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Shrimp Caminada Po’boy

Another twist on the classic Louisiana shrimp po'boy, with a spicy kick and Asian slaw topping.

Cooking/Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serves 5 to 8

Shrimp, Entree

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. (41–50 count) Louisiana shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 5 8-inch sections New Orleans-style French bread, cut in half horizontally
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, no stems
  • 1/2 cup whole Italian parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill sprigs, no stems
  • 1/2 cup whole picked basil leaves
  • 1 lb. unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro juice and zest of 3 limes
  • 3 Tbsp. of Wang brand chili oil
  • 4 Tbsp. Sriracha brand chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. pickled chili garlic sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 head Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Wang brand chili flake
  • 2 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha brand chili sauce

Directions

Compound Butter

1.) Gather all ingredients in a food processor or mixer. 

2.) Pulse or whip the ingredients until a homogenous mixture is achieved. 

3.) Place in a tightly-closed container and refrigerate until needed. Mixture can be used cold or allowed to warm to room temperature before using.

Asian Slaw

1.) Toss everything together thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Po'Boy

1.) In a cold, large sauté pan, add compound butter and shrimp at the same time. 

2.) Place over medium heat. Allow the butter to melt and slowly poach the shrimp so they soak up the seasonings.

3.) Mix until the shrimp are fully cooked, about 8 minutes.

4.) Divide the shrimp and butter mixture evenly across the bottoms of each section of bread. 

5.) Divide the Asian Slaw mixture and the herbs evenly among the sandwiches. 

6.) Add top halves of bread to sandwiches and serve.

Chef's Note: Wang Brand Chili oil, Siracha, chili flake and pickled garlic sauce are all available in international and Asian specialty market.