Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spicy Grilled Shrimp w/ Cajun Butter and Lemon Remoulade + More Cajun Fun on the Bayou

With the gorgeous Spring weather we've been having, I have been grilling up some fabulous, spicy shrimp. This is one of my favorite ways to prepare  seafood and it is out of this world!  Once I start eating these, it's very hard to stop! And the scrumptious Lemon Remoulade Sauce is perfect for dipping. So easy and delicious! Serve with a big tossed salad and garlic bread and a nice glass of white wine. Cest bon, cher!  Bon appetit!

Spicy Grilled Shrimp w/ Cajun Butter and Lemon Remoulade

First make the Cajun Butter.

Cajun Butter
1 stick butter, melted
1/2  tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, (optional)
1 tbs. chopped fresh  parsley
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Combine all in small bowl and set aside.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp
1 lb. (16- 20 count) large shrimp, peeled and deviened, w/ tails left on
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

Tabasco to taste

Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning, Old Bay, and Tabasco,
baste with Cajun butter, and set aside for 10 minutes. Arrange shrimp in grill pan in a single layer. Grill on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side. Baste shrimp often. Fabulous, hot and spicy! Serves 4  Serve with this divine lemon remoulade sauce! Enjoy!

Lemon Remoulade Sauce
1 cup light mayonaise
1/8 cup Creole mustard
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tbs. white wine vinegar
1 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Whisk all ingredients together until well blended, and chill for 30 minutes before serving.
More Cajun Fun on the Bayou!

Bach Lunch

We had an absolute blast at the first Bach Lunch of the season, on Friday, at Parc Sans Souci, in downtown Lafayette. It's a Lafayette tradition to go to this wonderful outdoor concert and lunch, at noon on Fridays, to kick off the weekend a little early. William A. Thompson and his New Orleans Jazz Band entertained the crowd.

Downtown Alive

Then later that evening, we went to the T.G.I.F block party at Downtown Alive, at Parc International. This is another weekly, Lafayette tradition where people go to hear and dance to great live music and visit with friends and family.  It was a beautiful evening and The Eric Lindell Blues Band was rockin' the crowd.

And for your enjoyment,  here's a little clip that I took of a Cajun two-step. Oh the life of a Cajun, is oh so fun! Let the good times roll, cher!

Wishing you all a wonderful Springtime week! Merci beaucoup for coming by!



Joanne said...

I'm amazed at all the summer fashions in your video, it's hard to imagine warm weather. Here we're still in sweaters, boots, coats. The snow is just about melted, but now they're predicting more this week. The forecasters are saying possibly a "significant" amount :/

Kat said...

Ya just can't help but tap your feet watching that video. It got me to thinking about how the boys in our high school were allergic to dancing! In Cajun Country everybody dances!!

sussah said...

Hi Marguerite, The recipe looks delicious. I am enjoying lemons a lot lately-- goodness, lemon remouland sauce! thanks, sp

John said...

Not warm enough yet for shorts over here; glad to see shrimp recipes back on the menu.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Spring season stimulates sinfully scrumptuous, saucy, spicy shrimps, stimulating saliva - super!! LOL
I bet they are delicious! Are you on the video I wonder? LOL
See ya ~ Eddie

Cloudia said...

Spring- Voila!

Warm Aloha to you
from Honolulu!

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Linda Starr said...

Happy Spring to you, those shrimp look delicious

Donald G. Redman said...

I love to grill shrimp... I gotta try it your way! (my mouth is watering just thinking about it!)

Shirley Wells said...

Great pictures and it looks like a wonderful time was had by all.

Here in the UK we can't remember what warmth, sunshine and things like that are. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Yummmmmmmmmy! You DO live the best life, Madame Ambassador. :)

Drick said...

that is one fine remoulade with the mustard & mayo, a true LA sytle with a lemony twist... love BBQ shrimp and this one sure has a nice sounding flavor to it... got a hankering after reading it, gonna hafa do sumtang 'bout dat, huh cher...

Marguerite said...

Joanne- That's amazing! It's around 80 degrees, here, so maybe you should just get on a plane and come on down! :)

Kat- Thanks, so glad you enjoyed it, cher! You're right, we love to dance, almost as much as we love to eat! lol

sussah- Thanks, it is so good, especially with seafood. You're welcome, and I hope you try it!

John- It's been warmer than usual for March, but we sure are enjoying it. Thanks, glad you like it!

Eddie- Merci for your perfect description of these shrimp! lol They are divine! Sorry, I am not in this one, but maybe the next one. lol

Cloudia- Thanks, Spring has definitely sprung, here, and a warm aloha to you, cher!

Pam said...

Love the video as usual. I can always come back here for a Cajun music fix! Love your shrimp and will add it to my must make list. Maybe you could send some warm weather this way?

Jeni said...

I've told you on numerous occasions before how mouth-watering your pictures make these many recipes appear and I'd love to try them sometime but truthfully, I'm a bit chicken. However, there's a new element here in Chez Jeni and that's my daughter's boyfriend who grew up in southern Maryland -between the Bay and the ocean and he LOVES seafood stuff and also, enjoys cooking too! I'm gonna have to show him some of your scrumpdelicious recipes and see if he is brave enough to tackle some of then with me! Misery loves company you know so that way, if we fail, I won't be falling on my behind alone anyway! Does that sound like a game plan or what?

Pooch Purple Reign said...

*sigh.... * shrimp...
happy spring to you too !!
~laura x

RNSANE said...

Mmmmmm, even at 5:30AM that shrimp sounds delicious and the music is perfect to get me up and going though I have nowhere to go this morning. I should do some exercises to this wonderful music every day. That ought to take a few pounds off!

Martha (MM) said...

You sure do know how to eat and have fun! The butter and dipping sauce bot add a perfect touch to those scrumptious Cajun shrimp!

Marguerite said...

Linda- Thanks, these shrimp are "out of this world", and I hope that you try them. Happy Spring and thanks for coming by!

Donald- Great to hear from you and I'm so glad you like the recipes and want to try them! I love grilled shrimp, too, and these are my faves. Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by!

Shirley- Hi and welcome, it's so nice to meet you! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for coming by! Hope your weather warms up soon and that you have a happy Spring!

Angie- Thanks cher, it's so good to see you! Life is good, for sure, and always fun! Cheers and Happy Spring! Thanks for stopping by!

Drick- Merci beaucoup for the nice compliments, cher! You simply must try these shrimp and the remoulade is great on everything! lol Enjoy!

Pam- So glad you enjoyed the video! Thanks, so glad you like the shrimp, and really hope that you try them. Hope you warm up, soon!

Arlee Bird said...

As usual I'll be dreaming of food tonight after reading your blog. And not a shrimp to be had in the house.

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Magic of Spice said...

Cajun Butter and Lemon Remoulade!!! I think I could just live off of your gorgeous sauces :) Absolutely delicious dish!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
I just love doing the two step with all you Cajun's. If I meet you at the Texas border would you just bring this wonderful Cajun Butter and Lemon Remoulade to me. It just sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Pat Tillett said...

I could only eat 20 or so of those shrimp! They look so good!

Marguerite said...

Jeni- Great to hear from you! The new boyfriend sounds perfect for testing out the recipes and it does sounds like a great game plan! If he grew up between the bay and the ocean, in Maryland, then he'd know how to prepare seafood. Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pooch- Know what you mean about shrimp! I could eat them every day! But then, you have lobster and cod! :) Thanks for coming by, cher!

RNSANE- Thanks, the shrimp are fab and I hope that you try them! So glad that you enjoyed the music, too. It's great music to work out to, and will definitely burn off some calories. Thanks for stopping by!

Martha- Eating and having fun are what Cajuns do best! lol Thanks, the Cajun butter and the remoulade are sinfully good and I hope you try them.

Lee- Thanks so much for your sweet comment, cher! Guess you'll have to go out and buy some shrimp, now! :)

Spice- Thanks, cher, these sauces are "to die for", and great with veggies, too! Hope you give them a try. Thanks for stopping by!

Kittie Howard said...

I, too, went straight to the summer clothes and dreamed...we had a light dusting of snow last night, a blessing because they said as much as two inches.

I've got a couple of bags of shrimp in the freezer. Some of your grilled shrimp tonight, cher!

Donald G. Redman said...

Grilled shrimp this weekend using your recipe -- fantastic!