Saturday, February 9, 2013

Po Boys

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)

2 eggs
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
canola/vegetable oil

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:

Ohhhhhhh boy!!!

Have you ever eaten a po boy?  Do you like oysters?  What are you up to this weekend?


Kacy said...

You guys are such good cooks! Looks fabulous. I looove oysters.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! Those look delicious! I never liked oysters when I was young, but they have grown on me and now I really enjoy them. I have never had a poboy, but think I would like them... but I'm not sure that they'd be good with gluten free modifications!

Allysia said...

Po boys are the best! I could do without the clams of course, ha ha. :) This sounds really similar to a brunch Michael and I had right before I left, with fried 'fu. Sandwiches, right? Hard to go wrong with fried food on bread. Bet you're super stoked for Louisiana weather. :)

Anonymous said...

Your trip could be disappointing now if yours are better than the original :)