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Best Ever Shrimp Po Boy Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Lunch
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


For The Shrimp:

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • sub sandwich rolls
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 3 very thin slices of fresh tomato

Voodoo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 3 tsp Sriracha hot sauce


  • In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the voodoo sauce. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add peeled and deveined shrimp to bowl and toss to thoroughly coat. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from marinade a few at a time, letting excess marinade drip off. Dip both sides in cornstarch until fully coated. Tap off the excess and arrange breaded shrimp baking sheet.
  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler and toast bread lightly, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a dutch oven or electric fryer to 375 degrees. Fry shrimp in batches, cooking for 2 1/2 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Use a strainer to transfer shrimp to a paper towel lined baking sheet.
  • Transfer shrimp to a medium sized bowl and pour over voodoo sauce. With a spoon, carefully fold the shrimp into the sauce until all are coated.
  • Build the sandwich. First, add lettuce, then tomato, then pile on the shrimp. Cut the sandwich in half, on an angle, and serve.