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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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

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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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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

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.

Ingredients you need to make these prawn po’boys:

  • Raw Prawns
  • Fine Cornmeal
  • Plain Flour
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Egg
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Lettuce
  • Sandwich Rolls

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for these prawn po’boys with 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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

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.

Ingredients you need to make tangy cajun sauce:

  • Dijon Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Hot Sauce
  • Cajun Seasoning

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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

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.

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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

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 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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

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!

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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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe
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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! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 437 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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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Nutrition Facts
Prawn Po'Boys with Tangy Cajun Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 968mg 40%
Potassium 207mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 15.2%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 13.9%
Iron 24.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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! #sandwich #seafood #poboy #cajunfood #recipe

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Lisa
    17/11/2017 at 3:26 PM

    The first thing we do when visiting New Orleans is get a big Po’ Boy! I like fried oysters and my husband goes for shrimp! Gonna have to try this one!

    • Reply
      Amy
      19/11/2017 at 12:13 PM

      Thank you Lisa!

  • Reply
    Tina
    17/11/2017 at 4:17 PM

    I love po-boys but have never tried making these! Pinning to try later, or maybe tonight:)

    • Reply
      Amy
      19/11/2017 at 12:13 PM

      Thanks Tina, let me know if you try it!

  • Reply
    Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    17/11/2017 at 4:21 PM

    Never tried making these before but I loooove prawns so I need to! I also need to make your prawn polenta bowls too! YUM!

    • Reply
      Amy
      19/11/2017 at 12:13 PM

      Thanks Vicky, I could eat prawns everyday!

  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    17/11/2017 at 4:25 PM

    I can see why you want to make these prawn po-boys forever. I want to make them forever too. Beautiful photos and very yummy looking. I can’t wait to try them.

    • Reply
      Amy
      19/11/2017 at 12:12 PM

      Thank you Elaine 🙂

  • Reply
    Soniya
    17/11/2017 at 8:51 PM

    Oh ..these look so delicious ..I have tried them few time but never made them at home.. but now I have the recipe.. definitely try them soon!

    • Reply
      Amy
      19/11/2017 at 12:12 PM

      Thanks Soniya!

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    Dr Martin Huang
    10/04/2018 at 4:10 AM

    This looks interesting. Not sure if it will turn out the same if I were to bake it instead of pan frying it! Trying to go for a healthier choice! Nevertheless, it looks delicious!

    Thanks for sharing!

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