10 Mardi Gras Recipes That Are Pure Magic
The beauty of Mardi Gras (or Shrove Tuesday; or Fat Tuesday) is that it’s really all about feasting before fasting — a party for decadence and delight. Needless to say, we’re in! Check out the Mardi Gras recipes we were able to find, below, for a Fat Tuesday feast of delicious proportions:
Shrimp Po Boys with Avocado Mango Slaw
Flavor. Texture. Spice. This recipe from Half Baked Harvest takes a delectable Shrimp Po Boy and somehow makes it even better. We’re looking at you, slaw.
Cajun-Style Bacon Canapés
Cajun. Bacon. If there’s a finger good destined for Mardi Gras greatness, this is it.
Baja Shrimp Tortas
This Cajun seafood twist on a Mexican favorite is juicy and bright, thanks to the addition of lime. A surefire winner for your Fat Tuesday feast!
Cajun Chicken with Mardi Gras Salsa
Mardi Gras and this tasty recipe from Iowa Girl Eats have one crucial thing in common: color. Seriously, though, the hues alone in this dish are making us salivate.
Blackened Peach Mahi Mahi
Feeling fish for Fat Tuesday, but not in the mood for shrimp? Try this Mahi Mahi recipe that’s Mardi Gras-ready, thanks to a finger-licking peach salsa.
Mrs. Mooney’s Secret Gumbo
The secret’s out, thanks to Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest. And by looking at the photos, we couldn’t be more grateful. Yum!
Easy Jambalaya and Rice
Jambalaya doesn’t have to be difficult! In fact, we’ve made it incredibly easy with our all-new Crock-Pot® Meals. The Jambalaya and Rice meal has just the right amount of kick, and it marries tender chicken, smoky pork sausage, and briny shrimp in one beautiful slow cooker. It doesn’t get easier than this.
Southern Shrimp & Grits
Is there anything more Southern than Shrimp & Grits? Indulge in a Southern classic on Louisiana’s big day thanks to this rich and comforting recipe from A Spicy Perspective.
Salt-Encrusted King Cut
Buttermilk & Beer Beignets
Just look at that powdered sugar. And there’s beer, too. Sigh. This recipe from The Beeroness just gets us.