Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spicy Cajun Appetizers + Bayou Boogie

Here are a few more spicy Cajun appetizers that are perfect for munching on while you're watching the play-offs or anytime that you want a sinfully delicious treat.  The cheesy spinach bread is so quick and easy to prepare and the crab and artichoke dip is out of this world! Both are sinfully delicious and worth the calories, cher! Enjoy!

 Parmesan Spinach Bread

1/2 stick butter, melted
1 cup half and half
8 ounces shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 small can sliced portobello mushrooms, (optional)
1 onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsb. or more Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 loaf French bread, split in half, lengthwise

Melt butter in medium saucepan and add onions, peppers, mushrooms, and seasonings and saute for 10 minutes. Add the spinach and half and half and heat and stir till bubbly. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add half of the cheeses and stir until melted.


Spread mixture evenly on both sides of French bread and top with remaining cheese. Place on cookie sheet, cheese side up and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes or until bubbly. Slice into 1/2 inch slices and arrange on a serving platter.


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Spicy Crab and Artichoke Spread

1 lb. lump crab meat, picked over
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
1/4 lb. Pepper Jack cheese, grated
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Tabasco sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mayonaise
2 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped

Combine the crabmeat, garlic, jalapenos, Pepper Jack,Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, and mayonaise in a medium bowl. Toss gently until just mixed.

Spoon mixture into a lightly greased baking dish. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and parsley over top of the crabmeat mixture. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving with mini toasts.


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I'll be sharing these at ~
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage 

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Bayou Boogie

Here's a little clip of a Cajun two step, performed by the High Performance Band in Rayne, Louisiana. The crowd was loving this band and there was a whole lotta two-stepping going on. Crank it up for this one, cher! Merci beaucoup for passing by!


8 comments:

rosaria williams said...

Fabulous!

Big Dude said...

They both look delicious Marguerite and as always, I enjoyed the Cajun music.

Michelle said...

Love some High Performance! And these delicious apps might just help me get over yesterday's loss ;-)
Hope the new year is treating you well!

Jenn said...

Holy Cow . . . I want that bread!

Cloudia said...

This post cures what ails ya!


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Michelle said...

Thank you for linking!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
A little Bayou Boogie and a awesome Cajun Appetizer, what more could you want. Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Gypsy Heart said...

Hmmmm, wish I had both right now!! Thanks so much for sharing ~

xo
Pat