Spicy Shrimp Po’Boys

Take your favorite Shrimp Po’Boys to the next level with a spicy red punch.

Ingredients:

  • 4 6- inch lengths baguette, split
  • 2 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Cooking oil, for frying
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg, beaten to mix
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, shelled
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 tomato, cut into thin slices
  • 2 tbsp Spicy Red Sandwich Spread®

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Remove the soft centers of the baguette, leaving a 1/2-inch shell. Put the bread, cut-side up, on a baking sheet and brush with the butter. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, and Spicy Red Sandwich Spread®.
  2. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a medium saucepan until it reaches approximately 360°. In a medium bowl, combine the milk and the egg. In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the salt, black pepper, and cayenne. Dip the shrimp into the flour, then into the egg mixture, and then into the bread crumbs.
  3. Put about a third of the breaded shrimp into the oil and fry, turning, until golden on the outside and just done in the center, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with the remaining two batches of shrimp.
  4.  Bake the pieces of baguette until crisp, about 5 minutes. Spread the sauce on both sides of the bread. Sandwich the lettuce, tomato, and fried shrimp between the bread.
  5. Add extra Spicy Red Sandwich Spread® for more kick!