Friday, September 24, 2010

Another Fabulous Cajun Weekend !

It's Friday and that means it's time for the weekend and some good ole Cajun fun! Since getting off from work at noon on Friday's is a tradition in Lafayette, for many, the fun starts with a fabulous Cajun lunch at one of our, over 300 wonderful restaurants, and that number doesn't include fast food. Today's pick was Dwyer's Cafe', in downtown Lafayette. T.G.I.F., cher!

Dwyer's is a landmark in Lafayette and has been serving up delectable Cajun cuisine for over 40  years! Their delicious daily buffet is always tempting , but I was in the mood for a shrimp poboy, after sticking to my veggie diet all week. Oh cest bon, cher!

And for those of you who's mouths are watering over this scrumptious looking poboy, I am re-posting my Shrimp Poboy recipe for those of you who might want to make one of these at home or add it to your Cajun recipe file. And please try my Poboy Spread recipe, too!

Marguerite's Creole Poboy Spread
1/2 cup light mayo
1/4 cup creole or dijon mustard
1 tbs. ketchup
1 tbs. pickle relish
1 tbs.. horseradish
few shakes sea salt
few shakes Tabasco

Stir until well blended and chill for 30 minutes, while frying shrimp.

Fried Shrimp Poboys
1 lb. large, peeled and diveined shrimp (24 ct.)
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper, combined with 1/2 tsp. black pepper
4 eggs
1 cup Pet milk
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
2 cups fine French bread crumbs
Vegetable oil for frying

2 loaves French bread, 2 tomatoes, sliced, shredded lettuce, Creole poboy spread

Season shrimp with the pepper, rubbing on all sides.
In shallow bowl,whisk the eggs, then add the Pet milk and the salt.
Spread the flour on one cookie sheet and the bread crumbs on another.
Roll shrimp in the flour, then in the egg mixture.
Then roll the shrimp in the breadcrumbs.
Arrange on large platter and chill for 15 minutes.

Place vegetable oil about 3 inches deep in a large, heavy skillet. Heat until oil reaches 375 degrees. Deep fry the shrimp, in batches, turning after 3 minutes, on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Brush inside of each loaf with my Creole Spread, and add lettuce and tomato. Arrange, 12 on each poboy and cut in halves. Serves 4 Enjoy!

Then tonight I will be joining friends at Downtown Alive for the weekly T.G.I.F Block Party and an awesome concert at Parc International . The infamous Cowboy Mouth will take the stage around 6:00 pm. If you've never seen this hard rockin', high energy band, you're in for a treat!

Tomorrow afternoon, we'll be tailgating at Cajun Field, and rooting for the Ragin' Cajuns when they take on Middle Tennessee. Game time 6:00 pm. Geaux Cajuns! There will be scrumptious food galore, with tons of gumbo, jambalaya, chili, and a whole lotta grilling going on! Woo Hoo!

And on Sunday, we'll be heading over to the Sugarcane Festival in New Iberia for a bon' ton' and MORE delectable Cajun food, great live Cajun and Zydeco music, and lots of festivities! Come on out and get into the festival spirit and enjoy everything that this festival has to offer. For a complete schedule, click here.

What are your plans for the weekend ? Whatever they include, I hope that ya'll have a fantastic, fun-filled time! Cheers and merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Kittie Howard said...

Cher, since you have a place in Maryland you know what a shrimp po'boy looks like in Northern Virginia. Honestly, I think I should sue. Those imitations are cruel and unusual punishment.

Discovered another LA blog, Evangeline. Dropped a comment that she should boogie on over to your place.

Have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

Oh Marguerite, your weekend will be a lot more rockin' than mine! I'll be having a whole latte fun buying a new vanity and sink for the bathroom ... good times, I guess? Enjoy the festival!

Unknown said...

You're weekend plans are making me jealous! Stuck out here in the desert... but I wouldn't trade it for anything :)

Magic of Spice said...

Grand times as your po'boy spread, I'll take mine with the shrimp lovely :)

Nancy said...

Not nearly as much fun as you! I'm a tad envious. I will make that sandwich, however.

alison said...

so much fun,glad for you!

Eddie Bluelights said...

After the last gorgeous meal you served up I'm fasting LOL
I'll be back to 'savour the flavour (latour! LOL). You do spoil us.
Have a great weekend. I can guess you are dancing again! LOL ~ Eddie

Drick said...

whoo wheeeee doggie, love that spread - that poboy is some good eating. Have a blessed and wonderful weekend my friend...

Susanna Powers said...

I'm working today & resting tomorrow, but I know I'm going to have to get a shrimp po-boy sometime soon! thanks, sp

John said...

You certainly have your weekend planned, have one of those poboys for me; our weather has gone Autumnal, we're below 60F now so enjoy your fine weather.

Rosaria Williams said...

Shrimp po'boy sounds so good about now. Love, love, love how your town turns out to party at the drop of a hat.

Unknown said...

It sounds like a lot of fun! For me, the weekend consists of a little R&R. After seven weeks of wonderful travel, staying home is a treat to me!

Jo said...

Now I know how you can eat all that wonderful food and still stay slim. You dance it off...!

That Creole Poboy Spread is exactly like our White Spot Secret Sauce. Yum. :-)

Marguerite said...

Kittie- lol- I don't even think that most Northern Virginians know what a poboy is! Great, thanks cher! Hope you're having a great weekend,too!

Joanne- This weekend has has really been a blast, so far, and it's not over, yet! Hope you found what you were looking for. Thanks, I will!

Electric Blue- Hi and welcome! Every weekend is a lot of fun in Cajun country! We believe in packing it in! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Spice- Thanks, the spread gives it a little extra kick! And the shrimp poboy is one of my faves! Glad you like it and hope you try it!

Nancy- You know, the usual fun! Thanks, these shrimp poboys are sinfully good and I hope you try one! Excellent with grilled shrimp too.

alison- Thanks, just a typical Cajun weekend! lol Thanks so much for coming by!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

I would love one of those shrimp Po boys right now!!! I may have to make a variety of those for my girls!
Thanks for sharing all those great images, it looks like a good night to let the good times roll!!

Pam said...

I'm drooling over that Po boy! Just wish I was down in that area now because you make it sound like so much fun!

Maggie May said...

That Po' boy does look good and you are dancing again!
Must be your good food gives you all this energy!
Maggie X

Nuts in May


oh, dear heavens, louisianalady! more and more of that magnificent cajun food! cannot wait to get home and have the "real stuff" again! trying to finish up packing - southwestward bound next week! ;)

Arlee Bird said...

Well, it's just one party after another down there. And if you're not dancing, you're eating and drinking.
The shrimp po'boy looks delectable, but I'm still hung up on the oyster po' boy.

Tossing It Out

Linda Starr said...

Dancing in the streets and more good eats - hey that's a rhyme feel free to use it, Ha.

what a life you have.

Marguerite said...

Eddie- One bite of these delicious poboys and you'd forget all about fasting! lol Thanks, spoiling my guests is my specialty, cher! Hope yours was great, too! You got that right! lol

Drick- Thanks, cher, so glad you like it! The spread definitely kicks it up a notch and is a great dip for boiled crawfish, too! Merci, it was wonderful!

sussah- And I know you have lots of places in New Orleans to get a good shrimp poboy. Enjoy! Thanks for coming by, cher! You're welcome!

John- Yes, we really packed it in! And I did have another poboy and a beer for you, too! lol It's still very warm, but they are promising some cooler air, soon!

lakeviewer- Thanks, it was a nice treat, since I hadn't had one in a while. We do tend to celebrate everything and love a good party, for sure! lol

Linda- It was so much fun! I can certainly understand your wanting to relax, after that seven week party. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

Jo- So good to hear from you, cher! Yes, dancing and portion control and lots of veggies in between! lol Wow, that's a coincidence, since I made this recipe up, over twenty years ago! Merci for coming by! lol

Marguerite said...

Dennis- Thanks, although I'm sure the girls would love them, they are a bit high in calories! Grilled shrimp would be a good compromise, and I love them that way, as well. You're welcome, it was!

Pam- Thanks, so glad you like them! Cajuns believe that life is meant to be enjoyed and we love to have fun, more than anything! Wish you were here, too!

Maggie- Thanks, they are fab! Good food is important for energy, but mostly I think it's genetic! The Cajun joie de vivre! Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy- Oh,I know what you mean, cher! I can't wait until you're back in Louisiana and eating the real stuff, again, either! Bon voyage, cher!

Lee- You got that right, cher!
And usually, it's all three! You're just going to have to come down here, as soon as you can! Your oyster poboy is waiting for you! lol

Linda- lol Hey, that's a cool rhyme! Thanks, it would be a good title for a post! It's a fun life, that's for sure! Have fun at the show!