Mango Shrimp Po Boy
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16-18 medium raw shrimp, peeled and devained
4-5 inch pieces of fresh baguette
1 small mango, sliced (reserve 1/3 cup for the spicy mango aioli)
1/2 cup each, green and red cabbage, shredded
1/4 cup chopped chives
extra cayenne for dusting on top
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or more)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup panko (or regular breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup cornmeal
SPICY MANGO AIOLI:
1/3 cup chopped mango
1/3 cup mayo
generous squeeze of lemon
a few pinches of cayenne
salt & pepper
Make the spicy mango aioli
: Mix everything together in a food processor. Taste and adjust seasonings. Chill until ready to serve.
To fry the shrimp
: In a small bowl, stir together the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne and pepper. Toss it with the raw shrimp and set aside. In another small bowl, combine the egg and milk. In a medium bowl, stir together the panko and cornmeal, with some salt and pepper.
Over medium heat, heat a medium sized skillet with about 1/2 inch canola oil. Batter the shrimp, dipping each into the egg mixture, then roll in the panko/cornmeal mixture. Fry for about 45 seconds per side, or until golden brown. Turn down the temperature of the oil as needed if it gets to hot. Place fried shrimp on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
Assemble the sandwiches
: Assemble sandwiches with a spread of mayo, shrimp, shredded cabbage and sliced mango. Top with chives and a dusting of paprika & cayenne.
Courtesy of Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons