Po'Boy Sandwich and made with bell peppers, homemade fried shrimp and a spice kick.
Course dinner, lunch
Keyword mac and cheese, Po Boy, Seafood, shrimp
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Servings 4-6 servings
Author Lyuba Brooke
10ozdry elbow macaroni
1/4 to 1/2tspcayenne pepper
2-3 cups vegetable oil for frying
Mac and Cheese:
1lg red bell peppercleaned and sliced thin
1 1/2cupswhole milk
1/4tap cayenne pepper
8ozshredded Monterrey Jack cheese
Heat frying oil to 350. Prepare a plate with a paper towel over it.
Prepare two shallow bowls. In one bowl, mix buttermilk and hot sauce. In another bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
Wash shrimp and pat them dry with a paper towel.
Batter shrimp by dredging them in flour mixture first, then in buttermilk, and then again in flour mixture.
Fry shrimp in batches (or all at the same time, depending on the size of the pot used for frying) for about 4 minutes, until they are golden brown. Take shrimp out with a metal slotted spoon onto the prepared paper towel.
Cook pasta while preparing shrimp. Drain and set aside in a big bowl.
In a sauce pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add sliced bell pepper and cook until softened.
Sprinkle flour over the peppers and mix well. While mixing, start slowly adding milk. Keep mixing and add paprika, cayenne pepper and some salt.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until it starts to thicken.
Add the cheeses while slowly stirring (leave a little bit of Mozzarella for topping). Keep stirring slowly until all smooth. Taste to see if you need to add more salt.
Mix cheese sauce into pasta.
Fold in shrimp. Transfer into a lightly greased casserole dish. (1.5 - 2 quart dish will work.) Spread some shredded Mozzarella on top.
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.
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