Friday, August 20, 2010

Spicy Creole Shrimp Cakes + Shrimp Festival Preview !

Here's a fabulous recipe that I acquired at last year's Shrimp Festival, in Delcambre, La. When I tell you that these spicy, succulent, shrimp cakes are "over the top", GOOD, then you know that I mean it, cher! And topping them off with this rich, sinful jalapeno cream sauce, will really send you into orbit! Cest bon, cher! Enjoy! Bon appetit!


Spicy Creole Shrimp Cakes
1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled, deveined. and chopped
1/2 cup each, onions, red bell peppers, and green peppers, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbs. Acadiana Spice seasoning or Cajun seasoning
Few shakes hot sauce
2 tbs.'s mayonaise
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix shrimp, bread crumbs, eggs, mayo, sauteed onions and peppers and seasoning in large bowl. Mix well and form into cakes. On medium heat, heat oil and add shrimp cakes, and fry for 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Makes 5 cakes or 10 cakes.

Jalapeno Cream Sauce

1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped fine
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 cup each, chopped onion, red bell pepper, and
green bell pepper
2 tbs. vegetable oil
Salt to taste
1/3 cup whipping cream
2/3 cup light sour cream

Saute onions and peppers in medium skillet, in oil over low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

Time for the Shrimp Festival!

It's that time again, for one of my favorite festivals! The 60th annual, Delcambre Shrimp Festival, kicked off last night and runs through Sunday! There will be tons of shrimp, they have assured us, prepared every which way that you can imagine, lots of great live music, with an all day, fais do do on Saturday, a carnival for the kids, and the blessing of the fleet on Sunday. But what I'm looking forward to the most is the Shrimp Cook-Off, which is taking place, tomorrow, Saturday, August 21, beginning at 9:00am, with tastings beginning around noon. I can't wait to taste all of the different entries in this shrimp lover's event! For a complete schedule, click here. Come on out and support our shrimpers and let the good times roll!

Wishing you all a wonderful, fun-filled weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Cloudia said...

Wish I could pop over!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral

fuat gencal said...

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judi/Gmj said...

FAntastic, I planned gumbo for dinner.. may rethink that.. have a great weekend!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

A great recipe.. I ate an awful lot of shrimp while away, never did quite get the spices right for my cakes... ready to give these a try!

great timely post for me!

Kittie Howard said...

Honey chile, you gotta publish your book...I'm burnin' out the printer!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Salivating already! Got to print out this one.

California Girl said...

first time i've ever heard of "shrimp cakes" kidding!

Linda Starr said...

Wish I lived closer I'd be there in a second. I remember traveling in the Baja years ago and seeing the shrimp boats. I ordered a bowl of shrimp soup for 40 cents back then (way back) and I got a bowl with broth and the unpeeled shrimp and there were so many shrimp in the bowl I couldn't believe it. The cookbook would really be a good thing for sure.

Chef Dennis Littley said...

oh my goodness, those shrimp cake look amazing!! wowser, i love the corn in them, I bet they were so flavorful, I think this would be a good addition to my school menu!! (and at home too!!)
thanks for the inspiration!

cookingwithgas said...

I am happy to have found you and after a walk through I see I have a lot- a whole lot of looking at recipes to do.
Shrimp- my husband once accused me of trying to deplete the shrimp population.
These and the blueberries below--- I have more frozen blueberries then you can shake a stick at-Bumper crop.
I know where I'll be hanging for a while.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Alas - GMR only has a sister - but she's single - but, well, that wouldn't work right, would it? *laughing*

I'm calling out your recipe to GMR now - oh dear does that look good!

South Louisiana - there is NO place like it - :-D

Pam said...

Yum! Those are some great looking shrimp cakes and a shrimp festival; fantastic! I definitely need to move down your way!

John said...

My kind of recipe!

Kat said...

I have got to try these! Sounds like a fun filled weekend.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Supacalafragalisticexpialadotious - I could a one of your shrimp cakes right now.

Drick said...

wait a minute, big ol' shrimp fritters with corn covered in jalapenos ... I'm just speechless cause my tastebuds are quivering

Shammickite said...

Hey Marguerite, I made a Banana crunch cake from your recipe a couple of posts ago.... AWESOME! I didn't have any real rum so I used rum flavouring, but next time I'm going to make sure I have the real stuff.
Now perhaps I have to try the shrimp cakes.

Beej said...

Those shrimp cakes sound divine. I am not kidding. I'm going to make these within the next couple of weeks.

Does your family know how lucky they are? I'm sure they do!

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- I wish you could, too! Aloha, hope you have a great day!

Fuat- Thanks for the nice compliment and for coming by! Love your food blog!

judi- You could always make both! Thanks, hope yours is great, too!

Dave- Merci beaucoup, cher! It's a good one, but the secret is the sauce! Sinfully good!

Kittie- Thanks for the sweet comment, cher! I'm working on it! Have a splendid Sunday!

Trish- So good to hear from you! Thanks, glad you like the recipe! It is fab and I hope you try it!

Cal. Girl.- Just like crab cakes, except with shrimp! Thanks for stopping by, cher!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ooooooo, yummmmmmmmm, wish I could have some of these right NOW!

Marguerite said...

lakeviewer- Merci, cher, they are! Thanks for stopping by!

Linda- I wish you were closer, too! There would be no end to the fun we would have! Thanks, I'm almost finished compiling it!

Chef Dennis- Hi and welcome to Cajun country! I'm delighted that you stopped by! Thanks, these shrimp cakes are divine and I hope that you will try them. And do try the jalapeno cream sauce, too! You're very welcome, and thanks so much for following!

cookingwithgas- Hi and welcome! I'm so glad that you found me too! I am a shrimp-o-holic, too, so you're in the right place for shrimp recipes. Glad you like the muffins and hope that you try them. Thanks for stopping by!

Kathryn- Shucks, no it wouldn't! lol Merci, hope that GMR makes you some! Have fun with Carol! You got "dat" right, cher!

Pam- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! The Shrimp Festival was fantastic! I really wish that you would. It's such a fun place to live and you would love it!

John- Thanks, so glad you like it! They're easy to make and I hope that you give them a go!

A Kitchen Witch said...

I think I'm going to add your shrimp cakes to this week's dinner list. Thanks for another great dinner idea!

Marguerite said...

Kat- Thanks, so glad you want to try them! They have a wonderful flavor, especially with the sauce. It was a blast, but I ate way too much!

Eddie- Merci for the nice compliment, cher! I'd send you a few if I could, or you could just make them. lol Thanks for stopping by, mon ami!

Drick- Thanks so much for the sweet comment! Hope you make them and don't forget the sauce! Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

Shammickite- Thanks so much for making the Bananas Foster Cake! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I've never made it without the rum! lol
Please do try them, they are fab!

Beej- Thanks so much for your lovely comment. Hope you give them a try! I think so, but my daughter cooks even better than I do!

Vagabonde said...

I have had crab cakes but never shrimp cakes. These look so good and appetizing. Another recipe to copy!