Easy Po’Boy Sandwich Recipe with Okra and Shrimp

I went to Tulane University, so I like a good boy! Since I no longer live in the Big Easy, I sometimes like to make recipes that give me a little taste of New Orleans. Today’s recipe is for Fried Okra and Shrimp Po’Boy and it sure is delicious. This is an easy to make sandwich with sautéed shrimp and lightly breaded okra on a bed of chopped butter lettuce and pickles.

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Don’t be intimidated by lightly breaded okra. We’ll be using Pictsweet Farms® Vegetables for the air fryer and they make it super easy to get that delicious fried okra without having to fry the okra at all. And if you’ve never tried okra before, fried okra is the most accessible way to win you over. It’s delicious with that cornmeal crunch on it.

The thing is, I don’t like to fry things at home both because I’m lazy and health conscious. But I love my air fryer and how it makes things taste crisp and like they’ve been fried. When I found Pictsweet Farms® Lightly Breaded Seasoned Okra in the freezer aisle of my grocery store, I knew I had to try them. Being from Louisiana, fried okra takes me back to my roots every time and I love it. Pictsweet Farms® Lightly Breaded Seasoned Okra is specially made for the air fryer. This makes them super easy to cook. All you have to do is cut the bag open and drop it in the air fryer for a nice crisp. I love when delicious and easy go together.

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Anyway, now that we’ve established how quick and easy lightly breaded okra will be, we’re ready to dive into the rest of this easy Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwich recipe.

Easy Po’Boy recipe with okra and prawns

While a traditional shrimp po’boy usually featured cornmeal fried shrimp, I’ve forgone that here since I’m using okra which offers the crunch of cornmeal. So no frying is needed for this poor boy sandwich recipe. This makes this recipe much easier and you can make it for your family, even on a weeknight.

Another time saver is that you don’t have to make a po’boy sauce because you can just coat in mayo. The lemon juice will be on the shrimp and the pickles will be layered on the bread instead of chopped into the tartar sauce. All the delicious flavors are there.


  • French baguette (cut into 6″ sections) or 4 Hoagie Rolls
  • Fresh shrimp (shelled and deveined)
  • Lemon
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Creole Seasoning (aka Cajun Seasoning)
  • Pictsweet Farms® Lightly Breaded Seasoned Okra
  • iceberg lettuce or butter lettuce, finely chopped
  • Ripe tomato on the vine, thinly sliced
  • Dill pickles or bread and butter pickles, in round slices or chips
  • Mayonnaise

How to make a shrimp po’boy

The first step in this Shrimp Po’Boy Sandwich recipe is to get out your air fryer and preheat it. Then add Pictsweet Farms® Lightly Breaded Seasoned Okra to your air fryer and cook for 10 minutes.

While the okra cooks, you can quickly chop up the lettuce and tomatoes and place them on a plate.

Then you will cook the prawns. I like to quickly rinse the shrimp and pat them dry. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter and olive oil. When it melts, add the prawns sprinkled with creole seasoning and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Shrimp turn pink when fully cooked. Remove from the heat and pour over the juice of half a lemon.

Cut your crispy French bread in half lengthwise. I like to leave it hinged and not cut it completely. If desired, lightly toast in the oven for 3 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Now it’s time to assemble your po’boys.

Spread your roll on the plate. Go ahead and spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on top. Then, on the bottom piece of bread, add a layer of shredded lettuce followed by a layer of pickles and sliced ​​tomatoes. Now add the prawns and pour in the lightly breaded okra. So! You have a tasty shrimp po’boy ready to serve.

What to serve with Shrimp Po’boy: It’s more traditional to enjoy with pot fries, but you can also serve it with fries. I also always like to serve with a bottle of hot sauce like Tabasco or Crystal Hot Sauce. Both have cayenne pepper and vinegar and are delicious on a shrimp po’ boy.

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