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Shrimp and Crab Meat Po Boys Recipe

Shrimp and Crab Meat Po Boys Recipe

The classic sandwich from Louisiana gets a major upgrade with meaty crab meat and succulent jumbo shrimp in this flavorful recipe.

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Yield: Serves 6

Shrimp and Crab Meat Po Boys Recipe Instructions

  • 2 lbs uncooked Jumbo Shrimp – cleaned, peeled, deveined, tails off
  • 6 oz Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped dill
  • 10 oz butter (2 1/2 sticks) – 8 oz for boiling shrimp, 2 ozs melted for buns
  • 2 avocados
  • 6 Italian sub rolls or large hot dog buns

  1. Preheat your oven to 400.
  2. Clean, peel, devein and remove the tails from your shrimp. In a large sauté pan, melt 8 oz of butter with 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling add the shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes on each side until bright and pink and firm to the touch. Remove from the pan and drain. Cut the shrimp down the center, and then chop the shrimp into half inch pieces. Place the cut shrimp into a chilled metal bowl sitting in an ice bath (the bowl should easily sit above the ice bath so water and ice do not get into the bowl). Add the jumbo lump crab meat and mix with the mayonnaise and sour cream. Then mix in the lemon juice and dill. Add some salt and pepper to taste and then chill in the refrigerator until time to serve.
  3. Melt 2 oz of butter and then brush the interiors of the Italian subs or hot dog rolls. Place them on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cook in the oven until the ends start to brown. About 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  4. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed, and then scoop out the entire half with a large spoon, running the spoon along the inside edge of the avocado. Take the avocado halves and slice longways. Place 3-4 slices of avocado on each bun, and then fill the buns with the shrimp and crab salad.

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