Alaska Spot Shrimp Po’ Boys

Directions

Mix together first eight ingredients in small bowl until blended evenly.

  1. Attach deep-fry thermometer to side of large, heavy pot. Add enough oil to measure 2 inches deep, and heat over medium heat to 350 degrees.
  2. Place shrimp and 2 tablespoons spice mix in medium bowl and toss to coat. Pour buttermilk into another medium bowl. Whisk flour and cornmeal in a third medium bowl. Dip seasoned shrimp briefly in buttermilk, then coat with flour mixture.
  3. Work in batches to fry shrimp, stirring occasionally until golden brown and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per batch. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  4. Open rolls and spread cut sides with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and shrimp.
  5. Spike with hot sauce, if desired, and serve with potato chips or crispy french fries.

Serves 4

Beverage pairing: Pinot gris or an American-style pale ale

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Alaska spot shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornmeal, medium ground
  • 4 (8-inch) crusty French rolls, split lengthwise
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Dill pickles
  • Mayonnaise
  • Hot sauce