It's that time of year again, when crawfish are taking center stage in Cajun country. The season started off a little late this year, due to the unusually cold winter that we had, but we are making up for lost time now. Here's a wonderful quick and easy recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and delight your family and friends. And of course, shrimp may be substituted if you can't get crawfish. Out of this world, cher! Bon appetit!
Spicy Creole Crawfish Cakes
1 lb. crawfish tails
2 tbs.'s light mayo
1 tbs. Creole or Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. or more, Creole seasoning
Salt to taste
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbs.'s olive oil
Flour for dusting
In large bowl, combine all ingredients, except flour and oil, and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes. Shape into 8 patties and lightly dust with flour. Heat oil, in large nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with horseradish sauce. (photo courtesy of Google)
1/2 cup light sour cream
4 tbs.'s light mayo
1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
2 tbs.'s lemon juice
2 tbs.'s prepared horseradish
Few shakes Tabasco sauce
1 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
Pinch of sugar
Combine all ingredients in bowl and chill until ready to serve.*****
It was another great Cajun weekend, filled with fun from start to finish. We kicked it off a little early this week, at the first concert of the Spring season at Rockin' on the River, in River Ranch.
T.K. Hulin and Smoke, with special guest Charlene Howard, entertained the crowd. The swanky sounds of Swamp Pop and Rock n' Roll filled the air, as a crowd gathered in the Town Square.
Here's a clip I took of the action on the dance floor. There was some nitty-gritty jitter-buggin' going on, yeah, cher. The mostly, Boomer crowd loved this band, and everyone had a bon' ton'!
Then, on Saturday, it was on to the Hot Sauce Festival, in New Iberia. This fun festival celebrates hot sauce and there were booths selling every kind of hot sauce that you can imagine.
And of course, as with any festival in Southwest Louisiana, there was great, live Cajun and Zydeco music and food. This crawfish poboy was my fave and hit the spot with a cold beer.
And here's a little clip that I took of all the fun on the dance floor.Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, were really jammin and movin' the crowd. Oh, the life of a Cajun is oh so fun!
What did you do for fun over the weekend? Hope ya'll passed a good time!
Wishing you all a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!