Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad

Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad
The blackened shrimp and fried green tomato po'boy is one of my favourite sandwiches and when I found myself thinking that it would also make a great salad I just had to try it. The po'boy submarine style sandwich can have pretty much much anything in it with common ingredients being fried seafood but this flavour combo is what I usually go with so that's where I started the salad out. The shrimp are simply tossed in some creole seasoning and then cooked at a high temperature in a pan and the fried green tomatoes are just sliced green tomatoes that are dipped in buttermilk followed by flour and/or cornmeal and fried until golden brown. The rest of the salad composed of lettuce and ripe tomatoes and I could not resist throwing some bacon into the mix! The final component of the salad is a tasty remoulade sauce thinned down a bit with buttermilk to make into more of a dressing. The po'boy sandwich salad experiment was a complete success with all of the flavours working well together and working well in salad form; I know I will be making this salad a lot in the future!

Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad
If you like things extra spicy, serve with hot sauce!

Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad
This salad is tossed in easy to make, spicy and tasty remoulade dressing.

Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad
Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad

Blackened Shrimp and Fried Green Tomato Po Boy Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 4

A salad inspired by a po'boy sandwich with blackened shrimp and fried green tomatoes in a tasty remoulade sauce.

    For the blackened shrimp:
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled and deviened
  • 1 tablespoon creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • For the fried green tomatoes:
  • 1 pound green tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup flour (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil or bacon grease for frying
  • For the remoulade dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon creole mustard
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1 green onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • salt pepper and cayenne to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 6 cups lettuce, sliced
  • 1/2 cup tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
    For the blackened shrimp:
  1. Toss the shrimp in the seasoning, cook them in the oil in a pan over medium-high heat until cooked, about 1-2 minutes per side, and set aside.
  2. For the fried green tomatoes:
  3. Dip the tomato slices in the buttermilk, dredge them in the mixture of the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper and fry them in oil over medium-high heat, until lightly golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side, before setting on paper towels to drain.
  4. For the remoulade dressing:
  5. Puree everything in a blender until smooth.
  6. For the salad:
  7. Cook and crumble the bacon, mix everything and toss in the dressing.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 297, Fat 15g ( Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 81mg, Sodium 558mg, Carbs 25g ( Fiber 3g, Sugars 7g), Protein 14g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

13 comments: said...

I like shrimps and I think I will like this very much, it looks so nice. I never have fried green tomatoes before, it is so special, I really have to try this. :)

We are not Martha said...

This has me seriously craving shrimp!!


Laureen King said...

Can't wait to try this recipe, looks delicious!

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Olivia - Primavera Kitchen said...

WOW... this salad looks AWESOME, GORGEOUS, DELICIOUS and SO FLAVOURFUL. Great recipe ;-)

Gaby said...

Seriously craving this now!

Jodee Weiland said...

Kevin, this looks awesome! What a delicious way to have the taste of New Orleans without the extra calories! I love this recipe...thanks for sharing!

Crystal S. | Apples & Sparkle said...

These flavors! Amazing! : )

Anna B said...

I have looked for green tomatoes for a whole. Where do you get them in Toronto ?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anna B: The Loblaws at the Maple Leaf Gardens carries them pretty much year round. I am not sure if all Loblaws carry them or just that one. If you can't find them, tomatillos are a great replacement.

Joanne Voth said...

This looks to be an awesome meal! Thanks Kevin!

Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie said...

Kevin, this looks delicious! I love everything about this recipe!

Carole said...

Hi, love your salad too. How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Salads collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

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