Friday, April 24, 2015

Blackened Shrimp Salad w/ Bloody Mary Vinaigrette + Festival Fun

Tis' the season for grilling and we're grilling up a storm here in Cajun country. What could be better than a spicy grilled blackened shrimp salad with an even spicier vinaigrette? Out of this world, cher, and guaranteed to please your family and guests! Bon Appetit!

Blackened Shrimp Salad w/ Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

Cajun blackened seasoning (recipe below)
1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on

Cajun Blackened Seasoning

1 tbs. paprika
1 tbs. salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano

Mix seasoning in a large shallow bowl. Dredge shrimp in spice mixture and arrange on skewers. Grill on a preheated medium hot grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side.

Arrange your favorite greens in a large salad bowl and top with grilled shrimp.  Layer around the shrimp with pickled jalapeno slices, tomatoes, onions, avocado slices, cheese, or crumbled bacon  Drizzle with Bloody Mary Vinaigrette. (recipe below) Fab!

 Bloody Mary Vinaigrette

1/4 cup spicy Bloody Mike or Mary mix
2 tbs.'s olive oil
1 tbs. prepared horseradish
1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. hot sauce

In a small bowl, whisk together, all of the ingredients in the order given.

Serve with hot French bread for dipping into the Bloody Mary Vinaigrette. Fab!


Festival Fun

It's time for the 29th annual Festival International de Louisiane! Downtown Lafayette has been totally transformed into a huge multi-cultural super festival,  with 6 stages of fabulous music, a scrumptious food paradise, and an amazing arts and crafts bonanza for 5 straight days!  For a complete schedule, click here. Here are a few pics of Wednesday night's "kick off" concert and dance.

I will be posting some videos soon, so stay tuned.

Let the good times roll, cher! Merci beaucoup for passing by!