New Orleans Barbecued Shrimp Po' Boys
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 pound (16 to 20) shelled deveined uncooked large shrimp, tails removed
1 (24-inch) loaf French bread
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/3 cups shredded lettuce
1 tomato, halved and sliced
16 dill pickle slices
Heat grill. In large bowl, combine butter, onion, bell pepper, ketchup,
Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, hot pepper sauce and paprika; mix well. Add
shrimp; toss gently to coat.
Cut 18 x 12-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil. Place shrimp in center of foil.
Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Wrap packet securely using double-fold
seals, allowing room for heat expansion.
When ready to grill, place packet, seam side up, on gas grill over medium heat
or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 10 to 14 minutes or
until shrimp turn pink, rearrange packet twice.
Meanwhile, cut bread in half lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into 4
sections. To toast bread, spread each cut side with mayonnaise. During last 1 to
2 minutes of cooking time, place bread, cut side down, on grill; cook until
To serve, open packet carefully to allow steam to escape. Place shrimp mixture
evenly on bottom sections of toasted bread. Top each with lettuce, tomato and 4
pickle slices. If desired, add Creole mustard and additional hot pepper sauce.
Cover with top sections of bread.
Makes 4 sandwiches.