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I Eat My Lunch on the Beach-Seafood Recipes Are Delicious

Updated on December 30, 2016

A Shrimp Poboy Sandwich Seafood Recipes

Lunch on the Beach-Seafood Recipes. This is one of my favorite lunch time sandwiches comes from old seafood recipes of the coast. This is me sitting on my portable chair eating a shrimp poboy and enjoying a Barqs soda. Located down the street from the Gulf is a place called "The Pirate's Cove" they make the best poboys and have seafood recipes that you will never forget. We try to get there a couple of times a month during the winter months, since the weather here is usually in the mid 70's.

The sandwich originated in local taverns about 100 years ago where fishermen would gather for beer. The sandwich was made from local shrimp as a courtesy to patrons and was served as a free sandwich. It came to be known as a "Poor Boy" because it was free. It is now know as a po boy .If you are visiting the Gulf coast just ask anyone where to get a po boy, you will find the best just by asking. Here in the south hospitality is a way of life, you will never meet more helpful folks than in the deep south.

Make Your Own Shrimp Po Boy

A Shrimp Poboy

Make your own Poboy

You will need: 1-12 inch French Roll, Deep fried of pan fried shrimp, mayonnaise, hot peppers, pickle slices, lettuce and tomato slices. Toast or grill the roll after slicing it open, place all of your ingredients onto the open side of the roll, slice in half and enjoy. You may also eat it without the trimming, but down here we call on with all the fixin's "dressed" To order one you would say "I'm fixin' to have a 12 inch shrimp poboy dressed, please. The waitress will respond by saying "Would you like a "coke" with that Darlin'? You would say, Yes. I'll have a Barq's. A coke is the term we use for a carbonated beverage of any kind.

The Best Poboys in Town right across from the beach!

The Best Poboys in Town right across from the beach!
The Best Poboys in Town right across from the beach!

All Y'all Pick Dem up Tonight

All Y'all Pick Dem up Tonight
All Y'all Pick Dem up Tonight


A Muffaletta is another popular southern lunch sandwich. I comes on a round bun rangin anywhere from 2" to 10" in diameter depending on you appetite. I usually has assorted Italian deli meats. Most popularly ham, salami, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, peppers, olive salad, and mayo and mustard. You have to remember we don't worry about calories here, food is meant to be eaten!

Olive salad comes in a jar it is pickles and stored in olive oil. It is a mix of green olive chunks, onions, peppers, chunks of carrot. It can be mild or jalapeno spicy.

Poboy sandwiches

A great little deep fryer for cookin' up all those shrimp and oysters is a must. The raw seafood is dipped into a dry spicy mix of ingredients and deep fried to perfection. The bread is grilled to lightly toast it and it is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo and sometime hot peppers.

My favorite way to eat one is nice and fresh out of the fryer. Although they are good served cold the traditional way to eat one is hot.

Most restaurants on the Gulf Coast serve them with a nice cold root beer beverage. I prefer mine in a nice cold glass bottle.

If you come to the coast you will be asked it you want it dressed. That mean with all the fixings on it. You may also be asked what you want to drink. You will probably be asked what kind of Coke you want. This mean what flavor soda you want.

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    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My husband just did one last week and enjoyed it thoroughly. I think his was more fusion than real.

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      E L Seaton 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      Do Poboys on the river front in Nawlins count? Your lens is making me hungry!!

    • tfsherman lm profile image

      tfsherman lm 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the warning. I may have ordered a coke expecting to get...a coke!

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      5 years ago

      love poboys with a cold barqs.

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      5 years ago

      I live in Naples but I have never had this sandwich! Must try now! :)

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      Lou Martin 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Nope I haven't, but it sounds good!


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