This spring we are heading to New Orleans for a week vacation. We are pretty excited for the food, and decided that this weekend we'd cook some southern food. Last night was po boys!
First things first though - the appetizer ...
Christopher picked up the seafood for the po boys, and also grabbed some raw oysters. He scrubbed them well and then shucked them quite easily. We tried three different topping combinations ...
Bacon vodka and red tomato:
Soju and yellow tomato:
Lemon and hot sauce:
Then we got to work on the po boys.
Shrimp/Oyster Po Boy
(Makes 2 large sandwiches - one of each kind, or 2 half and half)
* Make po boy sauce first (see recipe below)
250 g oyster meat (frozen is fine)
300 g tiger shrimp (raw)
3 cups cornmeal
1 cup flour
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
3 T Cajun seasoning
Beat the 2 eggs. Mix the cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning in a large bag or bowl. Dip the oysters and shrimp in the egg one by one, and then toss around in the cornmeal mixture. Set on a plate.
Heat oil in a pan for frying. Fry for approximately 3 minutes, turning halfway through. Make a sandwich with a toasted roll, lettuce, tomato and po boy sauce.
Po Boy Sauce
(Makes enough for 2 po boys)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 T Sriracha sauce (or Frank's)
1/2 tsp mustard
2 T ketchup
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 T minced onion
1 clove minced garlic
juice of half a lemon
pepper to taste
Stir all together and let sit while you make the rest of the sandwich. Use a lot of sauce on your sandwich - it should be dripping!
Shrimp po boy:
Oyster po boy:
Have you ever eaten a po boy? Do you like oysters? What are you up to this weekend?