10 Minute Dinner with a Lot of Flavor – Popcorn Shrimp Po Boys with Remoulade Coleslaw!
If you follow along here regularly, SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp makes more than one appearance in recipes. As a big shrimp fan, especially breaded shrimp, I love the easy prep, quick cook time and delicious flavor! Making dinner in 10 minutes is always a win-win in this household, especially since I somehow forget every day that dinner time is going to arrive. However, this time when Bryan got home and asked what was for dinner, I had a quick, easy and fun idea I could whip up in no time – Popcorn Shrimp Po Boys.
The first time I ever had a Po Boy was when we went to New Orleans with my in-laws a few Decembers ago. My MIL went to college in New Orleans and wanted to be able to show us around. We sat on this little table that was open to the outdoors so we could soak in the beautiful weather (a needed break from cold Chicago weather), we sipped a cold glass of wine, and ate a tasty New Orleans’ classic.
So what makes a Po Boy a Po Boy? From what I read in preparation for this post, this is a contested debate. Everyone seems to agree that you want french bread as a your base that’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, so lightly toasting the sandwich bread is a must. The usual consensus for toppings stays within the range of pickles, hot sauce, lettuce, mayo, and tomatoes. I wanted to be inspired by the sandwich we enjoyed that beautiful day but also offer a twist that I thought my husband would enjoy – which meant no pickles or tomatoes.
I made a basic Remoulade Sauce which pairs so well with seafood and provides a nice kick to the SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp! The combination of ingredients might scare a couple people away but I promise you that this Remoulade Sauce is not overpowering or overly hot. That’s not my cup of tea. It does add a lot of flavor to the Popcorn Shrimp Po Boys that you don’t want to miss and includes the hot sauce and mayo required for a traditional Po Boy. I tossed my sauce with some coleslaw, my “lettuce” addition to the sandwich recipe.
- 1 box SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp, cooked to directions
- French Bread (load or French Bread subway rolls), toasted slightly in oven
- 1 bag shredded coleslaw
- 1 c mayo
- 2 tbsp Horseradish Mustard
- 1.5 tbsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tsp Creole Seasoning
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- Pinch of salt
- Pepper to taste
- Add all the ingredients for the sauce into a bow and mix well. Taste to make sure sauce isn't too hot or too mild for your preference. If too hot, add more mayo. If not hot enough, add a little more hot sauce and creole seasoning.
- Toss some of the sauce with your 8 oz of coleslaw. Start with less and add more to your desired level of slaw coverage.
- Add cooked popcorn shrimp and then slaw to bread. Top with a little more sauce if desired and enjoy!
Round off this easy, flavorful meal with a glass of Black Box Sauvignon Blanc, which, of course, should only be served to those 21 years of age and older and enjoyed responsibly. Black Box Wines Sauvignon Blanc is a refreshing, dry white wine with stone fruit aromas that was 100% fermented in stainless steel. It pairs perfectly with seafood dishes and made a great partner with this Popcorn Shrimp Po Boy sandwich.
Black Box Wines is the winner of 50 Gold Medals and 29 Wine Enthusiast Best Buys. The best part though besides the great flavor? A Black Box Wines box holds the equivalent of four 750ml bottles and stays fresh for up to 6 weeks! SIX weeks! The bag and box are also recyclable and significantly reduce waste compared to traditional glass bottles. Win-Win-Win!
Popcorn Shrimp isn’t the only SeaPak® seafood you will find in my fridge though. They have a lot of diverse options when it comes to convenient seafood items. I personally love the Shrimp Scampi and picked some up when I bought this Popcorn Shrimp. If you are looking for even more recipe ideas to include SeaPak® and seafood into your normal daily routine, you won’t want to miss Seapak’s® new recipe booklet. It features 40 meal solutions and pairings to help make weekly shopping and meal prep a breeze. There is a great recipe for using the Shrimp Scampi on individual little pizzas (awesome appetizer or lunch idea) AND a recipe we love using the Popcorn Shrimp in a buffalo sandwich!
Use your local Walmart Grocery Pickup to receive a booklet containing SeaPak® recipe solutions! It will automatically be included in a grab bag for first time online grocery shoppers who place an order between March 1st and mid-April. PLUS you can find the recipe booklet online here as well! So pick up a box of SeaPak® Popcorn Shrimp for this Popcorn Shrimp Po Boy recipe or any of the other recipes in the booklet while you are in the Walmart freezer section OR add it to your cart for grocery pickup. You can use this coupon below to even save a little money on your purchase!
Take a look at the online recipe booklet and tell me what seafood recipe you are excited to make!!!