Prawn and scallop sandwich

Prawn and scallop sandwich on a warm summer evening

I was inspired this morning to make this prawn and scallop sandwich after watching Quirky Katie Quinn on her YouTube channel. She was sharing her experience of a Po’ Boy in New Orleans. 

Katie Quinn

I’ve been following Katie for a few years and always enjoyed her stories. Katie was sharing where to get a good Po’ Boy in New Orleans with her BF Connor. 

Is this a Po’ Boy?

Now I’m not suggesting for a moment that I’ve made a Po’ Boy. I really don’t have a good enough grasp of American culinary history to suggest that I could replicate something like that. Instead, I figured I could just sautée some prawns and scallops and put it into a baguette with some lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli. 

Prawn and scallop sandwich with tomato and lettuce and garlic aioli Gary Lum
Prawn and scallop sandwich with tomato and lettuce and garlic aioli

I noticed in Katie’s video that the prawns and oysters were crumbed and deep fried. I’d love to do that but I’m too lazy and sautéing in butter is good enough for me. 

Did you know scallops have blue eyes?

I did eat this with some regret. A year or so ago, my friend Jennifer who blogs ate Little Monster Girl mentioned she doesn’t eat scallops because, amongst other things, they have blue eyes. You can search for scallop eyes in Google and check it out. I said to Jennifer I’d refrain from eating scallops but I couldn’t help myself today when I saw them in the display cabinet at the delicatessen section at Coles.

How did the sandwich taste?

As you’d expect, seafood, fresh bread, crispy lettuce and fresh tomato. What more could you want? It tasted great. 

Parting words

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12 Responses

  1. I’m so sorry I learned about the blue eyes, because I love scallops! I also love shrimp, but I’ve always thought it seemed weird on a bun. Your sandwich sounds good though. I think if I toasted or grilled the bread, I might like it.

  2. I’m a fiend for sandwiches! We travelled to Louisiana and had a few po boys. To be honest they were really bready and a bit out of proportion with the thick bread (surprising because Americans generally have a lot of filling).

    1. I prefer more filling. I think that’s why I like wraps. But wraps aren’t really sandwiches. Bánh mì forever I say 😃😃😃😋😋😋

  3. Sounded like a great cooling kind of food for this kind of weather. Frying is always not the healthiest option, and I think you know it so sauteed was a good choice 😉 I googled blue eyes scallop. They do really have blue eyes. So beautiful.

    Also, good choice with the garlic aioli sauce. It sounded not too overpowering with the seafood 😀

    1. Thanks Mabel. It was a delicious sandwich and it was relatively quick and easy to cook.
      It was a warm but dry day yesterday so something like that sandwich worked well.

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