Saturday, April 30, 2011

Marguerite's Shrimp Salad + More Festival Fun - Day 2 !

Here's one of my favorite salads to have for lunch or whenever I'm in the mood for a light dinner. The combination of the succulent boiled shrimp and spicy dressing is out of this world and is guaranteed to please. It is equally delicious, made with any left over crawfish from your crawfish boil. So easy to make and perfect for warmer weather, too. Enjoy!

Marguerite's Shrimp Salad
1 lb. medium, cooked shrimp (I use boiled, recipe below)
1 lemon, cut in half
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
2 large hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup each, onion and celery, diced
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tbs. chopped dill pickle, optional
1 tbs. chopped parsley
1/2 cup light mayo
1 tbs. Creole or Dijon mustard
1 tbs. ketchup
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes of Tabasco

In large bowl, squeeze lemon juice on shrimp and season with Cajun seasoning. Add eggs, onions, and celery, and mix well. In separate bowl, mix garlic, dill pickle, parsley, mayo, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco and mix well. Add to shrimp mixture and toss to coat evenly. Chill until ready to serve. Serve on a bed of Romaine lettuce with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados. And maybe a nice glass of white wine, too. Bon appetit!

For my Boiled Shrimp recipe, click here.

More Festival Fun - Day 2!

We passed a great time at day two of Festival International and the weather was gorgeous, sunny and 80 degrees, with a light breeze and low humidity.! A little cool front blew in the night before,  making it feel more like California than Louisiana. The festival angels were with us, as they usually are at this festival. We started out at the official Opening Ceremonies at Scene International. Special thanks went out to the 1500 + volunteers that make this festival happen.

Then, one of my dear, old friends came on the stage and blew everyone's mind with his unique brand of slide guitar magic. The one and only Sonny Landreth was getting down! Geaux Sonny! The huge crowd really went wild for this show and Sonny and his talented band were rockin'! I took five videos of this show and will be posting them all on my You Tube channel, so you can catch them here next week. I am posting one of the shorter ones below. Fab!

 The Sonny Landreth Band

After this fabulous performance, I was famished and we headed over to the Norbert's Restaurant  booth, where I decided to sample the crawfish etouffee, topped with fried catfish! Oh, cest bon, cher!

Then I got a text message from friends wanting us to meet them at the New Orleans Original Daquiri's booth, for a Festival Punch, before heading to the next concert, at Scene Malibu. Yum!

And as the sun was setting over Lafayette, we arrived just in time to see Rootz Underground, a fantastic Reggae band from Jamaica, take the stage.The huge, rowdy crowd was raring to go!

It was so crowded that I could barely wiggle my way in far enough to take this clip, but I managed to take a short one,  just before my camera batteries went out! It seemed more like they blew up! LOL

Rootz Underground

Oh the life of a Cajun is oh, so fun!
Stay tuned, the best is yet to come! To be continued.....

Hope ya'll have a fun and fabulous weekend!
Merci for coming by!


Cloudia said...

When we move ashore and have a kitchen I'm gonna cook all your lovely food. Thanks, sistah!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

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rosaria said...

Summer is coming, and the living will be easy and outdoorsy. Not quite upbeat as your lifestyle, Marguerite, but I can dream yes? Besides, with these recipes, it'll feel like the Bayou some hot evening.

sussah said...

Hi Marguerite, Your recipes are always so good! And the blog is always so appetizing. Of the ones I've tried, my favorite so far has been the french bread pizza, which you said was a superbowl appetizer. But we call it dinner! Thanks, sp

Joanne said...

The Sonny Landreth clip had a real blues feel to it. Steve Miller plays some blues songs in concert, and the Landreth song reminded me a little of Miller's blues sound.

Theres just life said...

Sound like you had a great time. And the shrimp salad sounds divine. I have to try it.

Martha (MM) said...

Is there ever a time a festival isn't going on there? Let me know if there are any nice homes for sale in our neighborhood! I can live like that :-)

Eating in Winnipeg said...

oh this looks like so much fun!! i love going to outdoor concerts!!

hey i do a blog hop on sundays called savory sundays and i would love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes!!

judi said...

I can gain 5 lbs just looking at your foods. Then I can dance it off listing to your music! Life is good!

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- Merci, cher, that is quite a compliment. You're welcome! Aloha and happy Sunday!

Rosaria- Thanks for your lovely comment, cher, and for stopping by! Cheers!

Sussah- Thanks so much for the sweet compliments and for trying them. I'm so glad you like them and enjoy them.

Joanne- Sonny's blues numbers are awesome and I hope you check out his website. I love the Steve Miller Band, too. Great minds think alike! :)

There's Just Life- Still having a great time! It's a 5 day festival! Thanks, so glad you like the shrimp salad and hope you try it! Thanks for coming by!

Martha- There is always a festival going on and I so wish that you would move here! There are lots of nice houses for sale and at a very good price, right now.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Gosh - another meal LOL . . . and wonderful entertainment. Must get my white tennis shoes on so I can sprint over abd tuck in to the goodies. Glad you are having a great time ~ quite exhausted just reading about it and not participating LOL ~ looking forward to the next episode ~ Eddie

Drick said...

I like the sound of your shrimp salad, I have not had one quite like it, know it tastes beautiful.... I do not know why the updates are not working right, looks like the posts are two behind, are others posting correctly? maybe it is the feed... thanks and keep let me know as I do want to get this fixed

BLOG DINIZ K-9 said...

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Marguerite said...

Eating in Wiinepeg- Hi and welcome! It is so much fun and we have tons of outdoor concerts, here! Thanks so much for the invite and for stopping by!

Judi- You've got it down, now, cher! So glad you enjoyed it. Life IS good, thanks for coming by!

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for the sweet comment, cher! You must mean your black cowboy boots! LOL Exhausted? Now come on, it was only Day 2! LOL

Drick- Thanks, so glad you like it! It's fab and I hope you try it! Looks like it's working fine tonight. So glad you got it fixed. Cheers!

Blog Diniz- Hi and welcome to Cajun country! Thanks for the nice compliment and for stopping by!

Magic of Spice said...

First off your shrimp salad sounds fantastic! And wow, what a great time it sounds like you are having...and the food :) It's been very warm here as well, perfect for a festival :)

Marguerite said...

Spice- Thanks, the shrimp salad is fab and I hope you try it! This festival is a blast and I know you would love it! Maybe next year?