Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cajun Christmas Party Preview

Well, it's only 2 weeks till Christmas, ya'll, so I am planning my holiday party menus.  I'll soon be entertaining guests for a gift exchange party and then again on Christmas Eve. I've decided to liven up the menu with some new spicy appetizers and I'll be adding several fabulous seafood dishes to my Christmas Eve buffet, as well. This is what I have so far and they are all sinfully delicious and are sure to please your family and guests. Desserts will be on a separate post. Cest bon, cher! Bon appetit!


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Spicy Creole Crab Balls

1 lb. lump crabmeat, picked over
1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
1 large egg
1/4 cup mayo
1 tsp. Creole seasoning
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
2 tbs.'s chopped bell pepper
2 tbs.'s chopped green onions
Vegetable oil for frying

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the egg mayo, Creole seasoning Worcestershire sauce, and Creole mustard. Add crabmeat and mix gently. Add cracker crumbs evenly. Stir in the peppers and green onions. Form the mixture into 3 inch balls. ( I used a melon scoop) and place on a large cookie sheet and chill for 1 hour. Deep fry at 350 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with my Creole Tartar Sauce. Fab!

Cajun Christmas Party Preview

(click on recipe title to view recipe)

 Cajun Baked Ham w/ Honey-Mustard Bourbon Glaze






 







Appetizers

 
 Bayou Buffalo Wings 

  Shrimp Remoulade
  
 Spicy Cajun Party Meatballs 

 Crawfish Spinach Bread Bowl 



Sides 




Muffaletta Pasta Salad 
  
Seafood Jambalaya

Creole Potato Salad  






Breads

Cranberry-Pecan Muffins

 Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins  

 Grandma's Buttermilk Biscuits

 

 Treats

Bourbon Brownies w/ Praline Icing 

Marguerite's Christmas Cookies 

Eggnog Bread Pudding with Cherry Bourbon Sauce

 


Ultimate Cajun Eggnog 

Frozen Pomegranate Margaritas



Hope that ya'll are enjoying the season!  Merci beaucoup for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

4 comments:

Cindy H said...

You know what I want for Christmas? A place at your table! Thanks for so many wonderful recipes. I'm going to make the pecan pie brownies and the Cajun potato salad asap!

Kittie Howard said...

I'd love to dive into those crab balls! And it's cold, brrrr cold here, with another storm coming. Very fortunately -- and kinda weird -- yesterday was like a fall day so joined the masses getting resupplied. Hoping LA weather will be normal for New Year's.

Mona said...

Hey Marguerite,
I am always excited to see a new blog post from you..I do love some Cajun food..We are having Jambalaya for Christmas get together. I can probably find some more goodness to cook from your blog...Hope you have a Merry Christmas..
Love, Mona

Linda Starr said...

I love crab cakes, these crab balls look delicious, Gary is allergic so I'd have to eat them all if I made them oh I guess I could invite company, Ha.