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Jep Robertson's Shrimp Po Boy

Ingredients (18)

For the shrimp:

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (see Note)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 gallon of peanut oil

For the remoulade:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons horseradish (depending on hot you want it)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (more if needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • dash of lemon juice
  • dash of hot sauce (like Valentina’s)
  • dash of Worcestershire
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the sandwich:

  • 1 24-inch loaf fresh-baked French bread
  • tomato slices
  • chopped lettuce
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Jep Robertson's Shrimp Po Boy

When Jensen Ackles isn’t playing Dean Winchester on The CW’s hit thriller series “Supernatural,” he nurtures his hidden talent and passion project: Family Business Beer Co., a new destination brewery and tap room set on a horse ranch just outside of Austin, Texas. Here you’ll find small-batch IPAs, stouts, and lagers, as well as Jep’s Southern Roots food truck run by Ackles’ friends and “Duck Dynasty” stars Jep and Jessica Robertson.

Ackles is all about the scrumptious Cajun shrimp po’boy sandwich, with crisp seafood, fresh lettuce and tomato, and a creamy, spicy remoulade; it pairs perfectly with their classic American IPA with notes of pineapple and grapefruit. “I’ll put that with the Cosmic Cowboy IPA all day long,” he tells Watch! in their November-December 2018 issue. Sounds like a hoppy pairing to us!

Note: If you want to follow the Robertsons’ lead and make your own spice blend, get our Cajun Seasoning recipe. And to ensure you always have a cold one on hand to tame the burn, check out the best beer clubs and beer subscription boxes. Read more about New Orleans’ classic sandwiches too, ‘cause the po’boy’s got great company.

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Instructions

To make the remoulade:
  1. 1Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate.

To make the shrimp:

  1. 1In a deep, heavy-bottomed skillet or pot, heat oil to 350°F.
  2. 2Meanwhile, place shrimp in a large bowl. Apply half of the seasoning. Add the eggs and mix by hand until shrimp are well coated.
  3. 3In a separate bowl, combine flour and panko.
  4. 4Once oil is at 350°F, lift shrimp from egg mixture, letting excess drip back into bowl, and dredge shrimp through flour mixture, making sure they are completely covered. Carefully place shrimp in oil. Do this in stages so as not to overfill the pot.
  5. 5Fry shrimp for only one minute. (This is key because most people overcook shrimp!)
  6. 6Remove shrimp from oil and place on paper towels to drain. Immediately season with remaining Cajun seasoning.

To make the sandwich:

  1. 1Cut bread in 4- to 6-inch sections and slice those horizontally to make sandwich bread.
  2. 2Butter and toast the interior of each slice to make a good crust and lightly toast exterior as well. (Tip: Add a little Cajun seasoning on top of bread as well.)
  3. 3Pile up shrimp on one slice of bread, adding tomato, lettuce, and remoulade. Top with other bread slice. (Tip: We use a toothpick to hold the sandwich together and help keep shrimp from falling out.)

Photo courtesy of mphillips007/Getty Images.

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