwich. 

Seafood has always been a favorite of mine, and while fried shrimp is a staple of a traditional Po’ Boy, I decided to combine it with my love of grilling (aka setting things on fire while drinking a beer).  I hope you enjoy my grilled shrimp Po’ Boy, and thanks to my beautiful wife for letting me share on her blog!

Oh, and if you don’t have shrimp falling on your plate every time you pick up your sandwich, you didn’t put use enough shrimp!

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Shrimp Po' Boy Recipe

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Total Time: 35 minutes


12 ounces peeled and deveined shrimp
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (chili pepper, black pepper, salt, garlic, onion, thyme, crushed red pepper)
Cajun Mayonnaise
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. Cajun seasoning, see above
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, more or less to taste

1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups Romaine lettuce, washed and shredded by hand
French baguette, sliced in half and cut into quarters


Prepare the mayonnaise by combining all three ingredients, mix well and refrigerate until sandwiches are ready to assemble.

While the grill is heating up, chop the tomato and onion and prepare the lettuce and baguette. We grilled the bread so we buttered each piece. The butter could be skipped if you choose not to grill the bread.

Skewer the shrimp and set aside on a plate. Mix the Cajun seasoning and olive oil well in a small bowl. Generously brush onto both sides of the shrimp.

Grill the shrimp 2 minutes on each side until cooked through. Grill the bread at the same time, if desired.

Assemble and enjoy!


31 Responses to “Shrimp Po’ Boys – A Very Special Guest Post!”

  1. #
    Tina — August 27, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    Poor boys are such a favorite at our house! I like this recipe because it is with grilled shrimp instead of fried-thanks for sharing this one-yum!

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    In Katrina's Kitchen — August 27, 2011 @ 8:15 am

    aw yay! A guest post from hubby! 😉 Great job you 2!

  3. #
    Jennifer — August 27, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Never heard of it before this. So cute that you guys like to cook together.

  4. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — August 27, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    My hubs loves po' boys too! I bet he would love this one!

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    Sarah — August 27, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Love this. And I'm thinking shrimp po' boys sound exactly like what I need to eat for lunch today-now if only I could get my husband to make them…

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    The Culinary Lens — August 27, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    Great recipe to get. Wonderful that Marie was able to show her gratitude in such a way. Good food has such healing powers. I love po'boys

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    Monica — August 27, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    These sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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    Giulietta @ Alterkitchen — August 27, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

    Great guest post… and great guest (well, he's at home, but for us is a "guest" :P)!!
    These shrimps look amazing!!

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    Carolyn — August 27, 2011 @ 5:37 pm

    These look fantastic, yay Paul!

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    marla — August 27, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Great guest post. Love those po boys!

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — August 27, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    Awwwww. What a special post! I love Po'Boys. But have only had them when eating out! I really must try making them for myself! And I agree with you Paul….they're just not good if you aren't also picking shrimp off of your plate! Great post, guys! : )

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    kita — August 27, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

    I would have never imagined shrimp on a sandwich but recently I enjoyed my first shrimp po' boy and OMG…. I will never go back. I need to try these in my own kitchen!

  13. #
    Reem | Simply Reem — August 27, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Ooh I love this… I can eat shrimps all day and i"ll still love them. What a lovely guest….

  14. #
    Curt — August 27, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    That looks amazing. I'm going to bet it tastes even better.

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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen — August 28, 2011 @ 4:08 am

    Cassie and Paul , this looks gorgeous and I love how you were introduced to this sandwich. So much better than cold turkey sandwiches 🙂

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    momdecuisine — August 28, 2011 @ 7:20 am

    Love grilling the shrimp instead of frying them! And I have to agree, if your filling isn't falling out of your po'boy everytime you pick it up to eat, it just isn't a po'boy!

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    Angie's Recipes — August 28, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    What an interesting name for a sandwich! Looks delish!

  18. #
    Alex — August 28, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    I am dying to make something like this! and wow! a guest post from your hubby!

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    Ann — August 28, 2011 @ 10:42 am

    Oh – I LOVE po' boys! I hate that I'm allergic to seafood….but I enjoy chicken po'boys instead! GREAT post and guest poster! The sandwich looks amazing and the toast-i-ness you got on the bread is seriously delicious!

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    Parsley Sage — August 28, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Great to see Hubby stepping up! Well done, Paul! These Po'boys look fabulous! They're my mum's favorite sammich 🙂

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    Ryan — August 28, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    What a great guest post from your hubby! That po' boy looks over the top and I so wish I had one right now! They are one of my favorite sandwiches and I'll have to try your recipe for them!

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    Russell at Chasing Delicious — August 28, 2011 @ 2:53 pm

    This po boy looks scrumptious! And how cute that the guest post is from your husband. You married foodies never cease to amaze me with cuteness. Love it!

  23. #
    carlyklock — August 28, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    yeah, paul! 😉

  24. #
    Lizzy — August 28, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    Wonderful guest post from your sweet hubby! I'd love one of these yummy Po'boys~

  25. #
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish — August 28, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    I like your comment about setting things on fire while drinking a beer! 🙂 I've actually never had po'boy before but it has all the ingredients I love!

  26. #
    Manu — August 29, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    This is such a great recipe! Well done both of you! I have never eaten po' boys, but it does sound delicious!

  27. #
    Beth Michelle — August 29, 2011 @ 1:22 am

    Po' Boys are amazing and your husbands look so good!! Love that he wrote a guest post. Adorable.

  28. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 29, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    I love po'boys, we used to eat them all the time in Georgia!

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    cafelula — August 29, 2011 @ 5:16 pm

    Ahh I love shrimp! And bread! Yummy recipe 🙂

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    steve @ the black peppercorn — August 30, 2011 @ 7:49 pm

    great job cassie: both on your po-boys and being willing to serve by going on a missions trip. I have been on missions trips to Kenya, Brazil and the dominican republic. All have been incredible experiences.

  31. #
    Analice — March 11, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    that’s awesome, thanks for sharing.

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