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'Wich of the Week: Shrimp Rémoulade Po'Boy

'Wich of the Week: Shrimp Rémoulade Po'Boy

I love a good leftover sandwich, so after whipping up shrimp rémoulade the other night, I made sure to save some shrimp and sauce for a second dinner, sandwiched inside a crispy, sweet baguette. The flavor of the rich, robust rémoulade against the flaky French bread and cool, fresh shrimp was so yummy I wish I'd made sandwiches the first time around, rather than just serving the baguette on the side.

The recipe is equally easy as a from-scratch sandwich or a leftover reinvention. As with the rémoulade recipe, you can make the sauce a day in advance and let the taste intensify over time. Though I used butter lettuce, you could also dress it with shredded iceberg or romaine. The most important thing is finding a perfectly fresh baguette (or freshening up the bread you bought the day before). To get the recipe,

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Shrimp Rémoulade Po'Boy

Shrimp Rémoulade Po'Boy

Shrimp Rémoulade Po'Boy

Ingredients

1 sweet baguette
mayonnaise
1/2 pound whole fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined, and boiled
1/2 cup rémoulade sauce
6 leaves butter lettuce

Directions

Makes 2 sandwiches.

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Cut the baguette in half lengthwise, then slice it in half horizontally. When the oven is hot enough, place the four baguette slices inside and warm them for five minutes. Remove from oven.
  2. On two of the baguette slices, spread the desired amount of mayonnaise, and cover with lettuce leaves.
  3. Evenly distribute shrimp between the two halves of baguette and place it on top of the lettuce.
  4. Over each shrimp-topped slice, spoon 1/4 cup of rémoulade sauce. Top with remaining two baguette slices and serve.
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tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
There's a po-boy shop in New Orleans that serves fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade po-boys. AMAZING.
nancita nancita 7 years
Lexichloe, I think Boston and butter lettuce are different names for the same thing.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
even though i don't eat any meat/fish - i did have an appreciation for the roumelade the other day - but for some reason, i don't have the same feelings for this 'wich. oh well..at least some people are excited for it - so you scored there!
lexichloe lexichloe 7 years
Love the idea. I'm assuming by butter lettuce you used Boston? I would love some creamy avocado to substitute the mayo.
Manoukia Manoukia 7 years
Looking delicious! I'll have to give it a try soon!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Wow, that looks super yummy right now. I had clam chowder for lunch.
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