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!


Big Dude said...

Your salad sounds delicious. Boiled crawfish reminds me of last years blogger party.

Velva said...

Wow! This really looks good!


Creole Contessa said...

I love the way this looks, I bet it is delicious.

Susanna Powers said...

Hi Marguerite! your posts always make me so hungry! I think I'll print the one about the brunch casserole soon. I hope all is well, thanks, sp

tappingflamingo said...

oh how I miss those crawfish!!!!!

Pam said...

Woo hoo! It sounds great and I want to go to a crawfish boil. The salad looks fantastic! But, boo hoo, the video wouldn't work. Have a good week, dearie!

Diane Jordan said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your salad sounds delicious. Boiled crawfish reminds me of this past weekend with family. We boiled 40 lbs of crawfish. We also had some left over and mixed the with Crab Yummy cakes!!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful week.
XXOO Diane

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Oh yeah, my kind of eats! You always have the very best. I'm finally back to blogging. I've missed you!

Kittie Howard said...

Oh, YUM! The LSU society is having its annual crawfish boil. Somebody comes up from LA. Problem is, all of the alumni from all of LA's schools get together, way too many people for one or two vendors to handle. OMG!

Got my cover up for "Bayou Princess." This one's light-hearted fun.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Would just love to get to know some of these sea foods - Big Dude and I will come and help you eat some. Hugs ~ Eddie

rosaria williams said...

Oh how I wish I were there...