April 10th, 2015

Onion Ring Shrimp Po Boy with Creamy Creole Sauce

If you ask me, a shrimp po boy sandwich with a side of crispy onion rings is just about the perfect meal. It’s not the sort of meal that’s easy to find here in Colorado, at least not the shrimp po boy part, so I spend a lot more time thinking about it than actually eating it.

But that all changed when I decided to combine my favorite sandwich and side into one tasty meal–the Onion Ring Shrimp Po Boy with Creamy Creole Sauce.

Onion Ring Shrimp Po Boy with Creamy Creole Sauce

To make this meal quick and easy, I used one of my favorite frozen sides from Alexia Foods. Until I tried Alexia Onion Rings with Panko Breading and Sea Salt, onion rings just weren’t one of those things I ever cooked at home. Let me tell you, these are some tasty onion rings, made with premium, all-natural ingredients, just like all of Alexia’s frozen sides.

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In addition to these perfectly crispy onion rings, Alexia has a whole range of frozen French fries and vegetables, including sweet potato fries–another favorite at our house! When I’m trying to get a full, balanced meal on the table for my teenagers, these are the kind of easy side dishes I rely on. And because Alexia frozen sides are creatively crafted with real ingredients, we never feel like our side dish is just a second thought to the main entrée.

Onion Ring Shrimp Po Boy with Creamy Creole Sauce

Of course, there’s no reason an Alexia frozen side can’t become the star of your main dish, like the onion rings in this delicious, deconstructed shrimp po boy. Shrimp is an often overlooked staple for quick, week-night meals, but it actually cooks up faster than almost any other protein, so it’s a great choice when you need to get dinner ready in a hurry. Just don’t forget to thaw frozen shrimp if that’s what you’re using.

The onion rings replace the bread in this recipe, and since the breading offers a great crunch, there’s no need to use breaded shrimp. With some pre-packaged salad greens and a simple sauce, you can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! The best part is–this meal made me feel like I was eating in a restaurant, but it couldn’t have been any easier to make.

Onion Ring Shrimp Po Boy with Creamy Creole Sauce

Onion Ring Shrimp Po Boy with Creamy Creole Sauce

Preparation 10 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:20

Ingredients

  • 1 (13.5 oz.) package Alexia Onion Rings with Panko Breading and Sea Salt
  • 1 pound medium to large shrimp, uncooked, peeled and deveined (thawed if using frozen)
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 6 cups salad mix or shredded lettuce

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons horseradish
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Bake onion rings according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the shrimp and toss with the Creole seasoning.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp is pink, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat immediately, being careful not to overcook.
  5. Dived the cooked onion rings between 4 plates. Top each with greens and shrimp. Drizzle the sauce over top.

Be sure to check out the other great ideas for quick and easy week-night dinners on the Alexia Foods website, like Cheesy Taco Potato Puff Casserole and Chicken Paella with French Green Beans.

Alexia Foods offers frozen potatoes, appetizers, breads and side dishes with minimal, but distinctive, real ingredients that serve-up exceptional taste. Alexia frozen sides are a delicious addition to a balanced meal with that little something extra and can be ready in 25 minutes—or less. Sign up for Alexia’s Club 350 newsletter for more great meal inspiration!

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