Friday, June 24, 2011

Spicy Cajun Stuffed Crabs + A Cajun Waltz and a Two-Step

With crabs in season in Cajun country, I can't resist eating them in as many ways as possible. Here's a fabulous recipe for one of my faves, Stuffed Crabs, and when I tell ya'll that this stuffing is out of this world, then you know that I mean it, cher! Also great for stuffing mushrooms, fish, and shrimp, and I even love to eat it plain! Ca' cest bon! Enjoy!

Spicy Cajun Stuffed Crabs

1 lb. lump crab meat
4 slices of bread, crusts removed
1 small can evaporated milk
1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 cup each of "the trinity", (onions, bell peppers, and celery), diced
1/2 cup green onions, including tops, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 stick of butter
1 tbs. Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning, or Cajun seasoning
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes hot sauce
Crab shells

In large bowl, tear the bread slices into pieces. Add milk and stir and let soak while you saute the veggies. In large skillet, melt butter, add the trinity and saute for 10 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 5 more minutes.

Add the crab meat,  green onions, Creole seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. Saute on low for about 10 minutes. Add the soaked bread,  breadcrumbs, parsley, and hot sauce and stir and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fill the crab shells with the stuffing and dot with butter. Place on a baking pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Divinely delicious! Serve with my tangy hot seafood sauce, (recipe below), a big garden salad, hot French bread, and a nice glass of wine.

Tangy Hot Seafood Sauce

6 tbs.'s ketchup
2 tsp.'s horseradish
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes of Tabasco

Mix all together, chill for 1 hour, then serve with crabs.

For my Spicy Cajun Boiled Crabs recipe, click here

I will be sharing these at Friday Potluck @ Ekat's Kitchen.

 A Cajun Waltz and a Two Step

Here's a little clip of a Cajun waltz, turned two-step, at the Gator by the Bay Festival, in May. The high spirited crowd was lovin' this band,  and everyone passed a good time! Let the good times roll, cher!

Ryan Brunet and Les Malfacteurs

Hope ya'll have a fab weekend, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


KarenG said...

Oh Marguerite, I am swooning. And drooling just a little.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, Cher, this looks divine. This is the second day in a row I've seen "the holy trinity" on a blog. I had forgotten all about that...

Joanne said...

Oh I can only imagine how delish those stuffed crabs are, I'm swooning with Karen ...

nanny said...

I love stuffed crabs....but I'll bet your fresh ones put any I've had to shame....would love to have a plate right now!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Amazing! My mouth is watering and it has dropped to the floor in amazement! You rock girl

A Year on the Grill said...

MARGUERITE, I love these!!! the look is wonderful, and all those extra layers.. Soon to be on my menu


Cloudia said...

Aloha from Waikiki

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John said...

I'll skip the dancing and go straight to the crab.

Honey at 2805 said...

You always leave me drooling for your Cajan delights.

Thanks for your comment re: St Malo. It's interesting that your have ancestors that came from there. I was aware that Cartier made trips bringing French to Canada that them migrated to Louisiana. Ancestry research is so interesting!

laxsupermom said...

Yum! I love stuffed crab, but haven't had it in a while. I definitely have to make some of these soon. Thanks for sharing.

kitchen flavours said...

Your crab looks so delicious! I had crab with my sisters last week at a restaurant, and looking at yours, I'm craving it again!
Have a great boogie weekend, Marguerite!

Marguerite said...

Karen- Thanks, so glad you like them! Very easy to make and so good! Have a great weekend!

Gail- Merci, cher! They don't call it the "holy trinity" for nothing! lol Happy weekend!

Joanne- Thanks, they are fab and I can eat this stuffing by the spoonfuls! Hope you give them a try!

nanny- Thanks, cher, I love crabs, too, and we have the best, for sure! Wish I could send you some!

KB- Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for coming by! So glad you like them and hope you try them!

Dave- Merci beaucoup for the nice compliments, cher! You will love them! Enjoy!

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Thanks so much for linking up to our Super Stalker Sunday hop! Hope you have a great weekend and hope to see you back next week for more stalking!

April @ Mama on a Green Mission

Kortney said...

Thanks for sharing!! These look delicious!! Yummm I'm hungry now! lol

Thanks for linking up with us at the Super Stalker Sunday hop! Have fun stalking around and don't forget to come join us again next weekend!!

Kortney's Krazy Life

Joey said...

I'm gonna make these! Hey... you need any help down there?

You sound so fun? I lead such a boring life...


Mariah said...

Okay, now I'm officially hungry! I wish I had something this good to eat!

I'm stopping by from this week's Super Stalker Sunday hop! Thanks for participating! I hope you'll join us again next week and I hope you'll stop by and visit me if you haven't already! I'm a new GFC follower!
Mariah, Formula Mom

Eddie Bluelights said...

I could stuff myself sily with a stuffed crab right now - feeling hungry. Save some for me LOL

Seasoned Air Force Spouse said...

This looks AWESOME! I'm married to a Cajun and I will be following this to learn what I can. He usually does the Cajun cooking. :-)

Frugal in WV said...

I haven't had stuffed crabs in forever, you pictures and recipes look delicious! I love finding new recipe blogs, following you now from the super stalker hop. Have a great day!

MM said...

Stuffed crabs and stuffed shrimp are my favorite things to order at seafood restaurants. Ya know, I've never made them at home!

I can see why you like to eat the stuffing plain. I sure would. If I get into it, there might not be enough left for the crabs!

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! I don't remember the last time I had crab cakes! mmmmmmmmmm! Those look so danged good....

Kathryn Magendie said...

of course I meant "stuffed crabs" - :pD

Marguerite said...

Cloudia- Aloha, cher! Merci for stopping by! Cheers!

John- Can't say that I blame you! You could always dance later! :)

Honey- Thanks so much for your sweet comment. It is so interesting and I'm a total ancestry addict!

laxsupermom- Hi and welcome! So glad you like them and want to try them! Enjoy and thanks a lot for stopping by!

Joy- Thanks so much for the compliment, cher, ! I love crabs and am always craving them! Hope yours is fun, too!

April- You're welcome, and thank you for hosting! Thanks for coming by, I will!

Pam said...

I'm drooling over the cajun crabs, makes me want to get up and do the two-step too!!!

JoeTaz said...

Following you from Super Stalker Sunday Blog Hop

Please follow me back if you get the chance Taz's Journey

JRFrugalMom said...

It looks fabulous!

I spotted an empty crab shell at the beach this morning.

I am your newest follower, and I would like to invite you to the Follow Us Monday Morning blog hop at Frugality Is Free.

Ali said...

That looks delicious Marguerite. The tangy seafood sauce sounds perfect as well, I like the addition of horseradish to give it a nice bite. :)

fishyfacedesigns said...

OMG that sounds so good! I could get into that! Thanks as always for the music.
Take care,

cajunlicious said...

I could eat a dozen of these. YUM!

TexaGermaNadian said...

This looks sooo good! Could definitely go for one of these right now...or really anytime :) STopped over from the Sunday Stalk, hope you are having a good Monday too!

Drick said...

I have not had stuffed crabs this year, think it's time to get out the traps and get out there.... love your breading recipe with the meat, I can taste it just reading it, out of sight I know

Marguerite said...

Kortney- Thanks, hope you try them! You're welcome and thank you for hosting and stopping by!

Joey- Thanks, they are fab and I hope you do! Having fun is a #1 priority in Cajun country! You should move here! :)

Mariah- Thanks so much for the sweet compliment and for stopping by! You're welcome and I'm following you now, too!

Eddie- Sorry,cher! These disappeared in 10 minutes! lol

SAFS- Thanks, you are a lucky woman to be married to a Cajun man who can cook! Thanks so much for coming by and for following!

Frugal- Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for stopping by! Your blog is fab and I'm following you back!

MM- Me too, but making them at home is so easy and I hope you try them! I know, I could eat the whole pan! Thanks for coming by, cher!

Miriam said...

What an amazing recipe! The hard part where I live would be finding a pound of crab meat, after that = deliciousness :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Magic of Spice said...

Fantastic and fun recipe! And love how you stuffed the shells, what a presentation...delicious :)
Hope your having a fantastic week

Eddie Bluelights said...

Awh Shucks!! What none left!! I'll have to come earlier next time LOL

AmberFaith said...

Hello! Newest follower from the Catch A Wave Wednesday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (: