Monday, February 27, 2017

Cajun Mardi Gras Faves

Mardi Gras is in full swing here in Cajun country and we've been having a blast and it's  time to eat, drink, and be merry, and let the good times roll, cher! Here are a few of my favorite Mardi Gras party recipes that are guaranteed to please your family and guests. They are all sinfully good and what Mardi Gras party would be complete without these fabulous Cajun faves. Cest' bon!

Spicy Cajun Crawfish Cakes

1 lb. fresh crawfish tails
2 tbs.'s mayo
1 tbs. Creole or Dijon mustard
1/2  tsp. Tabasco sauce
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. or more, Cajun seasoning
1 cup saltine cracker crumbs
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tbs.'s olive oil
In large bowl, combine all ingredients, except oil and breadcrumbs and mix well. Roll in breadcrumbs, shape into 8 patties, and chill for 30 minutes. Heat oil, in large nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with my Creole Tartar Sauce. (recipe below)

Creole Tartar Sauce

1 cup light mayo
1 tbs. Creole mustard
1 tbsp. each, green onions and fresh parsley, chopped
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 tbs. sweet pickle relish
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Few shakes Tabasco

Combine all ingredients in bowl and chill. Fab!

And by popular demand.

Creole Potato Salad

Cajun BBQ Shrimp

King Cake Bread Pudding

Cheers and Happy Mardi Gras, Ya'll! Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Big Dude said...

Hate we missed it. I wanted to go to NOLA then your area for the festivities but SIL still recovering from toe surgery - maybe next year.

Pam said...

Umm,mmmmmm! Love this time of year and wish I were in NOLA scarfing down a beignet with a Hurricane on the side right now! Since I'm not though, I'll be drooling over your good recipes! Thanks and Cheers!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Heaven on Earth ~ yum and yes to everything . . . :)

Mardi Grass already . . . almost over . . . time is accelerating . . lol