Grilled Shrimp Sandwich Recipe

This recipe for shrimp po boy is loaded with flavorful shrimp and served on toasty, crispy French rolls with a creamy Cajun remoulade sauce.

I know it sounds dramatic, but if you’ve never had a Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich, I’m glad you found this recipe because it’s going to change your life!

Just before Mardi Gras, I had my first po boy in New Orleans, and I was instantly in love with it. It’s a straightforward sandwich with nothing particularly complicated about it, but every component comes together flawlessly to create the ideal bite: crunchy, flavorful, and satisfying.

Grilled Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwich – Cooked by Julie episode 337

Grilled Shrimp Po’Boy πŸ”—

Po’boys are Louisiana’s version of a submarine sandwich. They’re typically made with fried seafood, but ours features shrimp that’s marinated in a spicy seasoning mixture and grilled.

Prep: 22min

Total: 3h28min

Nutrition Facts: calories 332 calories, Carbohydrate 41.3 g, Cholesterol 170 mg, Fat 7.6 g, Fiber 2.8 g, Protein 26 g, Saturated Fat 0.9 g, servingSize None, Sodium 989 mg, Sugar None, Trans Fat None, unSaturated Fat None


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Β½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) loaf unsliced French bread
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • ΒΌ cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • β…› teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 cups thinly sliced romaine lettuce
  • Β½ cup sliced red onion


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top freezer bag; seal bag, and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 3 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. . Cut bread loaf in half horizontally. Hollow out top half of loaf, leaving a 1/2-inch border; reserve torn bread for another use. Coat cut sides of both loaf halves with cooking spray.
  3. . Prepare grill.
  4. . Thread shrimp evenly onto 4 (12-inch) metal skewers, leaving 1/4 inch between each shrimp. Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until done. Place bread, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  5. . Combine mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients, stirring well. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over cut sides of loaf. Arrange lettuce, shrimp, and onion evenly over bottom half. Replace top half of loaf. Cut sandwich crosswise into 4 equal portions.


How long should shrimp be grilled?

10 Best Side Dishes to Serve with Grilled Shrimp: 1 Potato Salad, 2 Risotto, 3 Coleslaw, 4 Cucumber Salad, 5 Green Beans, 6 Grilled Foil Potatoes, 7 Creamy Parmesan Rice, and 8 Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks.

What goes good mixed with shrimp?

The shrimp should be grilled over direct, medium heat for 5-7 minutes, turning the shrimp halfway through the process. When the shrimp is cooked, the outside should turn a nice pink color while the meat inside should be white and opaque.

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