Shrimp Po Boys

The other day, I had a taste for some spicy shrimp but didn’t want to deal with all of the steps of making pasta and sauce. So, I relied on an old favorite I hadn’t made in a while. Enter Shrimp Po Boys!

What you’re gonna need:

Italian bread
EZ peel RAW shrimp (I used 2 bags which is 2 pounds)
Olive Oil
Cajun Seasoning (I use this mixture Click here
Ranch Dressing
Cheese of your choice (I use provolone)

Thaw shrimp. DO NOT put shrimp in hot water. They will be gin to cook. Put frozen shrimp in a bowl and run cold water over shrimp. Let sit for about 20 minutes or so. Shrimp will be ready to peel, no one likes rubbery shrimp.
Peel shrimp and discard shells.shrimp

Rinse shrimp again with cold water to get rid of any tiny shell pieces.

shrimp peeled


Pour about 1 tablespoon of olive oil on shrimp and add 1 tablespoon of cajun seasoning on shrimp. Toss to coat. I use approximately 1 tablespoon per pound of shrimp. This goes for the oil and the seasoning.

shrimp seasoned

Pre-heat skillet on medium high heat. Add shrimp. In the meantime, turn your oven on broil. After 2 minutes, turn shrimp over. Depending on how hot your skillet is, it may be less that 2 minutes. You can tell when its time to flip when the edges of the shrimp start to curl a bit. Cook on other side for 2 minutes or less. Remove shrimp from pan and transfer to a bowl. For the love of God, do NOT overcook the shrimp. They will actually continue to cook a little in the bowl.

shrimp cooked

Slice open your Italian roll and add a couple of slices of cheese to one side. Place in the oven until cheese is melted. Add shrimp, ranch, and lettuce. SIDE NOTE: The Ore Ida Bold & Crispy Zesties are BAE. Also for a cheaper option WalMart’s seasoned fries are REALLY Good!

Another Side Note: You may sub the shrimp with chicken if you are not about that seafood life.

melted cheese shrimp po boy


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One comment

  1. Gotta try this. It looks great!

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