Here's another Cajun favorite that is perfect for when you're craving something sinfully delicious. The spicy flavor of these delectable, fried popcorn shrimp will send you into orbit, cher, and never mind the calories because they are totally worth it! And besides, you can just dance them off! Bon appetit!
Spicy Cajun Popcorn Shrimp
2 lb.'s small shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
In small bowl, whisk together the eggs and wine, and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper. Gradually add the egg mixture,and mix well. Cover the batter and let stand for 30 minutes, at room temperature. Dip the shrimp into the batter and coat well. Heat 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil,in a large heavy skillet, or deep fry at 375 degrees. Fry in small batches for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove with a large slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve with your favorite side dish and a salad. Great as a topping on a dinner salad, too. Cest bon, cher! Fab!
More Cajun Fun - Part II
As promised, here are a few more little clips that I took at last week's, double-header, Downtown Alive concert. The first one is another clip of The Pine Leaf Boys, in which one of my dear friends is dancing her heart out. This one's for you, Nancy!
And this second one is of the Grammy winning, Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Stomp Band. There was definitely a "Chubby Party" going on with some hot Zydeco boogie, too! Crank it up and enjoy!
Tonight, I'll be heading over to River Ranch for the kick-off concert for the Spring 2011', series of "Rockin' on the River". These wonderful free concerts will run each Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm., through May. T.K. Hulin and his fabulous swamp pop band will entertain the crowd and Rouse's Market will be serving up some delicious BBQ and other Cajun faves. Come on out and let the good times roll, cher! See ya'll there! Merci for stopping by!