Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cajun Father's Day Faves

It's that time again to honor our fathers and show them how much we love and appreciate them. He will just love these rib-eye steaks and bourbon glazed shrimp,  along with a few scrumptious sides and desserts. And all are sinfully delicious and easy to prepare, cher. Bon appetit! 
Grilled Cajun Rib Eyes

4 (8 inch) Rib Eye steaks
Worcestershire sauce
Cajun Steak Rub
1/2 cup smoky paprika
1/3 cup salt
1/3 cup garlic powder
1/3 cup onion powder
2 tbs.'s dried thyme
2 tbs.'s dried oregano
2 tbs.'s black pepper
2 tbs.'s cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse until well blended. Place any unused rub in an airtight container and use for up to 3 months.

Place 4 steaks in a shallow 13 x 9 inch pan. Rub the Cajun rub into the meat on both sides. Sprinkle generously with Worcestershire sauce on both sides and cover and let sit at room temperature, for 30 minutes. Preheat grill on high heat and place steaks directly on grill and close lid.  Grill for 6 minutes, on each side for medium rare, and to 8 minutes on each side, for medium. Baste with BBQ sauce, if desired. Always use tongs to turn steaks, to keep juices in. Out of this world, cher!

Grilled Bourbon-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

1 lb. (24 count) large shrimp,
peeled and deveined

1 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
4 tbs.'s butter, cut into pieces
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
Few shakes Tabasco
2 tbs.'s bourbon

Season shrimp with Cajun seasoning. In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir until golden. Remove from heat and add bourbon, Worcestershire and Tabasco. On low heat,  add butter gradually, until glaze forms. Place shrimp on skewers and brush with bourbon glaze. Grill on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side. Baste shrimp often. 
 Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

3 lbs. red potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp. salt 
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped 
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled 
1 bunch green onions, including tops, sliced
 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
 4 oz.'s  light sour cream
  1/2 cup light mayo
  2 tbs.'s Creole mustard
  1 tbs. or more Cajun seasoning

Add salt to a large pot of water, add potatoes and bring to a boil, and boil for 13 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and transfer to a large baking dish or oven proof bowl.

Sprinkle potatoes with Cajun seasoning and mix well.. In medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, and mustard, and a few good shakes of Tabasco.

Add chopped eggs and stir until blended. Add the egg mixture to the potatoes and mix until well blended. Top with shredded cheese, green onions, and bacon.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese melts. Divine!

Creole Summer Salad w/ Tabasco Vinaigrette

2 cucumbers, washed and diced

1 carton cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1 onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cup Spanish olives

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Combine all ingredients in a large salad bowl and chill for several hours.
Tabasco Vinaigrette
1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 tbs. Creole mustard

1 tsp. Tabasco sauce

1 tsp. crushed garlic

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup olive oil

Combine first six ingredients in bowl and whisk until well blended. Add oil and continue whisking until combined. Combine with salad and chill for one hour and serve.
 Garlic-Herb Bread

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 tbs.'s fresh parsley, chopped

1 tsp. dried thyme

1 1/2 tsp.'s minced garlic

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning

1 (16 to 18) ounce French baguette

In small bowl, combine butter, parsley, garlic, salt, and Cajun seasoning. Slice baguette into 1 1/2 inch slices, without cutting through bottom. Spread butter mixture evenly in between slices. Wrap baguette in heavy duty foil and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Fab!

And for dessert, why not treat Dad to this heavenly, Chocolate-Praline Cake. Sinful, cher!

 Or this fabulous Lemon Icebox Pie.

Wishing all of you a very Happy Father's Day! Merci beaucoup for passing by!


Eddie Bluelights said...

Now if I'd have known yo were having a Father's Day BBQ I would have flown over . . . lol

It all looks delicious and nutritious.

Amanda said...

I'm a little late for Father's Day, but we've got all Summer to make these recipes! Actually, I can do this all year!

The shrimps and rib eye are amazing!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

So, do you weight like 500 pounds from all the food you make? Or does that dancing keep it off. Fun to visit you. I'm headed to read about Bayou bourbon Burgers. Stay safe with the rain coming.

SHON said...

So delicious! Great!