Friday, February 22, 2013

Cajun Crab and Corn Casserole + Bayou Boogie

The Lenten season is in full swing in Cajun country and fabulous Louisiana seafood is on sale everywhere. The crabmeat was on sale at my favorite seafood market and I couldn't resist buying a few pounds. Enough for a batch of crab cakes and to make this scrumptious casserole. And it is so quick and easy for those busy days. Out of this world, cher and it will have you going back for more. Bon appetit!

Cajun Crab and Corn Casserole

1 lb. lump crabmeat
1 tbs. minced garlic
1/4 lb. butter
1/2 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Salt to taste
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 (12 oz.) can Mexican corn, drained
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated
3 ounces Romano cheese, grated

Melt the butter in a large saucepan on low heat. Add flour and stir until thickened. Continue cooking for 10 minutes and stir constantly until a blonde roux is formed. Add cheeses, whipping cream, milk, parsley, and seasonings. Cook until sauce thickens and cheese is melted. Add crabmeat and cook on low for 5 more minutes. Transfer mixture to a buttered casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Serve with a big salad or steamed veggies and French bread for a special meal. Fab! Enjoy!

For my Sinful Bayou Crab Cakes recipe, click here.

I'll be sharing this at ~
Inspire Me Monday @ Create with Joy
See Ya in the Gumbo @ Ms. Enplace

Bayou Boogie

Here's a little clip that I took of some nitty-gritty dancin' going on at Festival Acadiens. The crowd was lovin' this band and there was a whole lotta boogie-ing going on. Crank it up for this one, cher, and let the good times roll!

Wishing all of you a fun and fabulous weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Unknown said...

I will be making this. WOW! Just Yum.
Can't wait to taste this.

Unknown said...

Yum!! saving this for next week! Thanks for the recipe

Rosaria Williams said...

Wow! This is a saver!

Cloudia said...

Hey gal! Y'all been missed!

Linda Starr said...

I do love crab, sounds delicious.

Unknown said...

Have to try that casserole - sounds amazing!

Liza said...

Oh my, I am hungry now!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Yummy! Yummy! I did copy your recipe thanks so much. It's been a long time just got back to bloging. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

Michelle B said...

Crab is probably my favorite type of seafood. This creamy casserole is divine!

By the way, I made your stuffed filets for V day--WOW! Was that delicious! I didn't realize I was out of sherry, but brandy filled in just fine.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Wow! This is going on my grocery list today. I'll be trying it for sure. Thanks for sharing. : )

hidden art of homemaking said...

Hey Marguerite, I wish I lived on the coast for the seafood...crab cakes are some of my favorite. I hope you are doing good...
Love, Mona

Eddie Bluelights said...

OK Marguerite, I'm sold!! LOL
Its all crab meat, a real treat!
And I am extremely jealous of your weather - terrible here - I want to hibernate again . . . . brrrrh!
Loved the dancing clip as well.

Pat Tillett said...

Yum! Crab in any form is great. This looks really good!

Michelle B said...

Thank you for linking this week!

Martha said...

Definitely a keeper! Haven't seen you in a while, wanted to pop over and say hi. I'm suffering my way through Lent, can't wait to have a beer or 10 ;)

California Girl said...

Dear Marguerite, just thought I'd jump in and say "Hey" as I don't comment as often as in the past. I do miss reading all the recipes but, as I'm now on a nutrition & exercise plan, it's just as well. I did take a moment to whip through the chocolate bread pudding w/ chocolate bourbon sauce. mmmmmm. I'll compare your crab cakes recipe with mine in a minute. You have certainly grown your followers with your awesome food & fun videos.

xo CG

Carole said...

Marguerite, just lovely. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Corn. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers