Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cajun Cook Out Faves + Bayou Boogie

Here's a great burger recipe with a Caj-Mex twist that is perfect for your Memorial Day cookout or anytime you want a spicy, scrumptious burger. I had one at a recent family gathering and just had to make them. Out of this world, cher! I am also including a few links to other items that are on the menu. Bon appetit!

Spicy Caj-Mex Burgers

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
1 tbs. chili powder
2 tbs.'s Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. chipotle sauce
1 (4 oz.) can green chilies
1 tbs. minced garlic
1 tbs. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
1 cup Doritos, crushed

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and shape into 6 patties. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Grill on medium hot grill for 10 to 12 minutes on each side for medium well.  Brush buns with butter and grill for 5 minutes on indirect heat before serving. Garnish with lettuce, tomato, onions, salsa, and sour cream! Sinfully good!

Also on the menu: (click on title to view recipe)

Spicy Caj-Mex Grilled Chicken

Creole Potato Salad

Cajun Seven Layer Salad

 Spicy Creole Jambalaya


Bayou Bourbon Beans

Cajun Style French Bread

Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding w/ Kaluha Fudge Sauce

I'm sharing these at ~
See Ya in the Gumbo ~ Potluck @ MsEnplace

Bayou Boogie

Here's a little clip of Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners tearing it up at the Saturday morning zydeco breakfast at Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge. Crank it up for this one, cher and let the good times roll!

Wishing ya'll a fun and fab holiday weekend! Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tis the Season for Crawfish + Crawfish Festival Fun

Tis the season for crawfish in Cajun country and I have been cooking them every which way that you can imagine. Today we are boiling 30 lbs. of crawfish and any left overs will be peeled and made into this divine Boiled Crawfish Salad and topped w/ Creole Mustard Vinaigrette. Cest bon, cher!

Boiled Crawfish Salad w /Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

1 lb. peeled boiled crawfish tails
1 head romaine lettuce, torn
3 hard boiled eggs, quartered
2 ears of boiled corn on the cob, shaved from the cob
1 Creole tomato, chopped
1 cup mixed bell peppers, chopped
1  onion, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained, (optional)

Wash lettuce and tear into pieces and place in a large salad bowl. Chop veggies and add to the salad bowl. Add crawfish, beans, and corn and toss gently. Top with Creole Mustard Vinaigrette. (recipe below) and enjoy!

Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tbs.'s Creole mustard
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 tbs. water
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

In medium bowl, add the mustard and the vinegar together with about one-third of the olive oil, and whisk until emulsified. Add 1 tbs. water, and add the rest of the olive oil slowly, in a thin stream, whisking constantly.  Whisk in the salt and cayenne pepper. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

Crawfish Festival Fun

Here's a little clip of some of the fun that was going on at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie were rockin' the crowd. Let the good times roll, cher!

Wishing ya'll a fantastic weekend, filled with fun! Merci beaucoup for passing by!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Cajun Mother's Day Buffet + A Cajun Waltz

It's finally Mother's Day and my wonderful son is whipping up a scrumptious lunch buffet for me and some other family members and friends. He's including my faves and will be boiling some crawfish on the patio, too. Here is what's on the menu so far. It's a beautiful, sunny day and I am really looking forward to it. Wishing all of you a very Happy Mother's Day! Cheers, cher!

(click on title to view recipe)

Cajun Bloody Marys

Southern Mimosas

 Fresh Fruit w/ Pina Colada Dip

Spicy Crawfish Dip w/ Mini Croissants

Creole Summer Salad w/ Tabasco Vinaigrette

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Skewers w/ Bourbon Glaze

Sinful Bayou Crab Cakes

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Margarita Cake

Banana Pudding Pie



A Cajun Waltz

Here's a little clip that my friend Bill took recently, of a Cajun waltz at the Saturday morning dance at Fred's Lounge in Mamou, Louisiana. Don Fotenot and Les Amis de Louisiane were entertaining the crowd. The weekly dance is a tradition in the area and packs them in at 8 am.! Oh, the life of a Cajun!

Wishing ya'll a wonderful week, filled with fun and special memories. Merci beaucoup for stopping by!