The Mississippi Queen, in action, blackening shrimp, at the Kitchener Blues Festival, August 12th, 2012
photo by: Christopher Singleton, Photographer,
Bunker Shot Photography
Blackened Shrimp with sides of Cajun Jambalaya
and Spicy Coleslaw
Not too shabby, considering this is what I whooped up, on Sunday morning, at the Kitchener Blues Festival, on the fly, after running out of ALL of the food, which I brough in, for the ENTIRE WEEKEND, by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday night!!!!!
Thank you for your love, support, and encouragement, Kitchener, for you are always so, very good to me!
I am forever grateful.........the Mississippi Queen
Another 'Buying Trip' South, will take place sooner....rather than later!!!!
Yes, I am thinking of another trip South, in either late September, or early October.
I am very happy to say my company is growing, and more and more people are finding my online General Store, especially by way of the YouTube videos, which I have been uploading.
Unfortunately, I am experiencing some 'growing pains', and as many of you have found, I am running out of many products, much faster than normal. To meet this growing demand, for Southern products, I will make additional trips, each year, most likely in April, September, and January.
For those of you who are new to my process, please feel free to contact me, with any of your special requests, for my next 'Buying Trip' South. I do keep these requests on file, and I always send out plenty of advance notifications, prior to my trips.
Connie Rouble...the Mississippi Queen
ZATARAIN'S PRODUCTS ARE 20% OFF UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER!
Zatarain's New Orleans Style Crab Cake Mix is one of my most popular Zatarain's products, and it is the only crab cake mix, which I carry. Basically, you add mayonnaise, egg, and your crabmeat, and then fry the patties in oil. It is suggested, you will get approximately eight patties, per box. I recommend you serve your crab cakes with a side of Creole Remoulade dressing, on the side. (Please note I only have three boxes of the Crab Cake Mix in stock).
Zatarain's New Orleans Style Shrimp Creole Base, gives you the seasoning you need, to get the authentic, New Orleans flavor, for your Shrimp Creole dish. Just add shrimp, rice, and tomato sauce. There's even a fantastic recipe, on the back of the box for 'Authentic New Orleans Recipe for Baked Redfish in Creole Sauces', which calls for a box of the Shrimp Creole Base, Zatarain's Creole Mustard, and Zatarain's Creole Seasoning. Substitute redfish for any other fish of your choice.
Zatarain's Creole Red Gravy Mix is a fairly new product, and one I have recently added to my General Store. This is a New Orleans favorite, tomato based gravy, spiced with onion, garlic, and Creole Seasonings....preferably from Zatarain's! In my house, growing up, this was called, 'Tomato Gravy & Rice'. (Please note I only have three packages of the Red Gravy Mix in stock).
Zatarain's New Orleans Style Red Beans & Rice Original Mix is a very quick, and easy, way to enjoy the infamous New Orleans dish of Red Beans & Rice. All you have to add is your fat- a small amount of either olive oil, margarine, or butter, to the package, and away you go! Takes about 25 minutes to cook. Even I enjoy having these dinner mixes on hand, for nights when I just don't wanna cook!
Zatarain's Creole Mustard is a staple in my diet, and another very popular product, from Zatarain's, which I carry. Zatarain's is known for their Creole Mustard, and if you want to make an authentic Remoulade Sauce, which is served in the New Orleans area as a side dipping sauce for most boiled seafood dishes, and cocktails, you will need a nice Creole mustard to add. Creole Mustard is also great on Po-Boy sandwiches, and a good addition to salad dressings, as well.
Zatarain's Creole Seasoning....ya' might as well say, 'good on everything'! Down South, a Creole, or Cajun, all- purpose seasoning, gets used 'bout like salt and pepper shakers, and I always tell my clients, choosing the one, which is right for you, is about your own, personal preference. Granted, Zatarain's has been around since 1889, so they have a bit more experience in their corner, than most. They are considered one of the leaders in the Creole seasoning business. (Please note I only have two of the Zatarain's Creole Seasoning in stock).
Mississippi Queen Foods will be at the Stonegate Farmers Market, on Tuesday, August 21st
I will have with me, Blueberry Cobblers, Peach Cobblers, Southern Pecan Pie, & Red Velvet Cupcakes. People have gotten in touch with me, placing Prepared Food Orders, to be picked up at the market. If you would like to place an order, please visit my webpage, for further details of available prepared foods:
Mississippi Queen Foods will be at the Wasaga Beach Blues Festival, August 25th & 26th
If you are in the Wasaga area, on August 25th & 26th, you can get your hands on some of my infamous Blackened Catfish; Seafood Gumbo; Cajun Jambalaya; Buttermilk Cornbread; Spicy Coleslaw; and Southern Pecan Pie.
This is a relatively new blues festival, in only its second year, but comes packing a strong punch this year, with the artist lineup. I am happy to be a part of it, and lookin' forward to bringing some authentic, Southern/Creole/Cajun food to the Wasaga Beach area!
For more information, click this link:
Mississippi Queen Foods will have the 'Catfish & Seafood Shack' set up at Port Credit's
Southside Shuffle, September 7th- 9th
Ok, it's quickly approaching this year......the Southside Shuffle, and this year, it's newly revamped, with several stages, and more talent than you can possibly see at once! It's considered one of Ontario's Top 100 Festivals, for a darned good reason, and if you have not attended previously...now is the time. Great blues....great food....and great folks, all weekend long.
The Mississippi Queen will be set up with her juke joint/fish shack, in the 'Mississauga Meets Mississippi' area, welcoming my Miss'ippi Friends, to the Mississauga area, once again. Be sure to stop by the booth, because there are always a few 'surprises' in store.
I'll have Blackened Catfish; Jambalaya; Seafood Gumbo; Red Beans & Rice; Buttermilk Cornbread; Spicy Coleslaw; and Pecan Pie...and, as well, the Southern Groceries will be on dispaly, and for sale, should any of you wish to do a lil shoppin' at the festival.
These are a couple of shots I took, of my booth, the 'Catfish & Seafood Shack', at the Kitchener Blues Festival, very quickly
with my iPhone. The one in the middle is a resalvaged grocery display unit, which I constructed of materials, salvaged from
my Pa Pa's old chicken coops, originally built in the 1950's. The gate is made from an old, rusted, mattress frame and refrigerator
shelves, and the old, original chicken feeders are on the top of the unit. The sides have chicken wire, and it is finished off with
Pa Pa's old Mississippi license plate. Yes, I felt his energy with me, all weekend......