Garlic Shrimp Scampi Poboys – Spicy garlic butter shrimp and jalapeños piled high into a sub roll make for an excellent napkin-worthy sandwich.
I couldn’t pick a more perfect day to post this recipe. We are leaving today to head back to The Big Easy! It’s cheer competition time once again. I LOVE going to New Orleans! It is a place like no other. This trip hopefully will be able to include a little more French Quarter shopping than last time. We compete Saturday morning and Sunday morning….early…hello time change…how nice of you to come this weekend!
I’m hoping to take the kids to see the cathedral too and attend mass. It is so gorgeous in there!
Last time was the first time for us to take kids to NOLA. My daughter likes to be Miss Independent at times. We all decided to take a little walk down to eat at the French Market. I tried to get her to hold my hand because walking along busy streets kind of makes us mommies nervous. She didn’t want to and said she was just fine walking on her own. That is….until we had the first random person come up to us trying to get us to buy something. From that point on, she stayed very close and held my hand. Yes my dear…mommy knows what she’s talking about!
So one of my favorite things about New Orleans is the food, of course. It just makes sense. New Orleans=Great Food
Well this little Garlic Shrimp Scampi Poboy is something that totally represents our food culture down here. It’s filled with the spicy flavors we all love down here. It’s also one of those messy sandwiches. Apparently I’m liking messy sandwiches this week.
Have no fear, I’ll be back next week to sweeten things up around here and tell you all about our trip. I’ll also post some pics on Instagram too!
Garlic Shrimp Scampi Poboys
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs small shrimp (150 count)*
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (red) pepper
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- a pinch red pepper flakes
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- hoagie rolls, split and buttered
- thinly sliced provolone cheese (3-4 slices per sandwich)
- Topping: mayo, chopped pickled jalapenos, shredded lettuce
- Melt butter and olive oil over medium high heat. Lower heat a little if butter is melting and bubbling too quickly to prevent it from burning.
- Add shrimp and garlic and season with salt and cayenne pepper. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until all shrimp are pink and cooked through.
- Turn off heat and add crushed red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and parsley.
- Place split and buttered hoagie rolls under broiler in oven for about 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Place 3 slices of cheese on bottom of roll. Top with shrimp and spoon some of the garlic butter sauce over shrimp. Top with one more slice of cheese.
- Spread top half of bun with a little mayo and finish off with shredded lettuce and chopped pickled jalapenos. Wrap in foil or parchment until ready to eat.
*I buy frozen pre-peeled shrimp (150 count). If you can't find these you can use a medium size shrimp.
Other recipes you might like:
Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Pizza
Cajun Boiled Shrimp Stuffed Potato
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Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
Haha, at least she tried to be independent! We know how that is with our daughter, too!
Oh my this sandwich looks so good Jaren! How fun to go on a trip to New Orleans! I’ve always wanted to see that town and all the culture they have. I think it must be an amazing place. And yes, mommies do know what they are doing-when will kids learn that?! lol Hugs, Brenda
Hey Brenda!! Yes NOLA is full of culture! Thanks for visiting!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Totally jealous. I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans! This Poboy will definitely make me feel like I’m there anyway 🙂
Annie @Maebells says
We eat shrimp at least once a week, I am always looking for new recipes to add to our menu!
You’ve got to try these for your next shrimp night Annie! Thanks!
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
This sounds awesome! Would love to get my hands on an authentic Poboy, and this recipe is great!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
Totally digging the jalapenos on this, Jaren – sounds amazing!
The jalapenos bring it to another level! Thanks Melanie!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
Love this healthier and garlic spin on the po boy! I have always had an infatuation with po boys but I don’t think I have ever had one! Looks like I need to change that pronto!
Yes, you must change that Meg!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
This is such a great way to have shrimp poboys, Jaren! I bet it’s even better than the fried version!
I love a good Fried Shrimp Poboy, but I really think these are equally as good! Thanks Andi!
Cate | Chez CateyLou says
I have never been to New Orleans – I am dying to go! Until then though, I can make your sandwich for a little taste of the big easy – this looks great!
Looks really good and something my shrimp loving daughter would like! One question though, how much garlic do you use? Thanks.
Hi Kathy!! I updated the recipe. I accidentally left off the garlic!! Thanks so much for stopping by!