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Shrimp Po'Boys Recipe

Fried shrimp po'boys dressed with a spicy mayo, crisp lettuce, and red onions.

by Commissary Commissary
Sep 2 2017, 8:30pm

Servings: 4 Sandwiches
Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for the po'boys:
1/1.4 pound rock shrimp
4 cups vegetable oil
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
rolls: 4 soft white roll (5-6 inches long)

for the spicy mayo:
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sriracha
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper

for the tempura:
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup baking powder
1/4 cup cornstarch

for garnish:
keep all garnishes cold
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced
2 cups iceberg lettuce, sliced


1. First, make the spicy mayo by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

2. Next, make the tempera batter by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Add water to make a loose batter. Set aside.

3. Now, make the po'boy's. Add enough oil (half-way) to a cast-iron skill or Dutch oven and heat to 350°F degrees.

4. Add shrimp to tempura mix and fry in oil until golden brown (about 3-5 minutes). While shrimp is frying, slice bread rolls in half (lengthwise). Add butter and place on a griddle to heat. Once you have a nice golden color remove and add spicy mayo to both sides.

5. Add fried shrimp to bottom bun, place desired amount of each garnish and top with top bun. ENJOY!!!

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