Everyday Mom's Meals: New Smyrna Living

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Smyrna Living

As many of you already know, we once again took our annual family vacation to New Smyrna Beach, Florida...loving every single minute!

For 3 weeks in June/July, we played in the waves, swam in the crystal clear pool, felt the sand between our toes, and most of all, enjoyed time together as a family, just the the three of us. 

One of our favorite things to take full advantage of while we are just yards away from the Atlantic Ocean is the incredibly fresh and delicious seafood! I love sending the boys to the local seafood market and knowing what they bring home just came in on the boat that morning! You can't get much better than that! And we've really learned over the years that for what it would cost for one meal at a restaurant, we can buy enough to feed all three of us, leaving us so full we could burst! 

This year one of the things I decided to make were Po'Boy Sandwiches because we got such an incredible deal on shrimp. They were practically giving the stuff away! 

If you have had an traditional Po'Boy down in Louisiana, you know just how delicious they are. Now I've never been lucky enough to experience the "real" thing, but Mr. Everyday has, and he said these were close...very close. They make a tasty, quick weeknight supper for summer. Plus, even if you're not getting the deal we did on shrimp, they allow you to make a little go a long way, so they make a seafood treat economical. 

We are still trying to get back into the swing of things...and we've been home two weeks! But hey, three weeks on the beautiful beach will do that to you, and the recovery is 100% worth it!

Shrimp Po' Boys Adapted from Simply Recipes
1 lb. medium shrimp, shelled, deveined and tails off
1 1/2 c. flour
1 TBS Cajun seasoning
1 TBS Old Bay seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
Iceberg lettuce
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced dill pickles
Hoagie buns

1/4 c. whole grain mustard
1 1/4 c. mayo
1 tsp. dill pickle juice
1 tsp. hot sauce
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1-2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 TBS Old Bay seasoning

In a small bowl whisk together all ingredients for sauce. Mix well. Set in fridge to chill for about an hour. In a medium bowl combine flour, 1 TBS each Cajun and Old Bay seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix well. Dredge shrimp in flour and set on a plate for about 5 minutes. Heat oil over medium in a large pot or deep sided skillet. Fry shrimp in small batches for about 5-7 minutes each. Drain shrimp on paper towels. To assemble sandwiches, spread sauce on both sides of bun. Line with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. Divide shrimp evenly among sandwiches, about five or six each. Makes 5 sandwiches

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