Zydeco deviled eggs

Zydeco deviled eggs!

I only made a small batch of these. Just double the recipe when using more eggs.

6 boiled eggs
24 small boiled shrimp (liquid crab boil, powdered crab boil, or both can be used according to taste)
6 slices of cooked bacon
12 slices of pickled jalapeño peppers
8 oz block of cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons of cottage cheese (sour cream can be used to substitute)
2 teaspoons of yellow mustard
4 tablespoons of mayo
1.5 tablespoons of zydeco chop chop (can be purchased online or in select stores)

For your cooked ingredients: boil the shrimp in your favorite shrimp boil. I used both a small amount of liquid crab boil & also powdered crab boil since I like my stuff spicy. Once the shrimp are cooked and have soaked for a bit, peel them. Boil 6 eggs and once they are ready and cooled, peel and cut them in half separating the yolk from the egg whites. Cook your bacon.

Put 12 shrimp, 4 slices of bacon, and 12 pickled jalapeños in a food chopper. Once chopped, add that mixture to the egg yolks, mayo, mustard, cream cheese, cottage cheese, and zydeco chop chop. Mix and blend those ingredients well. Next, break the remaining 2 bacon slices into 12 small pieces. Spoon the egg mixture into the sliced egg whites and top with a boiled shrimp and piece of bacon. I dusted the eggs with some Old Bay seasoning and dried parsley. Enjoy!

Bacon wrapped green beans with a cream cheese & jalapeno spread

2 lbs of fresh green beans

1 pack of bacon

For the cream cheese mixture:

4 oz Cream cheese, softened

2 teaspoons of pickled jalapenos, diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

Few dashes of Worcestershire sauce

Few dashes of hot sauce

Mix all the ingredients together.

Cook your bacon for 8 minutes at 400 degrees.  Remove the bacon from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, cut all the bacon slices in half and use a butter knife to spread the cream cheese mixture on each piece. Group together 5-6 green beans and wrap the bacon around the beans.  Once all the beans are wrapped, place them back in the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 400 degrees. Enjoy!

Jacked up shrimp shell shrimp

12 shrimp, peeled & deveined

4 tablespoons of butter

Juice of half a lemon

½ teaspoon of garlic powder

½ teaspoon of onion powder

¼ teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning

6 teaspoons of grated parmesan

6-8 pickled jalapenos, diced

3 slices of bacon, cooked & crumbled

6 SOS stainless steel oyster shells or aluminum shells – both can be bought online

Melt the butter in a microwave for 35-45 secs. Remove the butter from the microwave and add the onion powder, garlic powder, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice and mix it together. Place 2 shrimp in each oyster shell and spoon 2 teaspoons of butter over the shrimp. Next, add a tablespoon of grated parmesan over each shrimp shell and top each shell with the diced jalapenos and crumbled bacon.  Bake for 15-20 mins at 325 degrees. Enjoy!

Spicy avocado & cream cheese dip

8 oz block of cream cheese, softened

3 avocados, seeded

3 cloves of garlic

15 slices of pickled jalapeños

Juice of 1 lime

Tablespoon of cumin

Tablespoon of olive oil

Salt & pepper to taste

Add all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend well. Remove the dip from the processor and add it to a serving bowl. Serve with tortilla chips & enjoy!

Cajun vegetable & beef soup

Feel free to add any frozen vegetables you like but I add the following to this soup.

1 bag of frozen onions

1 bag of frozen broccoli

1 bag of frozen cauliflower

1 bag of frozen lima beans

1 bag of frozen corn

1 bag of frozen sweet peas

64 oz bottle of vegetable juice

2 (32 oz) boxes of beef broth

28 oz can of diced tomatoes

6 oz can of tomato paste

6 cloves of garlic, minced

6 medium potatoes, cubed

Half a head of cabbage, thinly sliced

2 lbs of beef stew meat

2 bay leaves

2 tablespoons of Old Bay seasoning

1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning

1 tablespoon of salt

1 tablespoon of black pepper

2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon of onion powder

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

1 tablespoon of celery salt

1 cap of liquid crab boil (Louisiana Fish Fry, Zatarains, or another brand of your choice)

Add all of your ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil except the tomato paste.  Put the tomato paste into a bowl and cover it with water and start mixing it up. Once the mixture is the consistency of ketchup, add it to the pot. Once the soup starts to boil, cover and cook over a low heat for 3 hours or until the meat is tender. Stir occasionally.  For a smaller pot of soup, cut the ingredients in half.  This soup freezes well too.  Enjoy!