Monday, February 17, 2014

Cajun Mardi Gras Menu

It's that time of year again for that wonderful big party called Mardi Gras. Elaborate balls, fun parades, king cake parties, and decadent food are all the norm right now. I love everything about Mardi Gras, but especially the food, and I like to have friends and family over for a casual buffet to celebrate the Carnival season. Here are a few of my family's favorite Mardi Gras eats that I will be serving my guests.Happy Mardi Gras!

Nanny's Creole Crab Cakes 

1 lb. lump crab meat, picked over
3 tbs.'s mayo
1 tsp. Creole mustard
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Few drops of Tabasco
2 tsp.'s Creole seasoning
1/2 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed

2 green onions, sliced thin

1/2 cup bread crumbs
Butter for frying

Combine all ingredients, except crab meat, in large bowl. Fold in crab meat and toss gently, until blended. Shape into cakes, roll in breadcrumbs, and fry in butter, in a cast iron skillet, until browned. Makes 6 Divine!

(click on title to view recipe)
Seafood Gumbo

Fried Catfish Bites

Creole Stuffed Mushrooms

And for my Mardi Gras desserts, click here.

Click here for a schedule of Mardi Gras events in Lafayette and Acadiana.

And here for a schedule of Mardi Gras events in New Orleans.

Hope you all have a wonderful week! Merci beaucoup for passing by!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cajun Super Bowl Party Dips

Here are a few of my favorite dip recipes that I plan to make for my Super Bowl party. They are really easy to make and are out of this world, cher!  The Jalapeno Cheese Dip is sinfully good and I could eat the whole bowl! Enjoy!

 Jalapeno Cheese Dip

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 cup light mayo
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Creole or yellow mustard
1 or 2  jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
Few shakes of Tabasco
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
2 tbs.'s bread crumbs

Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. To serve cold,  omit the breadcrumbs, place in a dip bowl, and serve with tortilla chips.

To serve hot, place dip in a lightly greased, 1 quart baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve with chips or mini toasts.

Baked Muffaletta Dip

Spicy Cajun Crab Dip

And for a little lagniappe, here are a few more things on my menu.

Mini Muffalettas

24 count, mini Muffaletta rolls or dinner rolls
1 jar Italian olive salad
1 lb. smoked ham, sliced thin
1/2 lb. provolone cheese slices, sliced thin
1/2 lb. hard salami, sliced thin
Creole or Dijon mustard

Slice rolls in half and place, inside up, on large cookie sheet. Spread the top half of rolls with Creole mustard and bottom half with olive salad. Layer salami, cheese, double layer of ham, on top of olive salad. Top with roll. Serve cold or cover with a tent of foil and place in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
Spicy Cajun Chicken Wings

3 lbs. boneless chicken wings
2 cups hickory smoke barbecue sauce
1 tbs. Creole mustard
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
3 tbs.'s Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. Tabasco sauce
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning


Combine all ingredients except chicken wings, in large crock pot and mix well. Add chicken wings and stir to coat. Cook on low for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Serves 6 


For more of my Super Bowl recipes, click here.

Hope ya'll have a great Super Bowl weekend! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!