Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cajun New Year's Faves

It's almost time for one of my favorite holidays, and I'm looking forward to hosting a little party on New Year's Day. I love to have a casual buffet, with lots of scrumptious Cajun faves, plus a bottle or two of champagne and a big batch of my Cajun Bloody Mary's. And I'll be including a few traditional New Year dishes for good luck and prosperity in the year ahead. Links below. Bon Appetit and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Main Course 

Cajun Pork Roast  w/ Honey Bourbon Glaze

1 (5 lb.) boneless, center cut pork loin
1 tbs. or more Cajun seasoning
Few shakes of Tabasco
Few shakes Worcestershire sauce
2 cans chicken broth
Honey Bourbon Glaze, (recipe below)

Rub Cajun seasoning over pork and  and place in 13x9 inch baking pan. Roast at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees and add broth, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco to pan, scraping any pork drippings.  Coat with half of the glaze over the pork and roast for 30 minutes longer basting occasionally. Add the remaining glaze and continue baking for 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 135 degrees. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Honey Bourbon Glaze

1/2 cup pure honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup bourbon
1 tsp. creole mustard
Dash of ground cloves, cinnamon, and allspice

Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes and remove from heat.


Spicy Crawfish Dip w/ Pastry Shells

 Spicy Cajun Shrimp Dip w/ Mini Croissants


Amaretto Brownies  w/ Praline Icing


Bayou Bread Pudding 

Wishing ya'll a happy, healthy, and prosperous, New Year!

Happy 2016! Let the good times roll, cher!


Cloudia said...

DELISH! Have a good year, Cher

Warm ALOHA to You,

Linda Starr said...

love the festive table and I am missing my black eyed peas. Happy New Year to you

Eddie Bluelights said...

Yummy . . . yes, yes, yes . . .!!!!
Happy New Year, Cher . . :)

Big Dude said...

A feast as usual - the muffaletta pasta salad looks especially good. Happy New Year.

Pam said...

Wow! This is the greatest, it all looks delicious, Marguerite! Here's wishing you the best in the coming year, Happy New Year!

Mona said...

Everything looks so good....
Happy New Year Marguerite...
Love, Mona

Laura said...

Oh my goodness- you are a good cook!
I am off to click on your recipe links.
Have a wonderful Happy New Year!


Susanna Powers said...

happy 2016! sp

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