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Lighter Southern Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwiches

  • Author: Rachel Phipps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 1
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American


This lighter version of a Classic Southern Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich is the perfect loaded lunch for a lazy weekend or work from home day.


  • 1 tsp Cajun Spice Mix
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Mahi Fine Foods Bhut Jolokia Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Light Oil
  • Handful Raw King Prawns
  • Large Seeded Sub Roll, split down the middle
  • Kewpie Mayonnaise
  • 34 Tomato Slices
  • 1 Kosher / Hamburger Pickle, thinly sliced
  • Small Handful Shredded Baby Gem or Romaine Lettuce 


  1. Combine the Cajun spice, the paprika, the thyme, hot sauce and the light oil (any light, barely flavoured/ flavourless oil will do) to make a paste. Stir in the prawns until they are well coated.
  2. Prepare the rest of the sandwich ingredients, and spread a thin layer of mayonnaise across the bottom of the bun.
  3. Layer in the lettuce, pickles then the tomato slices.
  4. Heat a small frying pan over a high heat and when it is smoking add the prawns. Cook until pink on one side, then turn them over and cook until just pink through.
  5. Pile onto the sandwich, then finish with more mayonnaise. Enjoy straight away.