Shrimp Po'boys

Shrimp Po'boys

New Orleans turns out one of the world's most exuberant sandwiches and calls it a poor boy: always joking down there, always delicious. An arm's length of crusty French bread piled high with Cajun-battered fried shrimp, lettuce, mayo, and salty pickles can, however, add up to your day's worth of calories and fat, along with today's and tomorrow's salt.

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Delightfully crunchy and deliciously messy, this lighter po'boy delivers classic satisfaction. Food is sacred in New Orleans, but this is not heresy; it's a loving, lighter homage. We'll show you how we did it.

Classic
• 1,796 calories per sandwich
• 64 grams total fat
• 4,705 milligrams sodium

Makeover
• 400 calories per sandwich
• 10.4 grams total fat
• 736 milligrams sodium

See how we did it!

Shrimp Po'boys

Crusty, well-toasted bread; crispy pan-seared shrimp; and crunchy slaw make this sandwich worth every bite.

Ingredients

Rémoulade slaw:
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco)
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 garlic clove, minced
2 1/2 cups packaged cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw

Po'boys:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 large egg white
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 (2 1/2-ounce) pieces French bread baguette, split and toasted
3 tablespoons stone-ground cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato

Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.

Shrimp Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.