Monday, February 16, 2009

Mardi Gras Slaw with Cajun Hush Puppies

This delicious side dish is perfect for the Mardi Gras season. In keeping with the Mardi Gras colors, purple, green, and gold, it adds a festive touch to any celebration. And the Cajun hush puppies are sweet morsels of buttery cornbread that seem to melt in your mouth. Both go perfectly with the Creole Stuffed Catfish or Bourbon Street Fried Shrimp. Enjoy!

 Mardi Gras  Slaw

1/2 head green cabbage
1/2 head purple cabbage
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
2 tbs.'s red wine vinegar
2 tbs.'s fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup mayonaise
1 tbs. horseradish
2 tsp.'s Cajun seasoning
Salt to taste

Shred the cabbage in food processor. Place shredded cabbage, chopped onion and peppers in large bowl, and mix well. In separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and blend with a wire whisk. Add to cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Chill. Serves 6

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 Cajun Hush Puppies
1 (1/2) cups yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp.'s baking powder
2 eggs
1  jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup milk
Oil for frying

Mix cornmeal, sugar, seasonings, baking powder, and flour in large bowl.
Add the eggs, first, then the milk, and chopped jalapenos and mix well.
With a melon scoop, drop by scoopfuls into hot oil, in a cast iron
skillet. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.



Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

Deb said...

Hi,

I just found your blog and love it. I will be visiting often. Happy Mardi Gras!

Deb