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Shrimp Po’ Boys

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In the spirit of Labor Day I am taking this weekend to do absolutely no work. That’s not true, actually, but I am doing significantly less work than I do on a normal weekend and I have spent the past two days at the beach, floating in the waves, working on my tan sunburn. It has been glorious. I am in heaven.

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Earlier this week the mornings were crisp and the days had a real sense of fall about them. When the heat and mugginess returned on Friday everyone complained, but I was thrilled. Mugginess = summer and I am not ready for summer to end. I will relish all the heat and humidity the world wants to throw my way for the next month because I know all too soon I’ll be floating in a down jacket instead of in the marsh. So with that, I give you a summer sandwich I never want to stop eating for the summer days I never want to end. Po’ boys and 110% humidity forever.

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Shrimp Po’ Boys
from my cookbook, The American Cookbook

2 loaves French bread

One ripe red tomato

8 pieces of bib lettuce

shrimp:

2 dozen shrimp

1 cup/ 130g flour

1 tsp paprika

½ tsp cayenne

½ tsp salt

1 cup panko/ 70g or breadcrumbs

Peanut oil for frying

remoulade:

1 cup/ 220g mayonnaise

¼ cup/ 125g mustard

Juice from ½ lemon

1 oz pickle brine or apple cider vinegar

1 tsp paprika

1 tbsp creamed horseradish

Heat oil to 375F.  Mix together flour, paprika, cayenne, salt, and breadcrumbs.

Rinse and peel shrimp. Dip shrimp in breading and fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on rack.

Combine mayonnaise, mustard, brine, paprika, horseradish, and lemon juice. Smear French bread with remoulade and layer sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and fried shrimp.

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1. How to Be Polite.

2. I’ve never, not once, felt guilty about peeing in the ocean. Is that a thing that people feel guilt about?!?

3. Buzzfeed vs Southern Living on southernisms.

4. My dear friend Aaron started his own food blog this week, Feed the Pan. Check it out- his enthusiasm for food and cooking is unparalleled.

5. There’s something I’d like you to understand about black people: we’re like everyone else. “

6. “Did you just he who smelt it dealt it racism?” (watch until the end. it’s worth it)

7. Nicki Minaj, the feminist. (Beyonce too)

8. I’ve been digging into the storytelling app, Stellar, and loving it.

9. My brother, Daniel, made a beautiful video of his life in Ningbo, China.

10. Dan was watching this last night and I couldn’t help but watching over his shoulder. It’s an important message.

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2. Mary Poppins is a man.

3. Why we don’t see our own typos.

4. PotatoStock.

5. Long live the butterbean.

6. Maybe we’re not the worst AFTER ALL!

7. Alton Brown, Southern icon. “It’s reflected in the fact that to be a Southerner suits everything that I want to be. One, you’re a little batshit crazy. All good Southerners are pretty much kinda mad. I like that. “

8. The butter knife of our dreams.

9. It drives me crazy when companies (big and small) ask me to work for “exposure.” Good on this guy for standing his ground.

10. Becoming a White Ally to Black People (and)

For more tidbits from Elena the person, follow me on twitter (@elenabrent or @biscuitsandsuch), instagrampinterest or facebook. Subscribe to my bloglovin’ feed to make sure you never miss a post. Follow along with MissElenaeous for thoughts on everything other than Southern food.

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