Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spicy Cajun Burgers + Bayou Blues

Last night was a blast! The weekend was finally here and I went with a group of friends to the T.G.I.F Downtown Alive block party to celebrate the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend. Something that Cajuns love to do! We got a great parking space, which is no easy feat, at this event. On our way to Parc Sans Souci, I spotted an old friend on the patio at Stan's Nightclub and Grille. I decided to stop and visit with the table of four, who were ordering some fabulous Cajun cuisine. 

 Suddenly, I was famished and I ordered my favorite item on the menu, Shrimp En Brochette w/ a house salad. Sinfully delicious! Just as we finished dinner, a band was starting to play in the club, so we all decided to move over and listen to some good old bayou blues. Let the good times roll. cher! Hope that all of my bloggie friends are having a fun weekend, too!

Melanie Foreman and Spellbound


Spicy Cajun Burgers
2 lbs. lean ground chuck 
2 tbs. Cajun seasoning
2 tbs.'s minced garlic
1 or 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Salt to taste

Place meat and all other ingredients in large bowl and mix gently, but thoroughly. Shape meat mixture into 6 patties and cover with foil and chill for one or more hours. Preheat gas grill on medium- high heat or charcoal grill on medium- high and cook for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, for medium. Baste buns with melted butter and grill to the side for 5 minutes to toast. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles and enjoy, cher! Ca cest bon!


Nancy said...

I love that you share your wonderful food with us. It is very appreciated. What a fun place to live. Reminds me of that song... "Down on the Bayou"

Kat said...

Gosh, that burger looks good. What a fun weekend for you. We had our grands here from Pittsburgh and we built fires and played outside. It was lots of fun, but this ole gal is wore out!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Fabulous!!!! Can't wait to try this one!!!! You lead such a lovely life!!! ~Janine XO

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You are the best bloggie friend a girl could have!!! Love you! Janine XO

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I'm afraid my weekend has been rather tame compared to yours, (a tad envious, I might add). Burgers sound great.

Marguerite said...

Lover- I love to share everything about the Cajun culture, but especially the food because it is so, so good! Thanks for your kind comments.

Thanks Kat! So glad that you had fun with the grand kids.

Marguerite said...

Janine- "Flattery will get you everywhere", cher! lol Thanks so much for your flattering comments.

Thanks Elizabeth- Every weekend is a blast in Cajun Country, mainly because people get together and cook up some fun. The "joie de vivre" is contagious.

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