Friday, March 5, 2010

Shrimp Po' Boys & Hurricanes

If anyone asks me "What is the best trip you've ever taken?", I know immediately what to answer. In case you hadn't guessed from the title of my post, my best trip ever was to New Orleans. It was a fantastic trip with awesome friends, food, drinks and culture. It would be hard to walk along Bourbon Street and not get caught up in the party atmosphere. We indulged in jambalaya, po' boys and hurricanes a plenty. My favorite meal was at one of the hotels - I had a cornish hen stuffed with potatoes and wild rice. It was amazing! And for dessert......Bananas Foster. Hands down, the most delicious concoction ever! I was a little nervous when the waiter fired up the rum and bananas table side, but it was well worth it. I ate every bite and left the restaurant with my eyebrows in tact. So do yourself a favor, get to New Orleans at some point in your life. It's quite an experience, both food and fun wise. This particular meal was something I whipped up to reminisce about my trip. I can't compare what I have made to New Orleans' cuisine, but it turned out pretty great!
Shrimp Po' Boys(Serves 2)
20 medium cooked, cleaned shrimp, tails removed
1/2 -3/4 cup of bread crumbs
1/8 TSP of white pepper
1/4 TSP ground mustard
1/4 TSP Salt
2 TBSP  Frank's Hot Sauce
3 TBSP olive oil( for frying)
2  Italian or French Bread  Hoagie stye rolls ( I made a french loaf in the bread maker)
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, sliced 
4 TBSP  Horseradish Sauce
4 TBSP  Spicy Mustard
1 TSP Frank's Hot Sauce 
Mix bread crumbs,pepper,ground mustard, salt and hot sauce in a Ziploc and add shrimp. Shake bag until shrimp is completely coated. Heat oil in a medium pan and shrimp. Remove shrimp when golden brown. To make sauce, mix horseradish sauce, spicy mustard and hot sauce. Spread on rolls, then add lettuce, tomato and shrimp.

How to Make a Hurricane
4  oz Pineapple Juice
4 oz Orange Juice
1 oz light rum
1 oz dark rum
1 splash of Grenadine for color
1 splash of Rose's Sweet Lime juice
( You can always add more alcohol if you like them stronger)  

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