Here's a fast and easy recipe for a fabulous, Cajun-Style loaf of French bread. It's bold and rich flavor pairs well with just about everything and it freezes well, too. I like to make up several loaves at a time, to keep on hand in the freezer, and serve as a delicious appetizer when guests drop in. When I tell you that this bread is out of this world, then you know that I mean it, cher! Cest bon!
1 (14 oz.) loaf French bread
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 medium onion, chopped fine
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup light mayo
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbs. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. or more Cajun seasoning
Cut bread in half, lengthwise and brush melted butter evenly onto bread halves.
Stir together onion, jalapeno pepper, and the next 6 ingredients, and spread mixture evenly over buttered bread halves. sprinkle evenly with the Cajun seasoning. Slice each half into 8 (1 inch) pieces.
Place, buttered sides up, on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle evenly with Cajun seasoning.
Let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy!
Cajun Fun on the Swamp
After a delectable breakfast of crab meat omelettes, bacon, and biscuits, we headed out to the levee, on the beautiful Atchafalaya Basin, to see if we could find some fun. We didn't have to look too far before we found this group, having a few cold ones on the porch, at Basin Landing
Adjacent to the store at Basin Landing is Turtle's Bar and we found another group of friends in there, as well. Turtles is a quaint little place, where friends often meet on the weekends, to visit or take a nice boat ride on the swamp. Plus, they have the coldest beer on the levee.
It's filled with interesting memorabilia and signs and has a retro jukebox. This preserved alligator head on the bar, caught my attention and lovely Spring flowers filled vintage containers, like this antique bathtub.
After having a few cold drinks, it was time to go to the Sunday afternoon dance at Whiskey River Landing, which is just a short distance away, either by car or boat. Whiskey River is a dance hall and a boat landing, famous for it's Sunday afternoon dances and tours of the basin.
There was already a good crowd, when we arrived and we could hear the highly seasoned, Cajun music from outside. The hot as Tabasco, "High Performance Band" was rockin' the crowd and there was some nitty-gritty dancin, going on! Oh yeah, cher!
Here's a little clip that I took of the fun going on, on the dance floor. The audio is not the best quality, since I was standing too close to the speakers, at times, but it will give you an idea of the electricity that was bouncing off the dance floor. Let the good times roll cher!
High Performance Band
Hope ya'll have a fantastic weekend, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for coming by!