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Blackened Shrimp Po Boys

These delicious blackened shrimp po boys were inspired by the classic Southern favorite. Split-top buns are packed full of crispy, blackened shrimp then topped with spicy mayo, tomato, and lettuce. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 471kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium or large uncooked shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 split-top buns or hoagie rolls
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • lemon wedges for serving

Blackening Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika or regular paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Spicy Mayo

  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 3 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Stir together spicy mayo ingredients. Set aside til ready to serve.
  • In a small bowl stir together blackening seasoning ingredients.
  • Toss shrimp and olive oil. Add blackening seasoning and toss again to coat.
  • Saute shrimp in a skillet over medium-high heat 4-6 minutes until cooked through and opaque.
  • Serve shrimp in buns along with lettuce and tomato slices, drizzle spicy mayo over the top and serve. Enjoy!

Notes

Make it spicy: add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to the blackened seasoning. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 294mg | Sodium: 1607mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1965IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 14mg