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

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.

Course: Main Course
Keyword baked, blackened, brioche, cajun, classic, dinner, easy, food, herbs, holidays, homemade, indulge, lunch, po' boy, recipe, sandwich, savory, shrimp, southern, spicy, summer, weeknight meals
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Creator Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Must-Haves:

  • 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:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Drizzle with additional sauce, if desired. Enjoy!

  7. Bon Appetit!

Tips | Notes:

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.