Nothing says New Orleans quite like a shrimp po’boy! For this classic po’boy, toss Gulf shrimp in Creole seasoning, pan-sear sizzling hot and delicious, and serve piled in warm French rolls topped with creamy-crunchy slaw spiked with a splash of cayenne pepper sauce. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
Traditional New Orleans-style French bread, also known as long bread, is light and airy in the center with a thin crisp crust. It can sometimes be difficult to find outside of the New Orleans area. Check out local artisan bakeries for sub/hoagie rolls or French baguettes with a soft center and papery-thin crust. Or order the real thing online from New Orleans area bakeries.
See our article, the 5 Best Mardi Gras Street Eats (to Make at Home), for more great recipes to celebrate the day!
Foodie Byte: Many prepared Cajun seasoning blends are loaded with salt, so by the time you get the spice level right you end up with too much salt; look for a reduced sodium or salt-free version and add salt to taste.