Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spicy Cajun Margarita Shrimp + More Cajun Fun!

Here's another Cajun favorite, that is quick and easy and is out of this world, cher! I am happy to say that shrimp are, once again plentiful, here in Cajun country, so you might say that I've been making up for lost time. I have had shrimp, every day, for the past five days, and this is one of my absolute faves! Oh cest bon, cher! Bon Appetit!


Spicy Cajun Margarita Shrimp

2 lbs.  large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on
1/4 cup tequila
2 tbs.'s olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Place all ingredients, except shrimp, in a large zip lock bag. Shake to combine. Add shrimp and shake again. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for 1 hour. Drain marinade and place the shrimp in a large grill skillet and cook on a medium hot grill for 3 minutes on each side. Serve in a big salad or with steamed or grilled veggies, and a big frozen Margarita for a perfect summer meal! Cheers, cher!

3rd Annual "Best Fest"

What do you get when you take the "Best Bakery" in Lafayette and team it up with the "Best Law Firm"? "Best Fest", with a free hamburger, along with free entertainment! Every year The Times of Acadiana, a local entertainment newspaper, conducts a poll of the "BEST OF" everything and residents cast their ballets. The Glenn Armentor Law Firm was voted #1 for the third year in a row. And Southside Bakery, which is also a restaurant, was not only voted the #1 bakery, but has won, hands down, for "Best Hamburgers" for 3 years in a row. To show his appreciation for this prestigeous honor, Mr. Armentor generously offered to pick up the tab for these #1 hamburgers to the first 2500 people to arrive at the #1 bakery. Only in Lafayette!

Thousands turned out and stood in the sweltering 95 degree heat for a chance for a free hamburger. The line was all the way around the building, with more arriving every minute!

There was a nice big tent set up, with free bottled water and huge fans. Wish that we could have these at our big festivals. Dozens of prizes were given away and there was live entertainment.

Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns were rockin' the crowd, who were also voted "Best Band" in Acadiana. Here's a little clip I took of them, boogie-ing down at the Best Fest!

Hope you're all having a wonderful summer weekend! Merci beaucoup for coming by!

Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns


RNSANE said...

Gosh, that shrimp recipe sounds fabulous. I think that will be Sunday dinner for me.

Did you see the post I did recently about zydeco - it was the end of an alphabet meme in which I was participating.

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John said...

Glad to hear it's getting back to normal out there.

Carol Murdock said...

Good Lord M you're as bad as that book about making me want Cajun food!

Kat said...

Anything with the word tequila in the recipe has got to be good. Glad things are starting to turn around down in the gulf. You guys sure know how to throw a "free" party!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Marguerite's marvellous masterpieces make mouth-watering meals. Methodical maritime mixtures metamorphose mysteriously . . . . mmmmm "Margarita" mmmmm. More! more! more!

Sounds really lovely, Margurtite, my sweet. Hugs ~ Eddie

Eddie Bluelights said...

Or even Marguerite (How could I mis-spell your name.
Getting dizzy with all the ms. LOL

Vagabonde said...

I have never tried using Tequila in food – or in drink – you know I am a French “Pernod” drinker. But since you say it is good I shall try your recipe and buy a bottle of Tequila - any brand will do or do you have a preferred one?

Drick said...

my goodness, that do look good - the bay waters have opened here too and the shrimp are a little small for the time of year but so glad the shrimpers are back out there along the coast....

Marguerite said...

RNSANE- Thanks, hope you tried it! I checked out the post and it was fab! No place like new Orleans! Merci for stopping by, cher!

Sonal- Hi and welcome to Cajun country! Thanks for your sweet comment and for coming by! I will be over, soon!

John- Thanks, things have greatly improved, since they plugged the leak. And hopefully they will plug it up for good, soon!

Carol- So good to hear from you! I'll take that as a compliment, cher! Just buy a half pint and keep it on hand for when you want to make this recipe.

Kat- I know what you mean, cher! The alcohol cooks out, but it gives the shrimp the best flavor. Me too! Any excuse for a shindig!

Eddie- Wow, that sure is a lot of M's! lol You are such a hoot, cher! That's ok, it happens to the best! Merci for coming by, mon ami!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Meant to sign off . . . . .
Mmmmoh! LOL

K. said...

Get that spare room ready! After a meal of red beans and rice a la Marguerite, Premium T. and Citizen K. are ready to move in. Anyone who hasn't made them is missing out!

Laura Martone said...

OMG, those shrimp look and sound delicious! Although I'm enjoying my summer in northern Michigan, I can't wait to be back down south. Just thinking about boiled shrimp and raw oysters (if they're available post-spill, that is) is making my poor mouth water.

Birdman said...

Even in the HEAT, it looks like fun!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

This is one of my favorite shrimp recipes. My Memere used to say something about getting the shrimp happy to make your tummy happy. that's what I'm talking about!

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Honolulu :)

Comfort Spiral

Marguerite said...

Vagabonde- It sounds a bit strange, but it really gives the shrimp a good flavor. Any brand will do, because it cooks out, but I use Jose Quervo Gold. Hope you try it! Merci for stopping by, cher!

Drick- Thanks, cher, so glad you like it and happy that you're "in the shrimp" again. Small shrimp are better than no shrimp! lol

Eddie- lol You are too much, cher!

K.- Merci for your sweet comment, cher! So happy that you tried the recipe and that you and T. liked it. I didn't realize that you two knew each other! Cool!

Laura- Thanks, so good to hear from you! I'm sure that you'll be able to get shrimp, when ya'll come down, but oysters are a little iffy. Thanks for coming by, cher! Have a great, cool August!

Birdman- Hi and welcome! Thanks for your nice comment and for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll stop by, again!

Linda Starr said...

I am hungery now for sure, um love shrimp, once had margarita brook trout in Bishop, California and those were wonderful

Rosaria Williams said...

Good to know that fishing is happening again in the Gulf. This is a super recipe, Marguerite. Thanks for sharing it with us.

K. said...

"I didn't realize that you two knew each other! Cool!"

Premium T. and I celebrate our third anniversary this December. Wedding reception menu here!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the shrimp recipe - I was looking for one for this weekend! That burger must be out of this world!

Marguerite said...

Katherine- It's one of my faves, too, and sometimes I make Margarita Chicken, too. Your Memere knew what she was talking about, cher! lol

Cloudia- Aloha, gal pal! Merci for coming by!

Linda- Love shrimp, too, especially grilled. I bet that trout was really good! The lime juice and garlic add a lot of flavor too. Hope you try it!

lakeviewer- It is wonderful and now we're celebrating the "kill"! Thanks, so glad you like it! You're welcome, it's my pleasure, cher!

K.- That's awesome! I checked out the reception menu and it was incredible!! Wish that I could have been there! Cheers!

Nancy- You're so welcome! It is so easy and won't disappoint. The 1/2 lb. burgers are fabulous. I can only eat a half, though. lol Thanks for stopping by, cher!

Mimi said...

Hard to beat a giveaway to get a party going!
Your part of the world sounds really interesting- I came over via your lovely comment at Eddie's roasting of me!
See you soon again. mimi

bayoucreole said...

That dish looks dee-lish and I'll be trying that one on for size tomorrow. Those burgers must be fantastic...I'm gonna have to keep my eye out for events out there :)

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Marguerite said...

Anonymous- Since I don't know who you are or what your site is about, it's hard to say yes or no. You could send me an email, identifying yourself and your site and I could let you know then.(my email address is on my profile) Thanks for your interest.