Blackened Shrimp Po'Boys

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons minced pickles, plus more for serving

2 tablespoons minced shallot (see Cook's Note)

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, preferably Louisiana-style

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 pound large shrimp, peeled, deveined and patted dry

2 teaspoons salt-free Cajun seasoning

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 hero rolls, split

Shredded iceberg lettuce and sliced tomatoes, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the mayonnaise, minced pickles, shallot and hot sauce in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Toss the shrimp with the Cajun seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange the rolls on a baking sheet and toast in the oven, about 5 minutes. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on the cut sides of each roll. Fill with the shrimp, lettuce and tomatoes. Serve with pickles.

Cook’s Note

You can also used minced onion.