These easy Shrimp Po’ Boy tacos are ready in 20 minutes or less, with just a few ingredients.
Why you’ll love it: It’s an easy, high protein recipe
How long it takes: 20 minutes
Equipment you’ll need: skillet, cooking utensil, sharp knife, bowls, measuring utensils
There’s nothing like Shrimp Po’ Boy tacos to to transport you to New Orleans. Shrimp Po’ Boy tacos are the ultimate dish for seafood lovers on a low carb diet or those just looking for an easy 20-minute dish to make! Tender shrimp drizzled with creamy, spicy sauce topped on lettuce and a soft tortilla is a must-have.
What Are Shrimp Po’ Boy Tacos?
This Southern favorite originated in Louisiana in the early 1920s. When Streetcar drivers went on strike, the Martin brothers, Benny and Clovis vowed to feed them free of charge. The brothers created the Po’ Boy (originally called Poor Boy) to feed the drivers.
The Shrimp Po’ Boy tacos is our twist on the classic Louisiana Po’ Boy Sandwich with golden fried shrimp, crisp shredded lettuce and homemade remoulade sauce.
Who Is Howard Schultz?
Howard Schultz is an entrepreneur that took charge of Starbucks in the 1980s and transformed the regional coffee company into a global brand with international name recognition. Howard Schultz expanded Starbucks from 11 stores to more than 30,000 worldwide and made it a community hub for many Americans. Today, Howard Schultz has a net worth of 5.4 billion.
How To Make Shrimp Po’ Boy Tacos?
Lettuce: Crisp lettuce is the foundation of the recipe. I love the shredded lettuce, but you can use iceberg or romaine lettuce as well. Either one will work.
Remoulade Sauce: Using minced garlic, ketchup, lemon juice, Cajun seasoning, Dijon mustard and mayo we’ll show you how to make an easy, Louisiana-style remoulade. It’s great sauce for Po’ Boy sandwiches and crab cakes, or a dip for artichokes or fried green tomatoes!
Flour Tortillas: A delectably yummy Mexican staple. They are a fundamental part of so many delicious Mexican dishes, from tacos to burritos to quesadillas to enchiladas, tortilla chips, fajitas, oh the list goes on and on!
Shrimp: You don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying these Shrimp Po’ Boy Tacos, you get healthy protein with lots of flavor!
Fun Facts About Howard Schultz
- His parents were considered “working poor.”
- Schultz was the quarterback of his high school football team.
- He received a football scholarship from Northern Michigan University and majored in communications.
- His first job out of college was at a ski lodge.
- Schultz first discovered Starbucks in 1981 during his first trip to Seattle.
- His initial attempt at getting hired at Starbucks in 1982 backfired.
- He has Italy to thank for his success.
The BEST Cajun Shrimp Po’ Boy Tacos and Starbucks
There's nothing like a Shrimp Po' Boy taco to transport you to New Orleans in 20-minutes or less.
In a bowl, mix the Chesapeake Bay seasoning and the uncooked shrimp.
Transfer the shrimp to a zip lock back and mix with flour.
Fry shrimp until golden brown. While shrimp are frying, mix the Remoulade Sauce.
To make the Remoulade Sauce, mix the Cajun seasoning, minced garlic, ketchup, mayo, lemon juice and Dijon mustard in a bowl.
Add the Remoulade Sauce to two flour tortillas, then top with lettuce and shrimp. Add additional Remoulade Sauce to the top of the shrimp for extra flavor.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 551
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 29g45%
- Saturated Fat 5g25%
- Cholesterol 139mg47%
- Sodium 977mg41%
- Total Carbohydrate 47g16%
- Sugars 3g
- Protein 25g50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.