Well, it is Mardi Gras after all so we decided to celebrate before calling it done for Ash Wednesday tomorrow morning. So, what better film to wrap an impromptu movie night around than The Princess and the Frog?! As I said in my earlier post today, this movie is just beautiful. The last hand drawn effort from the Disney Studio, and we love it. The film is simply, B E A utiful in story, song and art. For other reasons we love it, check out this post!
Part of the challenge was coming up with a recipe that fit with the film, but also our weekly menu, Tuesdays are for Tacos after all!
We start as always with our menu:
Broiled Cajun Shrimp Tacos
Rice and Beans
Beignets for Dessert
We flavor with Old Bay Seasoning and with Lemon.
We have a boiler we use on the stove to steam them and it takes about 20-30 minutes. You don’t want them too fast, you want them to be able to marinate!
Chipotle Lime Sauce:
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 limes, juiced, divided
1 chipotle pepper in adobo (with drippings), finely chopped
Mix together the sour cream, mayonnaise, juice of 1 of the limes, and the chipotle pepper in adobo. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use (let it sit for at least 1 hour to maximize the flavor). Make it Healthier by omitting the sour cream and using plain Greek Yogurt and use Olive Oil based Mayo.
To Serve: Prepare the tacos by putting a few pieces of shrimp, tomatoes, and lettuce in each tortilla and then top off with the chipotle-lime cream sauce. Serve Warm, or Cold!
This also makes a terrific salad if like me you are attempting to get ahead of those Lenten promises, ahem:
For the Beignets:
1 tsp. yeast
1/4 cup sugar
3.5 cups flour
3/4 cups warm water
1 tsp Salt
1/2 cup undiluted evaporated milk
1/4 cup soft shortening oil, for frying
In a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over water, stir to dissolve. Add sugar, salt, eggs, and milk. Blend with rotary beater. Add the flour. Cover and chill overnight. It should look like this:
Roll out on floured board to 1/8″ thickness. Cut into 2 1/2″ squares.
Deep fry at 360 degrees 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle heavily with confectioner’s sugar. Makes about 2 dozen.
NOTE: Dough keeps well in refrigerator for several days. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and punch down occassionally.
This is the recipe from Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort!
While I was cooking we had on the Original Dixieland Stompers for impromptu celebrating! We made some masks to go with our celebration and settled in for a viewing of Princess and the Frog, before calling it a day! Laissez Les Bon temps Roullez everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Fat Tuesday, and I hope you have a miserable Lent 😉