Mardi Gras Menu

Today in preparation for Mardi Gras beginning on Tuesday, we’re taking a look at some authentic Louisiana and Mardi Gras recipes.

Jambalaya:

Vegetable jambalaya

Baked jambalaya

Grilled seafood jambalaya foil packets

Firehouse jambalaya

Surf and turf penne pasta jambalaya 

Chicken and shrimp jambalaya with couscous

Black jambalaya

Jambalaya with shrimp and ham

Gulf shrimp jambalaya 

Po Boys:

Fried oyster po boys

Fish po boys

Spicy Vietnamese po boys

Bay scallop po boy with spicy mayo

Blackened catfish po boy with light tartar sauce

Fried pickle po boys

Cajun shrimp po boys

Grilled shrimp po boys

Fried chicken po boys

Crawfish po boys

Gumbo:

Slow cooker chicken and sausage gumbo

Slow cooker chicken and rice gumbo soup

Autumn gumbo

Shrimp and crab gumbo

Chicken gumbo

Vegetairan gumbo

Shrimp gumbo

Savannah seafood gumbo

Shrimp and oyster gumbo with okra

Crawfish:

Hot crawfish dip

Spicy crawfish spread

Crawfish etouffee

Swedish crawfish boil

Crawfish and andouille sausage pizza

Cajun crawfish fried rice

Crawfish boil

Mini crawfish pies

Crawfish fettuccini

Crawfish bread

Creole/Cajun seasoned:

Cajun shrimp and rice

Cajun cabbage skillet

Cajun chicken alfredo

Cajun chicken

Peppery Cajun pork pasta

Cajun sausage and peppers foil pack

Creole chicken fricassee

Creole spiced fried chicken

Shrimp creole

Andouille sausage creole

Creole mussels with rice

Creole shrimp and lobster bisque

Creole potato salad

King cake:

King cake

King cake cupcakes

King cake ice cream

King cake cheesecake

King cake cocktail

How are you planning to celebrate Mardi Gras?

More for Mardi Gras

Today we’re taking a look at some recipes, crafts and activities you can do to celebrate Mardi Gras even if you can’t get to New Orleans.

Food:

Corn, crawfish and andouille chowder

Shrimp and crab gumbo

Hot shrimp dip

Cafe au lait pie

Mardi Gras king cake

Mini king cakes

Mardi Gras king cupcakes

Chocolate praline pie with bourbon whipped cream

French quarter beignets

Mardi Gras jam buns

Ginger margarita

Hurricane cocktail

Mardi Gras cocktail

Fun:

Simple beaded mask

Advanced beaded mask

Handprint mask

Flowered mask

Peacock feather mask

Colorful mask

Crepe paper rose mask

Clay masks

Beaded peacock frame

Bead mosaic

Beaded cluster rings

Are you joining the Mardi Gras party this year?

Mardi Gras Magic

This coming Tuesday is the celebration of Mardi Gras, the culmination of several weeks of festivals, parties and parades. Traditionally this is a celebration leading up to Lent, but is celebrated by many different people and cultures, especially in New Orleans.  Today I’ve got some food ideas to spice up any celebrations you may be having!

Shrimp and crab gumbo

Hot shrimp dip

Big Easy shrimp etouffée

Shrimp jambalaya

Fried catfish po’ boy

Chicken gumbo

Shrimp boil

Cajun snapper with red beans and rice

Jambalaya pizza

King cake

King cake cupcakes

Mini King cakes

Crown cookies

Easy beignets

Buttermilk pralines

Cafe brulot

Parade time cocktail

Sazerac

Are you celebrating Mardi Gras?  If so, what are you cooking?