Join in on the Fat Tuesday festivities with these 24 Mardi Gras Food Recipes wherever you are. They include appetizers, salads, main dishes, and desserts. With these appealing treats, you can experience a taste of Louisiana’s rich tradition of feasting before the fasting of Lenten season.
Gumbos, Soups and Bisques
A dark roux thickens this Goose Gumbo recipe to spicy, flavorful perfection. Making gumbo with wild goose or duck has been a tradition Cajuns have passed down through the years. This easy recipe represents their simple lifestyle of living off the land from field to table.
The delicious combination of shrimp and okra makes Shrimp Okra Gumbo a unique dish. This classic Cajun recipe is thickened by smothered okra instead of traditional flour and oil roux, making it a healthier version. You can serve it as a main dish, a side dish, or a most appetizing appetizer.
A pot of smothered okra for gumbo is prepared with a medley of vegetables. This traditional Cajun stew is a flavorful base that thickens a gumbo taking the place of a classic flour and oil roux. It’s a timesaver stored in the freezer, sitting ready when there’s a need for a pot of okra gumbo.
A bowl full of guilt-free comfort food is what you’ll get from this chicken and rice soup. Dress it up, just like the ingredients call for, or strip it down to the basics. Either way it’s served it’ll be satisfyingly GOOD!
A steamy bowl of Shrimp and Corn Soup is the perfect antidote for bone-chilling, wet winter days. This soup is a favorite dish in south Louisiana made with its spicy tomatoey broth that balances the sweetness of the corn and shrimp flavor. Warmth for the body, good for the soul!
It’s true that most Cajun dishes start with a roux. The browned flour in fat is what gives dishes like gumbos and stews their unique taste and texture. Some of you, I know, have had difficulty making this basic ingredient, but it’s really easy. All you need is a little instruction, some patience, and about […]
Nothing compares to my Momma’s seafood gumbo! So far, I have not tasted one as good as hers. That’s why I’m happy to share her recipe with you in hopes you give it a try and become a fan of her seafood gumbo, too!
How about a bowl of Cowboy Stew to warm things up form the cold? And what about making it in the Instant Pot pressure cooker to make things quick and simple?
This delicious, creamed potato and carrot soup made with a dried vegetable blend called Zydeco Chop Chop in the Instant Pot or stovetop is a cinch to prepare in little time.