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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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This Savory Cajun Shrimp Breakfast Bowl is just that—-SAVORY + full of flavor! Unlike any typical breakfast bowl, this recipe highlights a bit of spice from the cajun seasoning, sweet from the candied bacon, cheesiness from the creamy polenta, and bursts of other great flavors from the fried egg and greens. Just a complete bowl of goodness!
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This Brown Butter Lobster, Shrimp, Crispy Kale + Wild Rice Bowl recipe is most certainly one that the family will love! Packed with great flavors, a bit of spiciness, and different textures, this recipe comes as an healthy alternative for all the seafood lovers. Topped over the healthiest rice to ever exist—wild rice, this bowl wins for the best in flavor for sure!
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?
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”.
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!
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