Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boiled Crawfish Pasta Salad + Festival Preview

Tis the season for crawfish and here is a great recipe for those leftover crawfish from your crawfish boil. Spicy crawfish and pasta with a rich, creamy dressing that will melt in your mouth! Perfect for those backyard cook outs or anytime you want a delicious dish.

Bon appetit!

16  ounces bowtie or other pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained
1 lb. peeled, boiled crawfish
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup each, bell pepper and onions, chopped
2 tbs.'s butter

Saute onions and bell pepper in butter until soft. Add crawfish, green onions, parsley, and Cajun seasoning, and saute and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Make sauce. (recipe below)

1 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup chili sauce
1 tbs. Creole mustard
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbs. lemon juice
Few shakes of Tabasco
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients in small bowl and mix well. Place pasta and veggie mixture in a large bowl and stir until combined. Add sauce and toss until well coated. Chill until ready to serve.

Serve with a good loaf of French bread and a glass of wine. Bon Appetit!


Festival Preview

It's that  time again for our biggest and best festival of the year. The 28th annual Festival International de Louisiane kicked off last night with a Fais Do Do in downtown Lafayette. Geno Delafose and French Rockin' Boogie  were rockin' the huge crowd and there was a whole lotta nitty-gritty dancin' going on. The free 5 day festival will continue on until Sunday evening with 6 music stages and over 100 performances. Here's a little clip that I took of the crowd dancing to a favorite Cajun waltz. For a complete schedule, click here.

Happy Festival, Ya'll!  Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Linda Starr said...

interesting architecture to the building in the first photo; I just made some cole slaw dressing and realize mayonnaise can be jazzed up in so many ways, your's sound delicious.

Rosaria Williams said...

Easy piecey! Loved crayfish, but I'm settled with shrimp here.

Big Dude said...

I always enjoy listening to the music and watching the dancing.

Anonymous said...

pretty nice blog, following :)