Barbeque Shrimp Po Boy

Barbeque Shrimp Po Boy

New Orleans has its fair share of one-of-a-kind culinary flavors and traditions, but New Orleans-style barbeque Shrimp stands out as one of the most iconic. With this easy shrimp po boy recipe, this unique New Orleans dish is made simple and quick.  

Far from a traditional Texas or Kansas City barbeque, barbeque shrimp combines the tang of lemon butter and Worcestershire sauce with the spice of black pepper and chili flakes. New Orleans legend says it was invented at local restaurant Pascal’s Manale in the mid-1950s. It has been a staple in the city ever since.  

Traditionally, making a barbeque shrimp po boy from scratch would take a lot of peeling and deveining shrimp, chopping garlic and onions, measuring butter, and shopping for seasonings. If you like to cook, or you have a lot of time, making barbeque shrimp the long way can be a fun experience. But we wager that our version is just as good. We also know that with no prep, no thaw step, and few (if any!) dirty dishes, it’s much easier to make. 

Although New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp is served in many ways — over grits or with a tostada, to name a few — the BBQ Shrimp Po Boy stands tall as one of our favorites. And with Prime Shrimp’s New Orleans Style BBQ flavor, it’s ready in as little as 10 minutes. The most important points: you'll need a good French Bread and a lot of napkins.