Shrimp Creole is a classic New Orleans dish with both Spanish and French undertones. It consists of shrimp cooked in a spicy mixture of diced tomatoes and the trinity of onion, celery and bell pepper. Traditionally, shrimp creole is served with cooked white rice. Add a piece of freshly baked crusty french bread for an amazing meal!
Today is the first day of the New Orleans Carnival Season, which ends on Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. This year, Mardi Gras is on February 13. Carnival is a time to eat, drink, and be merry before the rigorous fasting and sacrifice during Lent. During this time, I thought that I would challenge myself…
Eggs Benedict is the quintessential dish served at a Jazz Brunch in New Orleans. What better way to welcome the new year and to serve as a prelude to the upcoming Carnival Season than with Classic Eggs Benedict? Although there are conflicting accounts of the origins of Eggs Benedict, most agree that it first appeared…
For a quick and refreshing salad, you should try Mardi Gras Salad, even though Mardi Gras has long passed. It is so named because its Mardi Gras colored ingredients – Green, Purple, and Gold!
From easy beginnings to dramatic endings and everything in between, tempt your tastebuds with 20 tantalizing Mardi Gras recipes. I’ve teamed up with Grits and Pinecones to help you “laissez les bon temps rouler”!
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these easy to make Mardi Gras Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting. Inside is a surprise that will delight even your most picky critic!
Ready in minutes and always a crowd pleaser, Classic Shrimp Cocktail is the perfect make-ahead appetizer for your next Mardi Gras or anytime gathering. It combines succulent boiled shrimp with a spicy tomato-based sauce for the ultimate blending of flavors.
There’s a widespread view that in the South, we’ll eat anything that’s fried, and fried turkey is no exception! Although fried turkey is not necessarily confined to the South, it’s origins are very Southern – the heart of Cajun country in Louisiana to be exact. What if you could achieve the crisp and crunchy outside, and moist…
Shrimp Étouffée is Classic New Orleans at its best. It’s perfect for Mardi Gras with spicy shrimp cooked in a delicious roux based sauce.
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these delicious Mini Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls. They have all the flavor of a traditional King Cake in a deletable small package!