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Louisiana Inspired Cajun BBQ Shrimp

Love this Louisiana inspired recipe for Cajun Style ‪#‎BBQ‬ Shrimp a sure fire party pleasin’ lip smacking delicious dish! Check out this how to video.

Grilled New Orleans Inspired Cajun Shrimp

24 Medium Sized cleaned and deveined shrimp tails on
1 recipe Diva Q Cajun Rub
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup canola oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon chili powder

Diva Q Cajun Rub
2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
2 teaspoons granulated onion
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons ground white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry thyme leaves (rubbed)
1 teaspoon oregano leaves

2 Baguettes
2 lemons sliced into wedges

In a medium sized bowl toss shrimp, Diva Q Cajun rub, minced garlic and canola oil. Set aside in fridge to marinate for ½ hour. In a small pot over medium low heat melt butter, Worcestershire, chili powder and lemon juice until combined. Set aside.

Preheat grill to medium heat.

Remove shrimp from marinade. Grill shrimp until just turning opaque-approximately 3-4 minutes per side.

Place shrimp in bowl and toss with butter mixture. Serve immediately with lemon & baguette slices.

Superbowl Snacks – All the recipes you need to host one heck of a party.

Just like the coaches in the NFL you need a game plan for the Superbowl!

 

Superbowl Buffet, Gameday Set up, party planning, How to throw a superbowl party

 

 

For us that means having different areas of our house set up for distinct areas:

Smokin' Cocktail

1. Beverage center- It doesn’t have to be fancy make sure you have plenty of ice, beer, whisky (good luck shots always) and of course some non alcoholic sodas and water for designated drivers. We also usually have one designated cocktail that can be made in large batches. Smokin’ Caesars always go over well.

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Diva Q Smokin’ Caeser 

Greek Souvlaki, Greek Kabob

The crispy bits are always my fav

2.Things on Sticks- Quick appetizers items as well. Grilled sausages on sticks, shrimp on sticks, or even abts.

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Chicken Legs

3. The Main Event- More serious noshes go on this table – Big Sturdy disposable plates (this is not the time to be frugal with dollar store cheapos), BIG napkins, wet naps and cutlery first. Then hit up some greenery. A sturdy salad. Pick something hearty like asparagus, spinach or kale that won’t wilt through the first few minutes after serving. Its a long game. Then move on to the ribs, the main meats and any starches like tater tots or hashbrown casserole. Large sammies loaded up and sliced would be great located here as well. Just make sure you put the extra sauces at the end of the table so the traffic flow of munchin people is not interrupted. 

Pulled pork nachos

4. Nacho bar, Mini beef slider bar - One year we did a mashed potato bar that went over well too.  This stuff takes time to assemble and layer in the toppings and condiments. Make sure you give this table area lots of space people will be crowding around.

Diva Q Pig Candy

MMMMM Bacon

Once the game is winding down it may be time to bring out some sweet finishes:

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Crown Maple Pig Candy 

Regular Pig Candy

Blueberry Lemon Biscuit cobbler 

Depending on how many people are coming over you need to adjust your menu. Sometimes staggering and staging different items through the game works well too. Many of these items can be prepared well in advance. You don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen or the backyard for the whole game.

Make sure to use the search button here on the site or the recipe tab at the top for even more tasty tidbits to get you all through the game.

Food Safety:

One final note. It is a long game. A very long Game. You need to be FOOD Safe. Check out these tips from the USDA on making sure you keep your guests safe

Make sure your guests travel home safely. Ensure you have cash on hand if needed for cabs or designated drivers. Cocktail responsibly, get your snack on and of course enjoy the big Game!!

 

 

 

 

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