Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cajun Jalapeno-Sausage Cornbread + A Cajun Waltz

Here's another Cajun favorite that is sure to please and will just melt in your mouth. This  dish is a hit at any gathering and disappears in a flash,  so you may want to make two. It's especially good if hot sausage is used. Great for tailgating, too. Cest' bon, cher! Enjoy!

Cajun Jalapeno-Sausage Cornbread

1 pkg. "hot" bulk pork sausage
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 onion, chopped fine
Cajun seasoning to taste

2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced jalapeno peppers,  jar variety

Brown sausage in heavy skillet and drain excess oil. Add onions, Cajun seasoning, and  Worcestershire ,and stir fry sausage and onions for 5 minutes, scraping bottom, and adding a little water to prevent from sticking if necessary. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the buttermilk, eggs and oil. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except sausage and onions and stir until blended. Then fold in the sausage and onions. Mix well and pour into a greased 13x9 inch baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Especially good with a cold beer. Bon Appetit!

For my Cajun Seasoning Blend recipe, click here

I'll be sharing these at~
Saturday Night Special

A Cajun Waltz

Of all the dancin' that goes on in Cajun country, the Cajun waltz is perhaps my favorite.  Here's a little clip of  Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys swaying the crowd at this year's Cajun-Zydeco Festival in Ardenwood. Let the good times roll,  cher!

I'd like to extend a warm welcome and thanks to all of my new followers. I appreciate each and everyone of you and I'm so glad to have you along!  Please leave me a comment so that I can follow you back. Also, I've had several people tell me that they are now following, but are not showing up on my GFC gadget, due to issues with Blogger, last week. So, if I have somehow missed you,  please leave a comment or email me. Wishing you all a fun and fab weekend. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of Hurricane Irene. I can so relate to what you're going through. Merci beaucoup for coming by.


Kelly L said...

so glad I hopped into your blog - I am planning a summer vacation for next summer to New Orleans - have always wanted to visit there from So. California.. Love looking over your recipes and I can't wait to try them... I'm doing a happy dance!
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judi said...

Oh that sounds lovely, on the menu for next week. Hope you are ahving a wonderful summer and isn't it refreshing to escape the winds.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Well worth boarding a plane for LOL. Another Marguerite sublime creation and although I have just had my main meal today I would 'dig in' (an English slang phrase) to this with profound enthusiasm. And even a cold beer thrown in - what more could a guy ask? LOL.

Whilst writing, Marguerite, many congratulations on achieiving 500+ followers, quite a feat. None as faithful as me though LOL.

I too am corncerned for the folk in the path of Hurricne Irene - there is a good friend living in New York and a gentleman in Maryland as well. Hope the intensity drops significantly to render it harmless. Hope you were spared in Lousisiana - guess so. Eddie

MM said...

How could you go wrong with sausage, cheese, and jalapeno? Sounds like a good deal! I can see why you suggest making two. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I made some cornbread the other night with whole corn in it - and I sprinkled some ofthe corn on top before baking so it browned/carmalized some - it was GOOOOOOD!

Now I'm looking down there on your post where it reads "Peaches and Cream Pie" I want pie. Dang.

Drick said...

I sho am gonna make this, can't wait, know it is some kind of good - hope you're getting ready for those ragin' cajuns...

Linda Starr said...

I do love cornbread, this sounds wonderful, today we are now 500 miles out from the hurricane, but have been windy from it all day, amazing what power hurricanes pac.

Gypsy Heart said...

Cher, I can't wait to make this! I love, love hot & spicy sausage, jalapenos & cornbread. Perfect!


Gypsy Heart said...

Cher, I can't wait to make this! I love, love hot & spicy sausage, jalapenos & cornbread. Perfect!


KarenG said...

It was just about a year ago that I started following your blog. I mentioned you in my recent post :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I have some deer sausage left from last season that my son gave me. Could be good breakfast meal for a crowd at the lake.

Foodness Gracious said...

I love cornbread but love it more with sausage and love it MORE with jalapenos! How could I possibly have any more love for this dish?
Also I thought of you today while I was at a Lisa Haley and the Zydecats concert for some reason, I think you posted a video of them? Am I right or just crazy?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Marguerite .. looks delicious - and sounds like an excellent idea .. the cold beer and good green salad to go with .. cheers Hilary

Jeni said...

I'm a big lover of cornbread -or, "Johnnycake" as my Grandma always called it -from way, way back in time! But I'm wondering about something here too -the recipe here calls for buttermilk (as do a whole lot of other recipes I've seen recently, thanks to the cookbook project I was managing through our church women's group) and I'd like to know if there is a substitute ingredient one can use in place of buttermilk cause I rarely ever see buttermilk in the dairy case of local stores in my area? Could sour cream or soured milk be subbed or is that a "non-subbable" substance?

Marguerite said...

Kelly- Hi and welcome! So glad you like the recipes! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following. I'll be over soon!

judi- Merci, cher, hope you try it! I am and hope that you are, too. Yes, but I don't want to say that too loud because the season doesn't end till November. :)

Eddie- Merci beaucoup for the nice compliments, cher. Thanks, you're right about that! lol Thankfully, it wasn't as bad as they feared.

MM- Thanks, you can't! :) I always make two, as it freezes well, too. Hope you give it a try!

Kat- So good to hear from you, cher! That sounds delish and you should get GMR to make the pie for you! Thanks for stopping by!

Drick- Thanks, it's fab and I know you would love it! It's so hot that I can't even think about football, right now. :)

rosaria said...

Great comfort food!

Big Dude said...

I'm no where near being a Cajun but I love the music. Your cornbread sounds fantastic and I appreciate having another spice recipe to try.

Chef in Training said...

Yum! That looks DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

Velva said...

As always, DELICIOUS!

I thought about you this evening. Anthony Bourdain did an episode on Cajun country. if you did not see it, I think you would enjoy it.


Miriam said...

Ooo weee, that cornmead sound amazing! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Marguerite said...

Linda- Thanks, glad you like it! You were very lucky to dodge that one, cher, but there's another one right behind it. Tis' the season!

Gypsy- Thanks, I'm so glad you want to make it! Hope it's cool enough to turn your oven on, by now. Thanks for stopping by!

Karen- It's hard to believe that a whole year has gone by! Time flies when you're having fun! :) Thanks again for the kind mention!

Midlife- This would be awesome with deer sausage, for sure! Good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. But like I said, better make two. Enjoy!

Foodness Gracious- Thanks, sounds like this cornbread is perfect for you! I don't think that I have posted a video of that band, but thanks for the great idea. And no, you're not crazy! lol

Hilary- Thanks so much for the nice compliment! It's a great combo and I hope you give it a try. Thanks for coming by!

Pam said...

This is definitely my kind of corn bread. Love the video as usual!!!

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

LAWDY B as Kat says! I know better than to come here before lunch! I LOVE your cooking and I have never got a bite! My belly just met my backbone! XOXO

readwatchrelax said...

ooohhh, I think i'm going to enjoy it here! lol!! I'm saving this recipe to kick off the football season and will definitely have lots of cold beer on hand. :)
p.s. thank you!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Thanks so much for dropping by the Monday Mingle Blog Hop! Your GFC widget is not working, let me know if I'm already following you or not. I hope you'll stop by
again soon! Have a great day! :)

P.S. I would love to connect on Facebook too, if we haven't already.

Magic of Spice said...

That is one loaded cornbread! I do not eat sausage but my boys love it, and can make 2 :)
Hope you are having a great week...

Camille said...

I am making this over the weekend! My husband is going to love it!! :) You have the yummiest and most unique recipes on your blog and that is why I love it! :) Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff- we are so thankful for your support! We would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more of your great posts!
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Chef in Training said...

YUM! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

Martha (MM) said...

Yum! I made some similar to this last weekend but cheated with corn muffin mix. Thanks so much for always linking up to Tailgating Time!!

Alex Staff said...

Combine sausage, Jalapeño peppers, and cheese in one dish and -- viola! A delicious cornbread! This one really looks yummy! Well, anything with cheese all look delicious to me! Haha!