Monday, June 30, 2014

Cajun Fourth of July Preview

 Here are a few of the delectable recipes that we'll be preparing for the 4th. Sure to please your family and guests and totally worth the calories, cher! Bon Appetit!

Cajun Muffaletta Dip










Spicy Cajun Crab Dip







Cajun Grilled Chicken Wings




Cajun BBQ Chicken w/ Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Chicken breasts, thighs, legs,
or 1 whole cut-up chicken 
Cajun rub, (recipe below)
Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
   
Rub spice mixture into chicken, then shake on Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce on both sides and cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat grill and grill  on medium heat,  for about 30 to 40 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Baste often with BBQ sauce. Scrumptious!
 
Bourbon BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup bourbon
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup cane syrup
2 tbs.'s Creole or Dijon mustard
1 tbs. Liquid Smoke
1 tbs. or more, chipotle sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbs.'s onion, minced
Salt and Tabasco to taste
Combine bourbon and sugar in saucepan and heat and stir on medium heat, until sugar melts.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a little water, if needed. Use as a basting sauce and make extra for dipping. Finger lickin' good!

Cajun Rub
2 tsb.'s salt
1 tbs. cayenne pepper
1 tbs. black pepper
2 tbs.'s smoky paprika
2 tbs.'s garlic powder
2 tbs.'s onion powder
1 tbs. dried parsley
1 tbs. dried thyme

Combine all in food processor and pulse until well blended. Store any remaining rub in an airtight container.



 Cajun Rice Dressing









Loaded Baked Potato Salad



Spicy Saints Burgers









Creole Summer Salad











Cajun Grilled Corn on the Cob









Happy 4th ya'll! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!

8 comments:

Linda Starr said...

I've yet to have any corn on the cob this year looking forward to it and all that spicy dishes look superb. Happy fourth to you early.

Linda Starr said...

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Eddie Bluelights said...

All very enticing ~ guess I'll be with you for 4th July . . . lol
Cheers ~ Eddie

Pam said...

It all looks delicious and perfect for the 4th! We all love Cajun food, but never have it on the 4th! That will have to change this year! Thanks for the recipes and Happy 4th!

Big Dude said...

A great line up as always.

Ann said...

omg...publish your address and i'll be there!!! lol!!!
thanks so much for sharing these...

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Paprika! That's what I forgot in my rib dry rub on the 4th. All looks fabulous as usual.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I was so happy to see you are still here, but last post in June? You are overdue! Hope to catch up with you more soon, I've missed you!