Grilled Shrimp Po’Boy Recipe

I am a lover of all things that have to do with Louisiana cuisine. Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya, Crawfish Etoufee, and Beignets. The list goes on and on. There is one Louisiana dish that I just could never get enough of, po’boys, specifically grilled shrimp po’boys. Po’boys with grilled shrimp was not introduced to me until I was well into my 20s. It caught me by surprise, too. I was at a seafood restaurant, making an order and minding my business. Grabbed my order, made it home, opened the bag, just to find out that I got grilled shrimp instead of fried. I was not pleased until I was. That grilled shrimp po’boy sandwich was AMAZING!! Let me walk you through the process!

Let’s Grill These Shrimp!

Just a little FYI, you can deep fry the shrimp for the po’boy. Traditionally, that is the way to go. Pat the shrimp dry, season them with some spices, dredge them in fish fry and drop them in the hot grease. The result is a nice outer crunch and juicy and meaty bite in the middle. Hot grease is not always something I need in my system, so I grill.

Pro Tip: Before seasoning the shrimp, pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel. You want a nice sear on the shrimp. If too much water is present the shrimp will sauté and steam. So sop up that water, please!

How to Make a Grilled Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwich

A traditional shrimp po’boy sandwich starts with a very nice French bread; crusty on the outside soft in the middle. Lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle are the perfect accompaniments to the sandwich. Mayonnaise and mustard are great to slather on the bread but a nice cajun remoulade sauce is an absolutely perfect layer of flavor to an already delicious po’boy.

Look at all of the creamy deliciousness that is just waiting for the grilled shrimp. Sometimes I just dip the grilled shrimp in the sauce.

Pro Tip: If you let the remoulade sauce sit for a few hours before using it, the flavors have time to marinate and marry and it just tastes absolutely amazing.

Let’s Cook! Grilled Shrimp Po’Boy Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Po'Boy Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Po'Boy Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Have a taste of New Orleans and the Mardi Gras season right in your own kitchen! This grilled shimp po'boy packs a lot of flavor in this colorful comfort sandwich!


Grilled Shrimp

  • 1 lb 16/20 Shrimp, peeled, deveined, and cleaned
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tbsp Tony Chachere's Seasoning
  • 1½ tbsp grapeseed oil

Po'Boy Accompaniment

  • 1 loaves french bread
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 romaine lettuce, rinsed, sliced, chopped
  • pickles
  • cajun remoulade sauce, recipe link in the notes


  1. Season the shrimp with the spices. Make sure all of the shrimp are coated evenly.
  2. Place a griddle or frying pan on medium heat on the stove. Add the oil.
  3. Place shrimp on griddle evenly. Cook shrimp on each side for 3-4 minutes.
  4. When fully cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.
  5. Slice the french bread in 4" or 6" sections.
  6. Add condiments of your choice and enjoy!


Click here for the Cajun Remoulade Sauce recipe!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 2187mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 5g

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    Amber Myers
    January 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    5 stars
    My husband and kids would LOVE this. They are all about shrimp. I never got a taste for it, but sometimes I’ll make shrimp for them.

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    Melissa Chapman
    January 29, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    5 stars
    I can not shoew this to my son because he loves shrimp and this looks so good. If he sees it he will want it tonight.

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    Liz Mays
    January 29, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Now this would be a delicious dinner. I’d love to try it out. The sauce definitely sounds like it’s tasty!

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    January 29, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    this is something ive been excited to try and make but could never find the right ingredients or recipe! cant wait to make it soon

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    January 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    I have never had one of these, and I don’t know there is anywhere around here that would serve these either. It would be fun to make these for guests.

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    Gervin Khan
    January 30, 2020 at 12:05 am

    5 stars
    I am drooling on making and tasting this recipe. It looks delicious and it makes my mouthwatering!

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    January 30, 2020 at 3:41 am

    We love shrimp a lot here, so I am going to give your Grilled Shrimp Poboy recipe a try.

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    January 30, 2020 at 3:55 am

    oh, my goodness! That looks super tasty. I would love to try this one of these days. Thanks for sharing.

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    Ruth I
    January 30, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    This is definitely checking my boxes. I can even smell it by just looking. I am pretty speechless.

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    January 30, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I am drooling over these delicious sandwich! This would be perfect for my lunch!

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    January 30, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    We are huge fans of seafood over here and grilled shrimp is def one of our faves. Your grilled shrimp poboy looks delicious. My mouth’s watering. 🙂

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      Christy Irene
      January 30, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you so much!❤️

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    January 30, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    That looks so amazing. I have got to give that a try. I have honestly never even tried shrimp before. Seeing this makes me really want to try it though.

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      Christy Irene
      January 30, 2020 at 7:41 pm

      You can always substitute the shrimp with grilled chicken or a fish. It is just as delicious!

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    Amber Killmon
    January 30, 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Call my watering mouth. This just took me right back to New Orleans. I cannot wait to make this, and I definitely want to go back to the Big Easy.

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    Cathy Mini
    January 30, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    Aww this recipe will be a blockbuster at home and it looks so delicious. I think my husband will like it too.

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    February 12, 2020 at 4:29 am

    I’m allergic to shrimp but the recipe looks incredibly delicious! I bet it smells good too!

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      Christy Irene
      February 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      It smells amazing! Any type of meat (or veggie) can be substituted. Some of my favorites are fried fish, hot sausage, and fried eggplant. It’s delicious!

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    Holly Souzey
    March 17, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I’m from Louisiana and I am a huge fan of shrimp everything!!! Everything looks exquisite!

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      Christy Irene
      March 18, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      Hello Louisiana Sister!! Thank you for stopping by. I am heading over your way right now!

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    Nana Esi
    March 24, 2020 at 12:15 am

    This looks yummy. My allergy to shrimps won’t make me do eat one

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