With only a few days to go until the Fourth of July, I've been finalizing my menu for our holiday cook-out. With the hot and humid weather we've been having, I've decided to keep things simple with quick and easy grilled favorites, and cool refreshing drinks and desserts. This is what I have so far and who knows what else I will be adding. Bon Appetit!
Spicy Cajun Dogs
Spicy BBQ Sauce
4 poboy rolls or hot dog buns
4 tsp.'s Creole mustard
Pickled jalapeno slices
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Grill sausage for 10 to 15 minutes on each side on a medium hot grill. Baste with BBQ sauce before and after flipping. Grill buns for 5 minutes on indirect heat. Top with mustard, jalapeno slices, onions, and cheese.
Spicy Cajun Boiled Crabs
Mama's Macaroni Salad
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. or more, Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Few shakes of Tabasco
8 oz.'s macaroni, cooked and rinsed
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
In a large bowl, stir mayonnaise, milk. vinegar, parsley, salt, Cajun seasoning, and Tabasco until well mixed. Add macaroni, onions, bell peppers, and celery. Toss until well blended and chill until ready to serve.
Cajun Grilled Corn on the Cob
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cold water
1 small can (6 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
Lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs for garnish
In 2 qt.saucepan, bring the 3 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, and steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour into a 3 quart pitcher and stir in lemon concentrate and cold water and mix well. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs.
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