Saturday, June 19, 2010

Special Fathers Day Menu and Recipes

It's time to put the finishing touches on my Father's Day celebration menu! I will be preparing all of my Dad's faves, and I wanted to share a few of these divinely delicious recipes with ya'll.  Cest bon, cher!

Happy Father's Day!


Father's Day Menu

Cajun BBQ Ribs and Andouille Sausage

Spicy Cajun Shrimp Kabobs ~ Spicy Bayou Crab Cakes ~

Crawfish Pasta Salad
~ Deviled Egg Potato Salad ~ Creole Grilled Veggies ~
Fresh Fruit and Veggie Trays ~

Cajun Cake w/ Peanut Butter Icing
Banana Pudding Pie ~ Creme de Menthe Brownies

Sangria LeBlanc

Cajun BBQ Ribs

4 lbs. pork spareribs
Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce to taste

Trim and clean ribs. Prepare rub. (recipe below) Rub spice mixture into ribs, then shake on Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce on both sides and cover and refrigerate overnight.
Pre heat grill and grill ribs on indirect heat for about 45 to 50 minutes, turning midway. Baste often with BBQ sauce. (recipe below)


2 tsp.'s salt
2 tsp.'s cayenne pepper
2 tsp.'s black pepper
2 tsp.'s paprika
2 tsp.'s garlic powder
2 tsp.'s onion powder
1 tsp. thyme

BBQ Sauce
1 cup ketchup
4 tbs.'s Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. each, yellow mustard and Creole mustard
1/4 cup molasses
6 dashes Tabasco
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, finely chopped

Place all ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Keep warm, until ready to use.

Spicy Bayou Crab Cakes

1 lb. lump crab meat
2 tbs.'s butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 green onions, sliced, including tops
1 tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 egg, beaten lightly
1 tbs. Tony's Creole Seasoning or Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbs. Creole mustard
2 tbs.'s mayonaise
Few shakes Tabasco
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup white cornmeal and
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs, mixed together
Salt to taste
Vegetable oil for frying

Melt the butter in a skillet, and saute onions, garlic, and parsley until soft, and set aside.
In a large bowl, squeeze lemon juice on crab meat and mix gently. In separate bowl, combine sauteed veggie mixture, egg, Tony's or Cajun seasoning, salt, garlic powder, mustard, mayonnaise, and breadcrumb/cornmeal mixture, and mix well. Fold into crab meat, until just mixed. Shape into 4 patties. Pour oil into skillet to a depth of 2 inches. Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown, flip and repeat on other side. So much flavor, with so little effort and worth the calories! Bon Appetit!

Creole Tartar Sauce

1 cup light mayo
1 tbs. Creole mustard
1 tbsp. each, green onions and fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 tsp. minced garlic

Combine all ingredients in medium bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Wishing all of you guys a wonderful Father's Day! Relax and enjoy!
Merci beaucoup for coming by!


starnes family said...

Crawfish pasta salad? Sounds wonderful!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Your Father's Day treat looks very appetising - wonderful - send a piece for me please!! LOL

I think you can tug at your Dad's heart strings if you say something like this in your Father's Day card. (My daughter did it twice to me - made me almost cry).

"Anyone can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy."

or more recently:

Dad's hold their daughter's hands for a while and their hearts forever!"

I bet that filled your lovely green eyes with a few tears, didn't it? LOL

Us dad's think the world of our daughters (and sons for that matter!)

Speak soon - hugs ~ Eddie

A Year on the Grill said...

Oh MY...

You make your own rub... you make your own sauces...

Makes me ask Who's your daddy???

Joanne said...

I notice deviled egg potato salad on your menu. I love deviled eggs at a cookout. They say summer as much as, well, as much as a beautiful front porch! Enjoy your day with your dad!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I bet it's hoooooooooooooot down there! *whew*

I can smell the food all the way from the smoky mountains :)

lakeviewer said...

Yum! I'm hungry, and it's only early morning here; besides, I'm cooking vegan, strictly your sides for me. My husband, though, would love the ribs. Dang, you are putting forth a banquet here. Happy Father's Day to the lovely Cajun Delights Fathers in your life.

Always a pleasure visiting with you.

Alix said...

Will you freaking marry me? I adore your recipes, but it would be even BETTER if you would just come here and cook, cook, cook for me.

Off to print your yummy recipes. Whatever would I do without you, Marguerite?

Kat said...

That crab cake looks delicious. Wishing I had one. Your father must have a sweet tooth!

Marguerite said...

starnes family- Thanks, it is so delicious! I'll be posting the recipe, soon. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Eddie- Merci, cher, I would send you a big plate, if I could! Those are lovely, sweet sentiments, and yes I did get a bit teary eyed. lol But, the way to my Dad's heart is through the sweets that I bake for him! That is what makes him melt!

Dave- My Daddy wrote the book on good BBQ, cher and taught me everything he knew! Thanks for coming by! Cheers!

Joanne- This deviled egg potato salad is fab! It's on my blog and I hope that you try it. That porch was such a syncro and the resemblance was uncanny. Thanks, it was a wonderful day!

Kathryn- Eh fais cheaux. sha! But, as you know, it's par for the course, for the summer, here. Lots of AC, cold drinks and dips in the pool. I just love summer! Thanks, I'll bet you can!

Linda Starr said...

yummy, I love cajun and can't wait to try some of these recipes, the photo is mouth watering.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Mmmm...those ribs look fab...Too bad I didn't check here on Saturday!! Was busy, busy this weekend...but I would have loved to do those ribs for Father's Day...kicking myself for missing this...Hope you are well, dear Marguerite!! Sending you much love, Janine XO

Cloudia said...


you make me hungry, Cheri!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- Thanks so much for your lovely comment, cher! I love Vegan recipes, too, but could not live without my seafood. So glad that you stopped by! Cheers!

Alix- lol, You're such a hoot, cher! I would love to come over and cook for you and Larry, and maybe sip a few Margaritas! Someday! Thanks, so glad you liked them!

Kat- Merci, cher, they're very easy to make! You've got that right! My Dad has a very big sweet tooth and loves desserts!

Linda- Hi and welcome! I'm so glad that you like the recipes and that you stopped by! Thanks so much for your nice comment and again, for
following along!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Gasp. I'm starving. I come here and then immediately have to raid my fridge, which has none of these items.

Nancy said...

What a wonderful feast. The Dad in our house would love to be gifted with this incredible dinner. Kudos!


oh, girl! more fabulous louisiana food! it seems like everytime i drop by your place, it's lunch time [like now and i'm SO hungry!] - but with your mouthwatering posts over here, it's always FOOD time! yum, yum, yummy!!!

have all of you in my thoughts, marguerite!

Marguerite said...

Janine- Merci, cher! Sorry you missed it for F.D., but you can make them anytime and he will love you for it! I guarantee it! Thanks so much for stopping by, mon amie!

Cloudia- It's my pleasure to make you hungry, cher! Aloha and merci for coming by!

Trish- Thanks, my fridge is pretty empty right now, too, after this bash! Eating out this week. lol

Nancy- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment, cher! So glad you liked the menu and recipes and hope that you try them. The crab cakes are fab!

Gypsy- Thanks so much, cher, for the lovely compliment! So glad you enjoy the food posts, too! Merci for your positive thoughts and for stopping by!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sorry I'm late to the party. Hope your Father's Day was grand-- The food sure looks great!

JÄ°VAGO said...

Marguerite,I'm a littel late ,
thank you my dearest kind friend for
these food for me.. belated Happy Father's Day to all your family! Love and hugs

Drick said...

OMG - holy moly - how did I miss this one ... too bad, I would have been right over in a heartbeat....

Jo said...

Thank you...!

Thank you...!

Thank you...!

Omigosh, that looks wonderfully delicious ... or deliciously wonderful -- take your pick. I'm going to try it.



Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just to say, "Love you!" ~Janine XO

Pat Tillett said...

That sure tugged at my heart strings, and I'm only talking about the food!!!

Marguerite said...

Joanna- Better late than never! Thanks, it was wonderful!

Jivago- As always, I saved you a plate, cher! lol Merci, it was a fun day! Hope that yours was, too!

Drick- Thanks for the sweet comment, cher! Hope you try both of the recipes! Cest bon!

Jo- So good to see you, cher! Glad you liked them! You're welcome, my pleasure! Cheers! Thanks for coming by!

Janine- Merci beaucoup, cher, so sweet of you! Love you, too!

Pat- So glad you liked the food, cher! Glad to oblige! Have a great day!

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