Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cajun Holiday Cook-Out

With only a few days to go until the Fourth of July, I've been finalizing my menu for our holiday cook-out. With the hot and humid weather we've been having, I've decided to keep things simple with quick and easy grilled favorites, and cool refreshing drinks and desserts. This is what I have so far and who knows what else I will be adding. Bon Appetit!

Spicy Cajun Dogs

4 links Andouille or other smoked sausage
Spicy BBQ Sauce
4 poboy rolls or hot dog buns
4 tsp.'s Creole mustard
Pickled jalapeno slices
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Grill sausage for 10 to 15 minutes on each side on a medium hot grill. Baste with BBQ sauce before and after flipping. Grill buns for 5 minutes on indirect heat. Top with mustard, jalapeno slices, onions, and cheese.

 Spicy Cajun Boiled Crabs

 Cajun 7 Layer Taco Dip

Cajun Seafood Pasta Salad

 Spicy Cajun Burgers

Mama's Macaroni Salad

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup milk
1 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. or more, Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Few shakes of Tabasco
8 oz.'s macaroni, cooked and rinsed
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced

In a large bowl, stir mayonnaise, milk. vinegar, parsley, salt, Cajun seasoning, and Tabasco until well mixed. Add macaroni, onions, bell peppers, and celery. Toss until well blended and chill until ready to serve.

 Cajun Grilled Corn on the Cob


  Lemon Ice Box Pie

 Lemonade Sweet Tea

2 family-size tea bags
3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cold water
1 small can (6 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
Lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs for garnish

In 2 qt.saucepan, bring the 3 cups of water to a boil.  Remove from heat, add tea bags, and steep for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar and stir until dissolved. Pour into a 3 quart pitcher and stir in lemon concentrate and cold water and mix well. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs.

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Have a safe and HAPPY 4TH, YA'LL!!! Merci for stopping by!


Linda Starr said...

that pie is calling me, happy fourth to you

Eddie Bluelights said...

All a nice dish
All look delish
And very nutish
Making a wish . . . :)

Pam said...

I'll take a helping of it all, Marguerite! It all sounds delicious and the more Cajun, the better! I'm going to get sweet corn tomorrow, no local yet, brought in from Tennessee and KY. so that Cajun corn on the cob will be perfect for the 4th. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th!

thewiildmagnola said...

thanks for the holiday ideas.