A shrimp po boy sandwich, featuring pan fried shrimp, shredded green lettuce and sliced tomatoes on a demi-baguette, homemade Cajun remoulade sauce in a white ramekin to the side on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Easy Shrimp Po Boys with Cajun Remoulade

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Easy Shrimp Po Boys | This recipe for the classic sandwich from New Orleans, Louisiana is made a little healthier with lightly breaded and pan fried shrimp topped with homemade cajun remoulade sauce. Top it with slaw rather than lettuce for a more authentic version. #shrimp #mardigras



For the shrimp:

  • 16 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails off.
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or vegan butter

For the remoulade:

  • 1 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon horseradish
  • 1 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Coarse salt, to taste

For the po boys:

  • French bread
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Shredded green lettuce


  1. Mix remoulade ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and cajun seasoning. Add shrimp and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet to high. Add canola oil and fry shrimp, working in batches, until crispy and golden on both sides.
  4. Assemble sandwiches and top with cajun remoulade.

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