Prawn po’ boys are made up of crispy prawns nestled into a bread roll with crunchy lettuce & tangy Cajun sauce. Bring a taste of New Orleans to your home!
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Ahhhh I love this recipe so much! I’ve been wanting to try making prawn po’ boys for forever. For one thing I love anything with prawns, crispy fried prawns especially.
Once they were all fried up it took a lot of self control for Will and me not to just eat the whole lot there and then standing over the kitchen counter. We resisted though. JUST.
Instead we stuffed all those amazing crispy prawns into bread rolls (we used brioche, you should totes consider doing this) along with some super fresh lettuce and the tangy sauce.
You need a lot of sauce. It cuts through the richness of the fried prawns and honestly blows your mind. Trust me.
The only other thing you might fancy is a drizzle of hot sauce. If you fancy it. It totally works with out it, so no spicy shaming here.
The first time I ever tried prawn po’ boy was when I was in New Orleans a few years ago. It was somewhere that had been described online as having the best po’ boys around and, trust me, it is still one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. It was juicy and flavourful and bursting with deliciousness. I would go back to New Orleans just for that sandwich.
This version is a little simpler, created for the home cook that wants theeee best sandwich after a long day at work. It really is that easy.
If you’re feeling fancy about it then I guess you could make your own Cajun seasoning but a shop bought one is perfectly adequate. Please try this recipe, then come back and tell me about how good it is!!
Prawn Po'Boys with Tangy Cajun Sauce
Prawn po' boys are made up of crispy prawns nestled into a bread roll with crunchy lettuce & tangy Cajun sauce. Bring a taste of New Orleans to your home!
- 200 g Medium Raw Prawns shelled, deveined & tails removed
- 40 g Fine Cornmeal
- 40 g Plain Flour
- 1/2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning
- 1 Egg beaten
- Vegetable Oil for frying
- Lettuce to serve
- 4 Small Sandwich Rolls sliced open
For the Sauce
- 3 tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 5 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp White Wine Vinegar
- 1 clove Garlic crushed
- 1/2 tsp Hot Sauce
- 1 tsp Cajun Seasoning
Mix the cornmeal, flour and cajun seasoning together in a bowl. Place the beaten egg in another bowl. Dip the prawns in the egg followed by the cornmeal and flour mixture until coated. Heat about 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat then fry the prawns in batches until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes altogether. Place on a paper towel lined plate.
Mix together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. Spread each bread roll with a thick layer of sauce, top with lettuce and prawns and serve.
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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE PRAWN PO’ BOYS?
If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!