The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boy

June 20, 2020

This Easy Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boy recipe is the perfect handheld addition of flavor to your day! Completely packed with bold, spicy cajun flavor, this recipe comes based with a tender buttery brioche roll and is then topped with colossal well-seasoned shrimp, sweet sandwich pickles, and grape tomatoes; all of which will leave you having more than a few bites! Completely easy, the perfect weeknight meal, family-friendly, and ready in under 30 short minutes.

The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

What are the three words that come to mind when you see this Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boy?

Personally, I think of Flavor, Flavor, and MORE FLAVOR. Haha.

I’m sure that you feel the same way and you have every right to. These Po’ Boys are truly heaven, ya’ll. Honestly, you know that I’m a huge believer in having everything well-seasoned and jam-packed with flavor, so just know that these DO NOT DISAPPOINT.

The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

This weekend is full of celebratory meals. Kicking things off with Juneteenth, I had the absolute pleasure of being a part of a virtual cookout with a list of amazing Black Food Bloggers which highlighted the delicious dishes that stem from the Black Culture.

For this virtual roundup, I got a chance to revamp my Vegan Mac + Cheese recipe and so many of you have loved it.

However, this weekend also is celebratory of all of the Fathers + Father-Figures out there!

Although Father’s Day doesn’t seem to be as huge as Mother’s Day for many people, it’s definitely one that I enjoy highlighting.

That’s why I chose to share this recipe with you now. When it comes to celebrating that special guy in your life, I honestly feel like savory and hearty always works!

The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

Since it’s the Summer and has officially begun grilling season and less heavy cooking, I felt like these Po’ Boys could be the perfect family meal and celebratory meal for Father’s Day.

What Are Some of my Favorite Sauces to Top These With?

Whelp, when it comes to sauces I’m so obsessed with trying everything! Sauce is life and without the right one, your dish can be ruined—-that’s the Southern in me. Haha!

For these Po’ Boys, I actually used a Spicy Chipotle sauce from Terrapin Ridge which I found on Amazon. Sooo GOOD!

However, if I’m not choosing to make my own homemade sauce, my go-to’s which would fit perfectly with this dish are:

My husband actually devoured these in 2.5 seconds. Haha.

But the most awesome part is that these Po’ Boys are so filling. You honestly can eat 2 or 3 and be completely full and satisfied.

It definitely can’t get better than this!

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The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

WHAT YOU’LL MOST ABOUT THESE PO’ BOYS:

They’re super easy to make.

Made in under 30 minutes, TOPS!!

Bold flavors—Spicy, Sweet, Buttery all go so well together!

Comes fully seasoned!

Great fun, family-friendly option for lunch or dinner.

Did I mention, delicious?

The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

Let’s Talk Marinated Shrimp — Yay or Nay?

When it comes to any meat, I love to marinate overnight or at least a few hours prior to cooking it. Personally, I am a love of FLAVOR, therefore, marinating gives my taste buds the ultimate satisfaction of tasting bold flavors in every bite.

This recipe calls for the same process. I definitely recommend marinating your shrimp prior to making this recipe to ensure that the spicy cajun flavor is full absorbed and soaked into each bite so that it has a beautiful blackened look.

If marinating overnight—simply prep your shrimp by rinsing them off with vinegar and/or lemon/lime and adding seasonings.

Cover everything in a bowl and refrigerate overnight or for at least a few hours and let all the juices do it’s “magic”.

The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

If not marinated overnight, begin by seasoning shrimp and setting it aside to sit for a few minutes until ready to use.

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add butter until fully warmed and melted. Add shrimp and cook on both sides (about 2-3 minutes), until pink and cook through. Remove from heat and add a bit more seasoning to the tops of shrimp along with bread crumbs.

Add shrimp (still in the skillet) to the oven for 5 minutes or so until color has become more golden and ‘darkened’ with the seasoning.

In the meantime, lightly toast the outsides + insides of your rolls. Once toasted, spread both side with your favorite condiment (butter, chipotle sauce, etc.), top with sweet pickles, sliced tomatoes, and followed by shrimp. Repeat until all Po’ Boy’s are made.

Drizzle with additional sauce, if desired. Enjoy!

Bon Appetit!

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The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy
The Best Easy Blackened Shrimp Po' Boy

Easy Blackened Shrimp Po’ Boy

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2-3 lbs. Colossal shrimp (Deveined, De-shelled, Marinated Overnight)
  • 4 brioche rolls
  • handful of sweet pickles (You can also use Dill Pickles, etc.)
  • handful of sliced tomatoes
  • 2-3 Tbsps Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter (I use Land O' Lakes)
  • Your favorite condiment/sauce

Seasoning:

  • 2 Tbsps cajun seasoning, homemade or store-bought (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If not marinated overnight, begin by seasoning shrimp and setting it aside to sit for a few minutes until ready to use.
  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add butter until fully warmed and melted. Add shrimp and cook on both sides (about 2-3 minutes), until pink and cook through. Remove from heat and add a bit more seasoning to the tops of shrimp along with bread crumbs.
  • Add shrimp (still in the skillet) to the oven for 5 minutes or so until color has become more golden and 'darkened' with the seasoning.
  • In the meantime, lightly toast the outsides + insides of your rolls. Once toasted, spread both side with your favorite condiment (butter, chipotle sauce, etc.), top with sweet pickles, sliced tomatoes, and followed by shrimp. Repeat until all Po' Boy's are made.
  • Drizzle with additional sauce, if desired. Enjoy!
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

STORAGE: Place any leftover shrimp in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
HOMEMADE CAJUN SEASONING: Mix together 2 Tbsps garlic powder, 2 Tbsps Italian seasoning, 2 Tbsps smoked paprika, 1 Tbsp sea salt, 1 Tbsp black pepper, 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper, 1 Tbsp dried thyme, and 1 Tbsp onion powder.
TOPPINGS: You can choose to use an array of topping for your Po’ Boy sandwich such as shredded lettuce or greens, dill pickles, coleslaw, etc.

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  1. Made this tonight for Father’s Day! It was a huge hit! Five shrimp leftover from a two pound bag of 16/20’s. All four of us loved it! Will definitely make again 💛

  2. I am reading this right before supper time and I would love this po’boy. Glad to find a recipe to make this at home, it’s way easier than I thought it would be. YUM!!!

  3. This turned out to be so good!! I loved all of the spices you incorporated into the recipe – it was full of flavor and super satisfying!

  4. It had been way too long since I had enjoyed the delicious, buttery delights of a Po Boy with shrimp. So for Father’s Day today, we made these along with some other favorites. It was the hit of our family cookout! Thank you! YUM