Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spicy Cajun Popcorn Shrimp + More Cajun Fun - Part II

Here's another Cajun favorite that is perfect for when you're craving something sinfully delicious. The spicy flavor of these delectable, fried popcorn shrimp will send you into orbit, cher, and never mind the calories because they are totally worth it! And besides, you can just dance them off! Bon appetit!

Spicy Cajun Popcorn Shrimp

2 lb.'s small shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 eggs
1 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped

In small bowl, whisk together the eggs and wine, and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt, and  pepper. Gradually add the egg mixture,and mix well. Cover the batter and let stand for 30 minutes, at room temperature. Dip the shrimp into the batter and coat well. Heat 2 to 3 inches of vegetable oil,in a large heavy skillet, or deep fry at 375 degrees. Fry in small batches for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove with a large slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Serve with your favorite side dish and a salad. Great as a topping on a dinner salad, too. Cest bon, cher! Fab!

More Cajun Fun - Part II

Here's a little clip of the Grammy winning, Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Stomp Band. There was definitely a "Chubby Party" going on with some hot Zydeco boogie, too! Crank it up and enjoy!

Tonight, I'll be heading over to River Ranch for the kick-off concert for the Spring 2011', series of "Rockin' on the River". These wonderful free concerts will run each Thursday evening, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm., through May. T.K. Hulin and his fabulous swamp pop band will entertain the crowd and Rouse's Market will be serving up some delicious BBQ and other Cajun faves. Come on out and let the good times roll, cher! See ya'll there! Merci for stopping by!


Kittie Howard said...

Thanks for some great clips. The Bayou Stomp's on now...can you see my leg tappin'?

Got some more Gulf shrimp today. Nice big ones, between 21 and 30 for $7.99. I thought that was pretty good considering all that's involved getting them here. And, well, your Shrimp Creole turned out SUPER (okay, I had to taste to make sure hub would't die) -- those shrimp are sooo sweet. Oh, it's nice to taste Home!

Tu mejor receta said...

Ummmmmmmmmmmm Que rico!

Velva said...

Great meal. Looks really good.

Drick said...

like the wine and egg bath, have not done that before... egg and club soda yes, but not wine, this sound addictive... HA - well, of course it does...

Joanne said...

How nice it is that you have these concert and music series to enjoy outdoors! We have a few here once summer arrives, but not too many, and not as rockin' ... Enjoy :)

Mrs BC said...

Your Cajun Shrimp sounds delicious. I was just watching the Pine Leaf Boys video with my 3 yr old, who was dancing along. He says he 'wants to go there'! Thanks for brightening my day!

Cloudia said...

you makin me Hongry!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

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Martha (MM) said...

Yummy! My kids would love to visit Aunt Marguerite ;-)

Kat said...

Never a dull moment in Cajun Country! Gonna have to get me some gulf shrimp! This looks so tastey.

nanny said...

I'm trying very hard to keep up with your great recipes....
Last night it was creole stuffed peppers (again) love em. Tomorrow I'm having the pan fried cajun catfish and jalapeno hushpuppies...I can't wait!!
Have need to tell you that/ha

Eddie Bluelights said...

I sure am craving for something sinfully delicious and this Spicy Cajun Popcorn Shrimp certainly should do the trick! Trouble is I can't wait for it so I may end up eating some crisps!! . . . sinfully fattening LOL
Seriously I must have a go at this if I can find some shrimps LOL. To hell with the calories!! LOL
Enjoy your weekend and promise me that you will let the good times roll!! LOL - Hugs ~ Eddie

Linda Starr said...

Love the photo at the top; you have the best recipes, I have shrimp for tonight.

kitchen flavours said...

I love shrimp, I think that they are really at their best when fried! Would love to have some of your Shrimp! Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe!

Marguerite said...

Kittie- You're welcome, so glad you enjoyed them and the Shrimp Creole! Thanks so much, again, for trying my recipes! Have a great weekend, cher!

Tu mejor- So nice to hear from you! Thanks, so glad you like the recipe and hope you try it!

Velva- Thanks so much for the nice compliment and for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Drick- Thanks, the wine gives them a nice flavor, but the garlic really makes them pop. And yes, they are totally addictive!

Joanne- Thanks, the concerts are awesome and there are four weekly events in the area, and they are all outdoors and they are all free!

Mrs. B.C.- Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for coming by! So glad that you and your little son enjoyed the music! You're welcome, it's my pleasure!

Pam said...

Love those videos and all the great music and dancing. Cajun Country rocks for sure and so does your shrimp. YUM!!!

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- Glad to oblige, cher! Wish you were here! Thanks for stopping by!

Martha- lol- Thanks, I would love it if they would visit me, along with their mother! I would spoil them rotten. :)

Kat- You're so right about that! Especially now that we're in festival season! Thanks, so glad you like the shrimp and hope you try them!

Nanny- Merci beaucoup for trying my recipes and for your lovely comment! I'm so happy that you enjoy them and it's my pleasure to share them with you.

Eddie- Thanks, cher, so glad you like the shrimp. They are "to die for" and are so much better than crisps! lol And as for the calories, just dance them off! lol Cheers!

Linda- Thanks so much for the sweet compliments, cher! The header photo was taken at Rockin' on the River, in River Ranch. Enjoy the shrimp!

Magic of Spice said...

Oh goodness, always the best delights and to top it off an exercise remedy.
I must visit your way as soon as I can and you can introduce me to such wonders :) Thank you for always introducing me to new musical favorites :)