Sunday, March 24, 2013

Cajun Easter Brunch Buffet

With Easter only one week away, I've been planning my Easter brunch buffet for my family and friends. I've been tweaking my buffet menu and I'll be including my family's faves and most guests will be bringing a salad or dessert to share. It will be quite a spread and packed with delectable Cajun favorites, with plenty of Bloody Mary's to go around. Cheers, cher!

This spicy quiche with jalapenos and mushrooms is very popular at my house and I'm sure that it will be at yours, too. Sometimes I add a cup of small cooked shrimp or crawfish tails, which are both also fab! Great with a Bloody Mary or two! Cheers, cher! Bon appetit!

Spicy Creole Breakfast Quiche

1 (9 inch) frozen, (thawed), or homemade deep dish pie shell 
1 cup cooked ham, cubed
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
3 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. dried thyme
6 large eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half
1 tsp. Creole  mustard
1 tsp. Creole seasoning,  (for my recipe,  click here)
Salt and Tabasco to taste
2 tbs.'s olive oil

In large skillet, saute the ham, mushrooms, onions,  green peppers, and jalapeno in the olive oil, for 10 minutes. Spread evenly on bottom of  pie shell.

In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, cheese, mustard, parsley, thyme and Creole seasoning. Add salt and a few shakes of Tabasco, to your taste, and mix well.

Pour over ham mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes, before cutting.

(Click on title to view recipe)

Spicy Cajun Boiled Shrimp w/ Remoulade Sauce

Cajun Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Creole Deviled Eggs

Cajun Crab Dip (by popular demand)

Creole Shrimp Pasta Salad

Crawfish Jambalaya

Spinach Madeleine

Cajun Baked Ham w/ Sugarcane-Bourbon Glaze

Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins


Nanny's Sweet Potato Biscuits


And although some of my guests are bringing desserts, I wanted to make my Dad's favorite Easter Cake. One bite of this divine cake and you'll think you're in heaven, cher! Worth the calories!

Pina Colada Bundt Cake


I'll be sharing these at ~
Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

And here's a little lagniappe for my wonderful followers. Thanks so much for your continued friendship and support. My recipe for Jalapeno Cream Sauce is (to die for) and great on pasta, crab cakes, and just about anything. Enjoy!

Jalapeno Cream Sauce

1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped fine
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 tbs. vegetable oil
Salt to taste

1 tbs. Creole mustard
1/3 cup whipping cream
2/3 cup light sour cream

Saute peppers and garlic in medium skillet, in oil over low heat, stirring frequently, for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

Cajun Bloody Mary's

Wishing you all a wonderful week and a very Happy Easter! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


tappingflamingo said...

I can't seem to get to the jalapeno corn bed recipe. It looks soooo good, as does everything else.

Mona said...

I think I just found a new recipe for us..your quiche sounds delicious. I am marking it on Pinterest so I will have it for reference..
love your blog..your food looks so good..
Love, Mona

Ann said...

tried to get your ham recipe...couldn't access.
too looks wonderful.

drick perry said...

I'll take shrimp in my quiche please ... and then move right down the line sampling everything else on the table ... It do look fab! Have a blessed Easter my friend, and good cooking...


what a wonderful table you set, dear louisiana lady! so yummy! have a wonderful holiday time! xxx

Big Dude said...

It all looks delicious, especially the quiche. We've been trying to decide what type of a low key Easter to have until I read this. I think I'll call Cajun Palms RV Resort and see if they have any spaces for this weekend, so we'll just need you to send directions to your house :-)

Ann said...

thrilled you got the link working!!!
also,love the recipe for the spiral cut ham!!
ditto the deviled eggs!!!
i think my butt got bigger just reading them!!!
no problem though!!!
thanks so very much for sharing these fab recipes!!!!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yes please to ALL of them LOL.
I dare not take the risk of me cooling them so please lay another place for me LOL.
Have a great Easter.

Eddie Bluelights said...

For cooling please read cooking - (another typo! LOL)

Kittie Howard said...

All of your recipes are delicious! And easy to follow. Yay! Your remoulade sauce and deviled eggs are on our menu! Yum! Can't wait! We're staying close as the weather's dreadful and supposed to remain so until the 13th or 14th. We've got tickets for the Nationals' game on the 14th, so here's hoping for a bit of sunshine!

Happy Easter, cher! I hope life's every blessing is yours.

Miz Helen said...

Marguerite, what a great collection of recipes for a fabulous Easter Brunch! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Susanna Powers said...

Happy Easter Marguerite! I'm making the quiche this afternoon. thanks, sp

Connie said...

Wow!!! I want to move in with you and eat my way through your delicious recipes :) My, my, my :)
My mouth is watering.
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I know that you are already a follower of Steve's, but come put your name in the hat for the give-a-way:)
Have a lovely day.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)
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Prasad Kumar said...

Hmmmmm those are looking for good and yummy, perfect for this Easter!!!
Mind if I will share this to my Pinterest board for Easter 2014? I hope you won't mind.
Totally love it.