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Blackened Shrimp Po Boys

Blackened Shrimp Po Boys are a flavorful and delicious meal for any night of the week. This easy dinner comes together in about 15 minutes and is sure to be a family favorite. 

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Blackened Shrimp Po Boys

Sandwiches are a quick and easy way to get dinner on the table and there’s nothing more comforting and delicious than a po boy sandwich. We made a quick blackened shrimp and a batch of creamy coleslaw and piled it all on a toasted hoagie roll. Add some Cajun mayo to flavor it up even more!

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How to Make Blackened Shrimp Po Boys:

Peeled jumbo shrimp, blackened seasoning, olive oil

  • Peel and devein shrimp.

Shrimp coated with Cajun seasoning

Cast iron skillet on grill with melted butter

  • Prepare grill or place a large skillet on the stovetop. 

Skillet of blackened shrimp on grill

  • Melt butter into a hot skillet and add shrimp.
  • Cook, stirring often until shrimp are pink and curled, about 8-10 minutes. 

Blackened shrimp in a cast iron skillet

  • Butter Hoagie Rolls and toast lightly. 
  • Mix mayo and Blackened Seasoning together. Spread over toasted buns. 

Overhead of Shrimp Po Boy sandwich with coleslaw

  • Layer buns with coleslaw and top with blackened shrimp. 
  • Serve immediately. 

Cajun Shrimp in a cast iron skillet

If you aren’t into sandwiches, try this blackened shrimp over creamy pasta or rice. It is one of the most delicious ways to prepare shrimp and so easy.

Blackened Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich on a white plate

Our blackened seasoning has to option of spicy or mild. So don’t let the Cajun spice scare you off. This shrimp recipe has all of the flavor but doesn’t have to burn you up. That’s the great thing about making your own spice blends.

If you love Cajun recipes, our easy Red Beans and Rice is a must-try. Kidney beans are slow simmered with peppers, onions, celery and garlic plus smoked sausage that is served over rice. You can’t go wrong with a classic like this. 

More Delicious Sandwiches to Try:

Philly Chicken Sandwiches are made with smoked chicken or a rotisserie chicken, lots of sweet peppers onions and melty cheese. A definite favorite for any night of the week. 

Steak Sandwiches are a great way to enjoy leftover steak or to stretch a small amount of steak to feed the whole family. 

Roast Beef Sandwiches are easy to make with your leftover Sunday roast and so flavorful and delicious. 

Beer Battered Catfish Po Boys are filled with crispy fried fish and another great dinner that the whole family can agree on. 

Sandwich with blackened shrimp

Delicious Dishes to Serve with Po Boy Sandwiches:

Easy Onion Strings are a favorite to serve with sandwiches and they really are simple to make. I usually need to make a double batch since they are so irresistible. 

Creamy Dill Potato Salad is a great make ahead side dish to have on hand for busy weeknights. Pairs great with any sandwich or meal on the grill. 

The Best Macaroni Salad has a sweet and creamy dressing and crunchy vegetables that would go so well with these shrimp sandwiches.

Po Boys with Cajun shrimp

More Shrimp Recipes to Try:

Southern Fried Shrimp is one of my most popular recipes. Pure comfort food and so easy to make at home!

Grilled Honey Mustard Shrimp is quick and easy with a homemade sauce that is flavorful and over the top delicious!

Grilled Garlic Shrimp is coated in a delicious garlic and herb butter that will knock your socks off!

Gumbo with shrimp and smoked sausage is one of the most comforting and delicious meals that you can make at home. Perfect for entertaining too!

Easy Shrimp Cocktail is a great idea for entertaining and holiday parties. Perfect to make ahead!

Easy Barbecue Grilled Shrimp comes together really quick. A great addition to a steak dinner as the main dish or an easy appetizer. This recipe is a guaranteed hit with the crowd.

Miso Honey Garlic Shrimp is a 15 minute dinner with amazing Asian flavors. You won’t believe how easy this dinner comes together. 

Forget the takeout! This Shrimp Fried Rice is the best you’ve ever tasted. My family absolutely loves this for dinner.

Po Boy sandwiches originated in New Orleans and they are found on many menus throughout Louisiana and southeast Texas. Our twist on the classic makes a great family meal and is sure to earn a place in your dinner rotation. 



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Blackened Shrimp Po Boys

Blackened Shrimp Po Boys are a flavorful and delicious meal for any night of the week. This easy dinner comes together in about 15 minutes and is sure to be a family favorite. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackened shrimp, Cajun shrimp, po boy, shrimp sandwich
Servings: 4 Sandwiches
Calories: 737kcal
Author: Milisa


for Cajun Mayo

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Blackened Seasoning


  • Toss shrimp with olive oil and 1/4 cup blackened seasoning.
  • Heat a large skillet on the grill or stovetop. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and shrimp.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes until shrimp is pink and curled.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Butter hoagie buns with remaining butter and toast lightly.
  • Mix mayo and blackened seasoning together.
  • Spread mayo on buns if desired, top with creamy coleslaw and blackened shrimp.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 737kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 278mg | Sodium: 12154mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g

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  1. Going to try one of your recipies today! Love the clear way the instructions are layed out-..it’s how I do it too 😉
    Best of luck to you, and thanks

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