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‘Let the excellent moments roll’ at the Cajun Crawfish and New music Pageant in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. — The 4th Annual Cajun Crawfish & Music Competition returns to Abacoa celebrating the society and traditions of Louisiana via foods, tunes, cocktails, and dance hosted by New Orleans indigenous Virginia Sinicki host of The KVJ Demonstrate on 97.9 WRMF-FM.

Festival-goers will get a taste of “N’awlins” with genuine Cajun favorites like a Louisiana John’s crawfish boil, jambalaya, gumbo, po’ boys, gator tail, and beignets.

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Voodoo Bayou’s Fried Gator Tail – Tender Gator Tail, Dredged in seasoned flour, deep-fried and tossed in a “Charred Lemon Aioli”, Pickled Peppers, Shaved Onion, and Parsley.
Gumbo- Southern Stew thickened using a "Roux" (Butter/Flour Mixture), ours has Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Shrimp & Okra, served with Carolina rice.

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Voodoo Bayou’s Gumbo – Southern Stew thickened applying a “Roux” with Rooster, Andouille Sausage, Shrimp & Okra, served with Carolina rice.
Beignets- Light & Flaky fried dough that is generously dusted in powdered sugar best enjoyed with a cup of coffee. (Similar do a donut shape but is cut into squares not rounds)

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Voodoo Bayou’s Beignets – Gentle and flaky fried dough that is generously dusted in powdered sugar best savored with a cup of coffee.

New this year is a Crawfish Taking in Contest on Saturday at 1 p.m. showcasing WPTV NewsChannel 5’s Jay Cashmere.

“Jay [Cashmere] is from New Orleans just like I am. And he reported he would be activity to get into the Crawfish Feeding on Contest. It truly is for pace. It is messy. You can find now smack conversing going on between pretty a handful of New Orleans natives on the net like, this is likely to be hardcore and I know [Jay] attire to impress. I don’t want him to get crawfish juice on his really outfit,” teased Sinicki.

“Consuming crawfish is element of increasing up in New Orleans. You study how to throw a soccer, trip a bicycle and peel crawfish. I have bought a number of many years of knowledge so convey on the juice and the Nola natives. Let us get this bash started!,” Cashmere claimed enthusiastically, “I worked in a Cajun current market during the summers of higher education so I perfected my competencies with the specialists.”

There will be cooking demonstrations from Chef Angelo at Voodoo Bayou. He will be training fans how to make genuine favorites like BBQ Shrimp.

BBQ Shrimp - A New Orleans Staple Consisting of Jumbo Shrimp Sauteed in White wine, Worchestershire Sauce, Hot Sauce, Garlic/Shallots & Butter. Served with Grilled Garlic/herb Butter.

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Voodoo Boyou’s BBQ Shrimp – A New Orleans staple consisting of Jumbo Shrimp sauteed in White Wine, Worchestershire Sauce, Very hot Sauce, Garlic/Shallots & Butter. Also pictured is Virginia’s Champagne Hurricanes.

The specialty drink of the competition will be a classic New Orleans Hurricane but Sinicki has extra a champagne twist.

Pageant Several hours
Friday, April 22 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday’s New music Lineup
Incredibly hot Sauce Moon at 5:30 p.m.
Deadbeat Daddies at 8 p.m.

Saturday’s Tunes Lineup
Jason Pennington from The KVJ Show’s The Snack Pack at noon.
Warm Sauce Moon at 6 p.m.
Rockin’ Jake at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5.