Monday, September 27, 2010

Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos + Cajun Tailgating Fun

We had an absolute bon' ton' at the Ragin' Cajuns tailgating party on Saturday! The stage was set at Cajun Field for an afternoon of pure indulgence in the best tailgating food than you could ever imagine. As far as the eye could see, there were Cajun men everywhere, grilling and frying up their best stuff and cooking succulent side dishes, jambalaya, and gumbo, too. It was a bit warm and humid, and by the time I made my way around the huge tailgating area, I was working up quite a sweat! And getting full too, as I was offered a taste and a beer at each grill, but had to stop eating and switch to water, half way through!  It was a blast! Here were a few of my favorites.

This guy was grilling some Andouille sausage and boudin. Cest bon, cher!

This one was frying some chicken wings and they were finger lickin' good!

This one was grilling some huge steaks and the smell was making my mouth water. To die for, cher!

These two guys were cooking a chicken and sausage gumbo and some smothered potatoes. Both were out of this world!

These two were grilling up a big batch of wings with this pork jambalaya on the side. Divine!

And last, but not least,  were these sinfully delicious grilled, stuffed jalapenos and some fresh pork sausage!

These two guys were kind enough to share the recipe with me. So quick and easy, too.
Warning: These are addictive! Fabulous!

Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos
12 large jalapenos, seeded and cut in half
1 lb. bacon, cut in thirds
4 ounces cream cheese
4 ounces of grated pepper jack cheese
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup onions, chopped fine
Salt to taste

Combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese, onions,  and salt in a medium sized bowl. Mix well. Fill the jalapenos and wrap each one with a bacon strip. Secure with toothpicks.  Grill on medium hot grill for about 10 to 12 minutes,  or until bacon is crisp.
Hot, spicy, and so delicious! Bon Appetit!

Wishing ya'll a wonderful week, filled with good times! Merci beaucoup for coming by!


Joanne said...

omg, it's close to dinner time and this all looks amazing! I'm not too much of a cook, so I'd be in heaven walking through that tailgate where everyone else is cooking the delicious food ;)

Momo said...

wow,drooling!delicious food!

Eddie Bluelights said...

As Arno would say, "I'll be back" but for now I am just calling to say I have fullfilled my obligations regarding the Versatile Blogger Award LOL.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Incredible delights! Mmm I love good food. I may try the jalapenos. I have a ton of them in my garden, tried stuffing them with cream cheese and frying them but the batter all fell off. They were so good tho.

judi/Gmj said...

good food and eye candy, ya can't go wrong with cajun men!

Drick said...

now don't you just love tailgating... so much fun to go around a sample out the good eats... thanks for the jalapenos, kinda similar to one of mine but I sometimes add some chopped chicken to "tone it down for the weak"... have a great week

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wow. This all looks fantastic!

Cloudia said...

Ain't that America!

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Al said...

sounds yuuuuummmmm!

I love Jalapenos.

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

Bonjour, hello Marguerite , after these delicious food now it's time to burn the calories with dancing without waitting the weekend...And I feel myself focal point of the dance pist. Cheers! Love and hugs, Zhivago

Kat said...

Tailgating is serious business!!

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thanks, It was pure heaven, especially since I didn't have to cook anything! Those Cajun men really go all out and are some of the best cooks anywhere!

alison- Thanks, it was all drool-worthy and delicious, for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

Eddie- I was finally able to post a comment on your award post, this morning. Great post! Blogger has been up to it's old tricks again. Don't you just love it? lol

Karen- Thanks, glad you like them and hope that you try this recipe! It works a lot better than frying them. I also have another good stuffed jalapeno recipe on my blog, that bakes them. Enjoy!

judi- You got dat right, cher! So glad you enjoyed it! Cajun men are the best! Thanks for coming by!

Drick- Yes, I just love tailgating and getting to sample all of that great food! One of the perks of blogging! lol You're welcome, hope you try them. I never tone them down! You know what they say, "if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen"! lol

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Simply divine!!! What a wonderful day!!! And not only that, but a wonderful recipe, too!!! You are so fantastic, cher!!!! ~Janine XO

Linda Starr said...

I've heard of chili rellenos, but never stuffed jalapenos, sounds delicious.

Kittie Howard said...

Cher, this looks delicious enough for me to break my diet, burp!

Thanks for your heartfelt comment. I feel the same way! (And they do stall that visa process. But, without contrary evidence, there's no keeping a man from his dream. It all makes me sick!)

Midlife Roadtripper said...

You look much too skinny to eat all this food. How do you do that? I'd have a hard time with the stop button and all the food.

Talei said...

Oh wow! Everytime I stop by at your blog my mouth waters!! LOL ;)

I have an award for you at my blog, please do come pick up when you can. ;)

Arlee Bird said...

Grilled stuffed jalapenos sound much better than the deep fried kind. And grilled boudin!! MMMmmm! I haven't had boudin in many years and I don't think I ever had it grilled.

Tossing It Out

nanny said...

that is some of the best tailgating food i've ever seen....
Oh how i love stuffed jalapenos!!!
Now I am Hungry!!!

Marguerite said...

Trish- Thanks, it was absolutely all fantastic! And these were just a few, out of hundreds! Thanks for stopping by!

Cloudia- I don't know about American, but definitely Cajun! lol Aloha, cher!

Al- Thanks, so do I! And these were the best that I've ever had! Hope that you try them!

Jivago- Merci beaucoup, cher, for your lovely comment! I had to dance quite a few times to burn off this feast! lol And you're right, why wait till the weekend! Cheers!

Kat- You got that right, cher! Very serious business! These Cajun men learned how to cook, at a very early age, so they know their stuff!

Janine- Merci for your sweet compliments, cher! The Ragin Cajun fans really know how to tailgate and it's always so much fun! Wish you were here, mon amie!

Linda- Well, then you are in for a treat! They are fab, but a bit addicting and it's hard to stop eating them. lol Thanks for coming by, cher!

Rosaria Williams said...

Everything looks sooooo good! Thanks for the recipe. After the event, someone would have to carry me out on a wheelbarrow.

Jo said...

Omigosh, that all looks so delicious, but those steaks look out of this world...! Mmmmmm...!

My goodness you have a wonderfu life. :-)

kitchen flavours said...

OMG! The food are fabulous and they all look delicious! Wish I was there!

Marguerite said...

Kittie- Thanks cher, it was all so good, but these jalapenos were my fave! Hope you try them, they are worth the calories! You're welcome!

Julie- I didn't eat ALL of the food! lol Just a sample at each grill! And I burned that off just walking around all day! Thanks for coming by, cher!

Talei- So good to hear from you! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for the award! It was so nice of you to think of me! Cheers!

Lee- Thanks, these grilled jalapenos are fab, but I also have a recipe for Crab Stuffed Jalapenos, that are baked! Those are my absolute faves. And you haven't lived until you've had grilled boudin, cher! It's the best!

nanny- They do know how to tailgate, for sure, but just wait until you see what they cook for homecoming! Hope you try them! Enjoy!

lakeviewer- Thanks, cher! Glad you like the recipe and you're welcome! I usually don't eat the bacon, but it holds the cheese in nicely and adds a good flavor, and I use low fat cream cheese and cheese, so that knocks out a lot of the calories, too. lol

Jo- Merci beaucoup for your nice comment, cher! I only had a small piece, but those steaks were scrumptious! And I must agree with you, it is a wonderful life! :)

kf- Thanks, so glad you liked it! Wish that you were here,too! You would love it and we would have a blast!

Magic of Spice said...

Stuffed jalapeños is an all time favorite treat of mine...but grilled, I am all over this :) What a grand time this guys know how to have fun for sure.
Grands moments de ma belle Dame!

Pat Tillett said...

Well that settles it, I'm going to get me some sausage for lunch!