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Barbecue Shrimp Po' Boys with Fried Green Tomatoes

- Photo: Jennifer Causey
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active time: 45 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yields: Serves 6

Ingredients

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as Crystal or Tabasco)

2 teaspoons Creole seasoning

1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

6 tablespoons salted butter, divided

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 pound unpeeled raw medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 cup amber beer (such as Abita)

6 French bread hoagie rolls

1/3 cup mayonnaise

3 cups shredded green leaf lettuce

Fried Green Tomatoes

How to Make It

Stir together Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, hot sauce, Creole seasoning, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium. Add garlic, and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add shrimp, and cook 1 minute on each side. Increase heat to high; stir in Worcestershire sauce mixture, and cook, stirring often, just until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet with a slotted spoon.

Add beer to skillet, and cook until reduced by half, about 6 minutes. Add shrimp back to skillet, and toss to coat with sauce. Remove from heat.

Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat. Cut hoagie rolls in half lengthwise; scoop out a small amount of bread from top half. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter, and brush on cut sides of rolls. Broil, cut sides up, until toasted, about 1 minute. Divide mayonnaise and lettuce evenly among bottom halves of rolls; top each with 2 Fried Green Tomatoes. Top tomatoes evenly with shrimp and sauce; cover with roll tops, and serve immediately.

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