Shrimp and potatoes are lightly grilled in this easy Po Boy Potato salad!
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Last summer, the bottom of our 11-year-old grill fell out. It was the best day ever! I had wanted a new grill but my ever-practical husband refused to buy a new one while our old one still worked. The day we kicked that old grill to the curb, I raced to the hardware store to buy a shiny new grill. I instantly found myself in front of the most expensive model: a gleaming and large grill with 6 burners. It had two gas burners on the outside, too. It was so fancy that even the knobs were impressive. Well, we didn’t get that grill—we settled for a model a few notches below.
Although I hate to admit it, our grill might be just a tad too fancy for us. A few weeks ago I was all set to grill up the shrimp for this easy Po’ Boy Potato Salad, but the it wouldn’t light. We had just filled up the tank, but I knew it was possible that I left the valve open (I have been known to do really stupid things like that). I got a new tank and the grill still wouldn’t light. We searched and researched. We scratched our heads and puzzled with this puzzler. I was about to dial the number for the manufacturer when I noticed a small button in the shape of a battery. Can you see where I’m going with this? Two AA batteries later, our grill was hot and ready to do its job. I learned a valuable lesson: sometimes simplicity is best…except when we are talking potato salad!
This Po’ Boy Potato Salad is outrageously good! A perfect summer food. The potatoes are parboiled, and then both the potatoes and the shrimp are tossed with seasoning and Mazola® Corn Oil. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that corn oil helps lower cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil. It has more cholesterol-blocking plant sterols than other cooking oils, almost 4X more than olive oil!
Mazola Corn Oil also has a high smoke point, making it a great all-purpose cooking oil you can use for everything from sautéing to grilling to baking. With its neutral taste, it allows the flavors from the seasoning to take center stage.
I grilled both the potatoes and the shrimp for this salad. Grilling lends a nice smoky flavor. Plus, it keeps your kitchen cool during these warm months. After tossing the potatoes and the shrimp with a simple dressing, this side dish is ready to be served! I would almost call it a meal all on its own. I promise this Po’ Boy Potato Salad will be a hit all summer long.
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Grilled Po Boy Potato Salad
This easy po boy potato salad features both grilled shrimp and potatoes for slightly smokey flavor that will compliment any bbq!
- 1 16 oz uncooked jumbo shrimp
- 3 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil, divided
- 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
- 3 lbs salad potatoes
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoon mayo
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Splash lemon juice
- Parsley for garnish
- Soak wooden skewers (8-10) in water for 30 minutes.
- Boil potatoes for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Meanwhile, remove shells from shrimp. Toss shrimp with 1 tablespoon oil and seasoning. Thread shrimp onto soaked skewers.
- Toss potatoes with 2 tablespoon of Mazola Corn Oil, salt and pepper. Grill potatoes for 4-6 minutes per side or until grill marks appear. Remove and let cool until easy to handle.
- Add skewered shrimp to the grill. Grill 2-3 minutes per side. Remove, let cool.
- Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces. Chop shrimp and add to potatoes along with tomatoes and lettuce.
- In a bowl, combine mayo, yogurt, mustard, salt and juice. Toss with potatoes. Sprinkle with parsley.
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