I have always loved New Orleans as a city. Not only is it one of the most fun places to visit (only good things can happen on a street named after bourbon) but it also has the some of the best seafood in the world. I took a holiday there last year and gained so much weight for the simple reason that it is impossible to stop eating literally ALL the great food that city has to offer.
I could spend my whole life writing blog posts about food recommendations in New Orleans but I won’t boar you (seriously though check out Dat Dog, it’s incredible) so instead I’ll tell you my fondest food memory while on holiday; discovering the Po’boy.
A Po’boy is a submarine sandwich filled with meaty joy and served on bread with a crisp crust and a fluffy center. Very few things will blow your mind like a New Orleans shrimp Po’boy and the other night I had a dinner party and decided to bring some hot Louisiana flavor to my Toronto kitchen, and serve up some Po’boy’s and home made curly fries (which turned into just normal fries after a few burned attempts)
I seasoned the shrimp well in spices and herbs and left them overnight to marinate. Then on the day of the dinner party I dipped my seasoned shrimp lightly in buttermilk, then coated them with flour mixture and fried those bad boys up.
Like I mentioned the homemade curly fires didn’t curl as much as they burned so I quickly shoved some frozen fries in the deep friar and no one seemed to notice, probably because they were all over taken with emotion upon seeing my Po’boy’s.
My Po’Boy’s were “dressed” as they say in Louisiana, so it had the works including lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise. I also bought some authentic Louisiana hot sauce for anyone who was brave enough to try it.
They tasted great, all we needed was some blues music in the background and a bottle of whiskey and I would of sworn we were all in New Orleans.