Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Popcorn Shrimp Po' Boy

Po' boys are traditional New Orleans sandwiches stuffed with meat or seafood and often "dressed" with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise. This crowd-size version, made on a large Italian loaf, goes one further with a drizzle of warm garlic butter.
Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

One 18-ounce box frozen popcorn shrimp

4 tablespoons unsalted butter 

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup dill pickle chips

1/3 cup sour cream

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 teaspoons hot sauce, plus more for serving

One 20-by-5-inch loaf soft French or Italian bread (about 1 pound)

4 cups shredded iceberg lettuce (about 1/2 small head)

1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced 

1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Potato chips, for serving

Directions

  1. Cook the shrimp according to the package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, add the butter, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt to a small pot over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the garlic softens and toasts slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Finely chop 1/3 cup of the pickles and whisk together with the sour cream, mayonnaise, hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and several grinds black pepper in a small bowl. 
  4. Slice the bread in half lengthwise, leaving one of the long sides connected, and open the loaf like a book. Hollow out the middle of the bread about 1/4 inch deep, saving the crumbs for another use. Spread the mayonnaise mixture over the bread, layer on the lettuce, tomato and remaining 2/3 cup pickle chips and top with the cooked shrimp. Stir the parsley into the butter mixture and drizzle over the sandwich. Top with a couple dashes hot sauce. Close the sandwich and cut into 4 portions. Serve with potato chips on the side.

Main Challenge: Grilled Barramundi with Wasabi Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops in an Asian Broth

Cajun Shrimp Po' Boys

Shrimp and Fish Po' Boys

BBQ Shrimp Po-Boy

Grilled Shrimp Po' Boy

Fried Shrimp Po-Boys

Shrimp and Oyster Po' Boys

Fried Oyster and Shrimp Po' Boys