Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cajun Christmas Eve Party Buffet

With only one week to go until Christmas Eve, I have been trying to finalize my menu for my Christmas Eve party buffet. I like to have an assortment of family favorites served in a casual buffet style and let guests help themselves whenever they choose. Here is what I have so far, and I'm sure that I'll be adding a few more along the way. Bon Appetit!

Appetizers

Crawfish Spinach Bread Bowl 

Spicy Sausage Bites w/ Cheesy Beer Dip

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Dip w/ Mini Croissants

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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 crab meat 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!

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Sides

Muffaletta Pasta Salad

Cajun Crab and Corn Casserole  









 Sausage Cornbread Dressing

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole



 Cajun String Bean Casserole

Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce









And I'll also be serving my Cajun Ham w/Honey Mustard Bourbon Glaze, which may be baked in the oven or prepared in your crock pot. So easy in the crock pot and frees up the oven for other delights. Cest bon, cher, and guaranteed to please your family and guests.


And a batch of my heavenly Peppermint Martinis. Enjoy!



Hope you all are having a wonderful, fun-filled week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by! Cheers, cher!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS YA'LL

4 comments:

Kittie Howard said...

Good thing I've had breakfast or I'd be diving into the screen! Saved the crab and corn casserole recipe for later! Joining one of my sisters and her family near Asheville for Christmas. Honestly can't wait! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and life's blessings are yours in 2015 and beyond!

Big Dude said...

Looks like a fantastic spread for your lucky guests.

rosaria williams said...

Oh Yes! Most appetizing! Happy Holidays.

Linda Starr said...

It all look so delicious, I recently made some cranberries with pineapple and very little sugar and now I see your recipe has jalapeno in it, hum I may add some peppers to mine this next time

happy holidays to you and yours