Chipotle Garlic Shrimp Po’ Boy

Chipotle Garlic Shrimp Po Boy

Chipotle Garlic Shrimp Po’ Boy, a healthier version of the po’ boy with “the peach kitchen”  twist!

Always Sleepy. Doesn’t get enough sleep at night. Always Tired. Always Hungry. Never ending cravings. Crybaby. Welcome to my 28th week! My bump has become so big and I wish I could just fast forward myself to when I already gave birth.

I am waiting for my radiance and my overflowing peace….

Nope it’s not coming. I feel crazy and happy and depressed and tired all at the same time. And I almost always don’t want to move. Add the fact that I’ve grown some bumps in some of the places where I didn’t have any and  my nose looks like a large native tomato. Oh, the joys of pregnancy.. LOL! Kidding aside, I’m beginning to feel how hard it is when you’re about to approach your full term. Again, how I wish I could fast forward myself into the near future when I’ve already given birth.

peanutbutter has  changed schedule once again from 10pm- 7am , his new schedule is now 2am-11am. I find myself re-adjusting to the new schedule. You know what, it’s gonna change again after two weeks and I will have to re-adjust. I think I might just go bonkers with all these changes!

My OB advised me to avoid sweets as much as possible and not to eat too much. That is something that’s hard for me to do because it’s during this time where my cravings starts to kick in. I”m trying to eat healthier, though. Having less rice than what I wanted and opting for healthier options.

I’ve been wanting to make Shrimp Po’ Boy since the Holy Week but I couldn’t get my hands on a french baguette. I was finally able to buy one last Sunday and you know what, it’s really the bread that makes it what it is! It’s all you would ever want in a sandwich — spicy, earthy, crunchy, chewy, juicy, and with all the flavors off the sea.

A po’ boy (also po-boy, po boy, or poor boy) is a traditional submarine sandwich from Louisiana. It almost always consists of meat, usually roast beef, or fried seafood, or sometimes chicken or ham. The meat is served on baguette-like New Orleans French bread, known for its crisp crust and fluffy center.

What I love about this is that instead of covering the shrimp with cornmeal and frying it, I seared it in extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes making it healthier.

The shrimp was loaded with all the tasty herbs and spices I could find in my cupboard: thyme, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper.

I will have to thank Gourmate for the Chipotle Garlic hot sauce that just made this po’ boy much more amazing!

Now, I wonder how was I able to live without this sandwich for so long?

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Chipotle Garlic Shrimp Po’ Boy

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (I used Gourmate Chipotle Garlic for that Chipotle Garlic flavor)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • around 16 pieces (or more) of shrimp (thawed, peeled and deveined)
  • 1 French baguette, cut into fourths and toasted
  • 1 tomato, sliced, for garnish
  • 1 cup (or more) arugula, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, chipotle garlic hot sauce and lemon juice. Stir until combined and set aside. If using regular hot sauce, you can add 2 cloves of minced garlic.
  2. In another little bowl, combine the thyme, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne. Toss over the shrimp, coating them.
  3. Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the shrimp and sear on one side for 2 minutes. Flip and sear 30 more seconds. Remove from heat.
  4. Spread the chipotle garlic mayo along the inside of the warm baguette. Layer with tomato, arugula and seared shrimp.
  5. Serve with a lemon wedge on the side.

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102 Responses

  1. I have not had Po’boys for a while…yours look delicious Peachy…chipotle garlic sounds really tasty.
    Hope you are having a great week 🙂

  2. I never should read your great posts when I’m hungry 🙂 What a great idea! I definitely will make this sandwich!

  3. This is the type of sandwich I would love to have for lunch every single day going forward, and for dinner too, damn, I would even have it for breakfast. The flavors are spot on, and I love shrimp, so perfect for spring and summer!

  4. Hi PEACHY, and 28 weeks with a bump and getting closer – big hugs with this – it will be a lifetime of all those feelings – mixed with such love and joy – you life is in the continual change for better.
    Now about that chiptotle garlic shrimp po boy – Wow – I am saving this recipe – I so enjoy shrimp and each of the ingredients you’ve offered = thank you 🙂

  5. Wow! That looks insanely good. This would be a super idea for my husbands birthday coming up! Going to save and see if I can recreate!

  6. I don’t eat shrimp nearly enough as Tif and Abs are allergic to shellfish. I’m going to have to treat myself and make this recipe when I don’t have to cook for them one day. It looks amazing.

  7. Oh! That looks really delicious and tasty, my kids loves to eat shrimp, I’ll ask my wife to make it thank you for sharing yummy recipe.

  8. omg!!! This looks absolutely amazing!!! I’m definitely going to pin this. I think hubby would love this!

  9. We love shrimp around here. Po boys are one of my favorite dishes. Love the seasonings.

  10. This is very unique recipe, I’ve never tried this before, looks delicious I’d love to try this then my family would love it too.

  11. Drooling! Your P’o Boy sandwich is mouthwatering. I need to go and buy the ingredients! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. It’s always pleasant when I visit your blog. I could almost smell the aroma of what’s cooking in your Peach Kitchen. Reading here is such a relief since your blog is easy and pleasant to the eyes. Love your recipes and photos. Thanks for sharing this tasty sandwich.

  13. Oh my! That looks so yummy. I had to close my eyes because I am drooling just by looking at the photos. I wonder how much calories it has. Haha!

  14. Can you hold a BC blogger party? So we can all visit you and you will cook for us? hehe.. This one looks divine. I love sandwiches.

  15. Truly awesome foods! “nakakagutom”. Simply love your photos, for real.

  16. I love shrimp! But I think I don’t want them in my bread=)))) I still want them with my rice or better yet, I just want to munch on them=))))

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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