Shrimp Po' Boy

A New Orleans favorite, this hefty sandwich is typically served on a baguette. Combine mango with chilled shrimp, rather than the customary fried shrimp, for a fresh take on tradition.

Shrimp Po' Boy
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Broil Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 26 mins


  • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp

  • 1 medium papaya or mango, seeded, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • cup mayonnaise or light mayonnaise

  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 18- to 24-inch baguette

  • 4 Bibb or romaine lettuce leaves

  • 2 tablespoon shredded coconut


  1. Remove and discard shrimp tails, if any are present. Coarsely chop shrimp.

  2. In a medium bowl combine shrimp, papaya or mango, mayonnaise, serrano or jalapeno pepper, green onion, lime peel, lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Cover and chill up to 1 hour.

  3. Cut baguette into 4 equal-size rolls. Slice in half lengthwise. Remove some of the bread from the bottom half of each roll, leaving a thick shell. Place rolls, cut side up, on broiler pan or baking sheet; broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Place lettuce leaf on bottom of each roll. Spoon shrimp mixture onto lettuce; sprinkle with coconut. Place top half of roll on shrimp mixture. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

681 Calories
25g Fat
78g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 681
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 235mg 78%
Sodium 1136mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 78g 28%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 28.9mg 145%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 7.6mg 42%
Potassium 484mg 10%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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