Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Little Cajun/Creole At Home.

This weekend turned into a small Acadiana Festival at our place beginning with a visit from son Rhett and part of his family.  During our trip to LA, we bought him some Crawfish Pies and when we told him about them, he said he really also liked boudin.  So as an appetizer for Saturday nights fried crappie, we fried some of the Pepperjack Stuffed Boudin Balls from Poche's and while I got no shots they were still killer good.

And in keeping with my plan to provide him with his expressed desire, I broke out a package of Crawfish Boudin links (also Poche's) and poached them to go with fresh-from-the-farm scrambled eggs and sourdough toast that Bev just bought at the Ole Mill Pottery House Cafe and Grill in Pigeon Forge (she and Pat had spent the week in Gatlinburg).  So we fixed Rhett up well, but got no shots, and sent him back to South Carolina with his crawfish pies and a couple packages of frozen crappie fillets.

Then that night, as a practice for next weeks wine club, we made Shrimp Etouffee for our friends - the guinea pigs - using a recipe from Emeril Lagasse.

We sided it with a delicious salad and some Mexican cornbread for a very good meal.  It was just right for me but could be a little spicy for some folks, so I'll leave out the cayenne next time and let folks heat up there own serving.

I'll also make sure I remove all of the shrimp tails for easier eating.

Thanks for Stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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2/13 & 2/14/16 meals dates


  1. Sounds like some real good eating all the way around.Love the Etouffee as well , its been a few years.

  2. Larry, One can tell that ya'll really enjoyed the Cajun/Creole cuisine from your trip! I think that you have a serious theme going on! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Ryan keeps urging me to use Emeril's spices to heat up our dinners, but with my dearly beloved's inability to tolerate spicy foods, I ignore him. I think I'd really love your shrimp dinner! And it was great that Rhett came to visit; it's a lot harder to get pictures with adult kids around, isn't it?

  4. Wow, I can't believe that ya'll like boudin! Are you sure you don't have Cajun blood? lol

  5. You guys have been really busy making people happy with your food. How fun.

  6. I think Rhett must have gone home happy and full. Your shrimp étouffée certainly does look good, I'm sure your guinea pigs enjoyed their meal as well.

  7. It sounds like you pampered your son Rhett very well! The shrimp etouffee looks delicious - great presentation.

  8. Oh that looks so good, Larry and Bev! I've never tried crawfish simply because of my allergy to shellfish. I know that I'm missing out on many of your delicious recipes because this horrible allergy!

  9. Nice presentation with that rice in the middle. Sounds wonderful. The first cajun dish I ever had was Crawfish Etouffee. Man was it good and I can't believe I've never made it at home. With shrimp of course. I wouldn't know where to find crawfish. Sorry you didn't get photos of the rest, sounds incredible Larry.


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