Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy is made with succulent shrimp that has been air fried to perfection and stuffed between hoagie bread and your favorite toppings and drizzled in po boy sauce.
Shrimp Po Boy Recipe
Enjoy a delicious shrimp po boy sandwich! They are super easy to make, and they make for a great dinner, lunch, or even snack! So, if you love shrimp, you will absolutely love this recipe!
This is a great twist on a traditional classic Louisiana Po’Boy sandwich. Today, I didn’t deep-fry the shrimp; instead, I used a simple sauce and made a twist on the classical coconut shrimp used in this recipe.
The result was a flavorful but healthy shrimp sandwich with loads and loads of flavor and made for a great anytime meal. Light, flavorful, and delicious. Served up with po boy sauce (remoulade sauce) and garnished with garden lettuce and vine ripe tomatoes.
Oh, so good!
If you have not made shrimp in the Air Fryer yet, you are so missing out. There is no better way to perfectly cooked it up!
Why You’ll Love This Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich
- Utterly delicious
- Great for entertaining
- 20 minute meal
- 4 ingredients + bread + toppings
What Is A Po Boy?
A Po Boy is a traditional Louisiana-inspired shrimp sandwich that uses either seafood or meat to create a sandwich. It is traditionally served with a drizzle of remoulade (po boy sauce).
The shrimp can either be battered with a coconut or breadcrumb exterior or toasted with some cajun spices.
Served up with crusty bread, either French Bread, Baquette, or Artisan bread.
Ingredients Needed For Shrimp Po Boy
- Minced Garlic
- Creole Seasoning
- French Bread or Hoagie Rolls
- Remoulade Sauce
How To Make Shrimp Po Boy Sandwich
Step 1: Prep shrimp
In a large bowl, mix the shrimp, butter, minced garlic, creole seasoning.
Step 2: Air fry shrimp
Place the coated shrimp into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting for 5 to 8 minutes.
Step 3: Assemble
When the shrimp is fully cooked, place your lettuce and tomato slices into the French Bread or Hoagie roll, and then add your shrimp. Drizzle with the remoulade po boy sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT KIND OF SHRIMP SHOULD YOU BUY?
The best thing about an American grocery store is there are so many options, which might leave you confused.
I recommend that you use shrimp that is about 16/20, which is referred to as jumbo shrimp. The best shrimp to get for this dish would be peeled and deveined, with the tails removed. This way, you do not have to do it.
FROZEN OR FRESH SHRIMP?
Honestly, the shrimp cooks up so fast that you can either use fresh or frozen.
I have cooked this shrimp po boy recipe several times, and I have used frozen and fresh, and the cooking times are almost the same.
HOW TO DRESS YOUR SHRIMP PO BOY
A traditional shimp po boy sandwich is served with lettuce, either iceberg or Romaine, and then sliced tomatoes, beefsteak, or another hearty variety.
You can also add some sliced dill pickles, sliced red onions, or even sliced bell peppers.
WHAT’S THE BEST BREAD FOR A SHRIMP SANDWICH
The best bread for a traditional Po’Boy is hearty and crunchy bread, either French Bread or a Hoagie roll work best.
WHAT’S THE BEST PO BOY SAUCE?
The traditional sauce used in a Shrimp Po’Boy is remoulade sauce, known as Louisiana-Style flavored mayonnaise.
OTHER GREAT AIR FRYER SHRIMP RECIPES:
- AIR FRYER GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP
- AIR FRYER BAKED SHRIMP SCAMPI
- EASY AIR FRYER FROZEN COCONUT SHRIMP
- AIR FRYER CHORIZO SPICED SHRIMP TOSTADAS
- AIR FRYER BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP
Air Fryer Shrimp Po Boy
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 pound jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1-2 teaspoons creole seasoning, to taste
- 4 pieces french bread, or hoagie rolls
- remoulade sauce
- In a large bowl, mix the shrimp, butter, minced garlic, creole seasoning. Place the coated shrimp into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 390 degrees F, air fryer setting for 5 to 8 minutes.
- When the shrimp is fully cooked, place your lettuce and tomato slices into the French Bread or Hoagie roll, and then add your shrimp. Drizzle with the Remoulade Sauce.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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