Monday, April 11, 2011

Spicy Creole Crawfish Cakes w/ Horseradish Sauce + Weekend Fun!

It's that time of year again, when crawfish are taking center stage in Cajun country. The season started off a little late this year, due to the unusually cold winter that we had, but we are making up for lost time now. Here's a wonderful quick and easy recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and delight your family and friends. And of course, shrimp may be substituted if you can't get crawfish. Out of this world, cher! Bon appetit!

Spicy Creole Crawfish Cakes

1 lb. crawfish tails
2 tbs.'s light mayo
1 tbs. Creole or Dijon mustard
1/2  tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. or more, Creole seasoning
Salt to taste
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbs.'s olive oil
Flour for dusting

In large bowl, combine all ingredients, except flour and oil, and mix well. Chill for 30 minutes. Shape into 8 patties and lightly dust with flour. Heat oil, in large nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with horseradish sauce. (photo courtesy of Google)

Horseradish Sauce
1/2 cup light sour cream
4 tbs.'s light mayo
1 tsp. Creole or Dijon mustard
2 tbs.'s lemon juice
2 tbs.'s prepared horseradish
Few shakes Tabasco sauce
1 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
Pinch of sugar

Combine all ingredients in bowl and chill until ready to serve.
Weekend Fun

It was another great Cajun weekend, filled with fun from start to finish. We kicked it off a little early this week, at the first concert of the Spring season at Rockin' on the River, in River Ranch.

T.K. Hulin and Smoke,  with special guest Charlene Howard, entertained the crowd. The swanky sounds of Swamp Pop and Rock n' Roll filled the air, as a crowd gathered in the Town Square.

Here's a clip I took of the action on the dance floor. There was some nitty-gritty jitter-buggin' going on, yeah, cher. The mostly, Boomer crowd loved this band, and everyone had a bon' ton'!

Then, on Saturday, it was on to the Hot Sauce Festival, in New Iberia. This fun festival celebrates hot sauce and there were booths selling every kind of hot sauce that you can imagine.

And of course, as with any festival in  Southwest Louisiana,  there was great, live Cajun and Zydeco music and food. This crawfish poboy was my fave and hit the spot with a cold beer.

And here's a little clip that I took of  all the fun on the dance floor.Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie, were really jammin and movin' the crowd. Oh, the life of a Cajun is oh so fun!

What did you do for fun over the weekend? Hope ya'll passed a good time! 
Wishing you all a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


cajunlicious said...

YUM....I have a pound of tails in the freezer.

Bo said...

Those little cakes sure do look GOOD!

Cloudia said...

Fun that we share our music, hearts, and food!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki

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Eddie Bluelights said...

Looks really great to eat, cher. Love hot spicy things. Tell me please, what is the difference between a Crawfish and a Crayfish? Eddie is inquisitive - but I know what shrimps are and I love 'em.
Glad you had an enjoyable weekend - I'm a little jealous of course LOL. See ya! ~ Eddie

Kittie Howard said...

You've got the best recipes and clips. My feet are tappin' and I just et up your po'boy *burps*.

We had a wintery weekend, sun today, rain and cold tomorrow and for a few days. A ton, not a bon ton, LOL.

nanny said...

I had a weekend filled with your great recipes......enough leftovers to have a great panfried fish taco last night!!

Joanne said...

Marguerite, in the first clip you mention the mostly-Boomer crowd. But ... I see the next generation cutting some moves right there at the stage. Those kiddies are ready to hit the dance floor and have a good time :)

John said...

Another recipe for me to 'steal'.

ellen abbott said...

I don't know which I like best...drooling over the food, listening to the music or watching the people dance.


OMG girl! i need me some more of this stuff!!!!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE your place here! i cannot tell you how much!!! always get MY FIX of all things fun and fantastic here!!!
thank you SO much for sharing all, sweetie!!!

Mary said...

Girl, you are going to go down dancing with a bottle of hot sauce in your free hand :-). The crawfish cakes sound delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Helena Halme said...

Wow, looks amazing. I really could do with 'another great Cajun weekend' now! Love the pictures - so atmospheric. xx

kitchen flavours said...

Eat and be merry! Another great weekend of delicious food and great music!

Marguerite said...

Cajunlicious- Thanks, I could eat these every day! Hope you enjoy them!

Bo- Great to hear from you! Thanks, hope you give them a try! Thanks for stopping by!

Cloudia- It IS great, isn't it? Birds of a feather... Aloha, cher!

Eddie- Merci, if you like hot and spicy things, then you're in the right place! lol The only difference between crawfish and crayfish is who's spelling it! lol

Kittie- Merci beaucoup for your kind compliments, cher! That poboy was fab! Wintery weekend? Gosh, you need to come home, girl-friend, it's beautiful here! :)

Linda Starr said...

This is just the recipe I need for the crawfish tails I have in the freezer, Gary found a new hot sauce made in Florida with mango and some other type of peppers, I'll have to post about it, what a weekend you had, we shoveled compost, Ha.

Magic of Spice said...

What a gorgeous recipe and beautiful photo... appetizing to say the least!
Great music as always, so much fun :)

Marguerite said...

Nanny- Thanks so much for trying them, so glad you enjoyed them! Stay tuned for more! And I love fish tacos, too! Yum!

Joanne- We start dancing as babies, in the womb, and we never stop! It's wonderful and such great exercise!

John- So good to hear from you! Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Ellen- Thanks for the sweet comment, cher! So glad you enjoyed it! It's all good, that's for sure!

Gypsy- Merci beaucoup for your kind words and compliments, cher! I'm so happy you enjoy it! You are so welcome, it's my pleasure to share it all with you! Cheers!

Mary- What a way to go! lol Thanks, they are great with shrimp, too. Hope you have a great day, too! Thanks for coming by!

rosaria said...

Oh my! My mouth and my whole body want to sit down and taste this dish, then dance the afternoon away. So happy to come here.

Candace said...

omygoodness! What I wouldn't give for some crawfish right now. Being unable to get it sure makes it even more attractive. Looks delicious! :)

Donna said...

Oh gosh, even a Jersey girl can loveeeeeeeeee these! Great job (and GREAT blog!!! it's too cute!)

Marguerite said...

Helena- So good to hear from you! Thanks, a lot of fun going on, as always. Thanks for stopping by!

KF- Thanks for your nice comment, cher! That's what weekends are for and I wish you were here!

Linda- Great, you will love these! They are fab and that hot sauce sounds good. lol- Sounds exciting! :)

Spice- Thanks so much for your lovely comment! So much fun and great music, every weekend. Glad you enjoyed it!

Rosaria- Merci beaucoup for your sweet comment, cher! You need to move here because I know that you would love it all! Cheers!

Candace- Thanks, I know what you mean because I lived away, for many years! You could always order some from!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
It is craw season for sure. We have got "mud bugs' all over our back yard. We just get some bacon and an old pair of hose and fish them right out of those holes, then I am going to make your Crawfish Cakes! It looks like a great recipe. I always have to stop and enjoy your music, you'al sure know how to have a good time, my kind of people! Thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

Martha (MM) said...

These crawfish cakes are going on my menu plan over at MM's Mission this weekend for sure! Is it ok if I link directly to your recipe?

Have a hot and spicy weekend :-)

Trish said...

Oh yum!