Friday, February 8, 2013

Cajun Mardi Gras "Must Haves"

Here are a few of my favorite recipes that I love to serve during the Mardi Gras season and more importantly, love to eat. I'm including a few grilling recipes because with the glorious Spring weather that we're having, you can bet we'll be grilling up a storm. They are all out of this world, cher and I hope that you give them a try. Bon appetit!

Crawfish Monica

1 lb. corkscrew pasta
1 lb. peeled crawfish tails
2 tbs.'s olive oil
6 tbs.'s butter
1/2 cup onions, chopped
2 tbs.'s minced garlic
1 tbs. Cajun or Creole seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup white good white wine
2 cups half and half
1 tbs. lemon juice
1/2 cup green onions, including tops, sliced thin
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse and place in large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and set aside.

In a large saute pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, Cajun seasoning and salt, and cook and stir for 1 minute.

Add the white wine and cook over high heat until nearly all evaporated. Add the half and half and lemon juice and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced. Add the crawfish tails and cook for 10 minutes. Add the green onions and parsley and cook for 5 more minutes.

Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat with the sauce. Cook until the pasta is warmed through, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup of the cheese.

Place in a serving bowl and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Fab!

And here a a few more. Enjoy!



Creole Contessa said...

OHH WEE! This looks so good, I have to make this for my husband. YUM!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Gosh! Wonderful - I'll have an extremely large helping of everything! Blow the diet . . . oh! and I'll bring a large doggy bag LOL

Linda Starr said...

I always wondered what a muffalettas was. Ha.

Big Dude said...

If this is what you're serving I have just one question - is there room in your driveway for my motor home

the wild magnolia said...

Food is such a cultural high.

Thank you for sharing.

Kat said...

Happy Mardi Gras to you, Marguerite!! Everything looks delicious, as usual. You are the hostess ever! I am going to try some Alfredo, based on your chicken Alfredo recipe but using shrimp instead. Thanks for taking the time to share your wonderful recipes.

Terry said...

Everything looks wonderful! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Stop by my blog at RV Life and Food to check it out.