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Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Cajun, Seafood | 0 comments

Happy Mardi Gras Cajun Recipe Roundup

Happy Mardi Gras Cajun Recipe Roundup

Since it’s Mardi Gras I thought I’d share some of the Cajun recipes of the past.  Yes, some of the earlier photography needed major improvement but I’m not going to let that stop me from sharing these with you since they’re awesome!  Forgive the bad photos!

Cajun Recipe Roundup by My Invisible Crown

Happy Mardi Gras!!  (That’s what people say during carnival season. It’s like Merry Christmas or Happy New Year.)

Click on the photos to be taken to each post.  Enjoy!

I think I’ll go from oldest to most recent.  The first Cajun recipe I posted was this Red Beans and Rice.  I also talk in this post a little bit about the history of this dish and why it’s traditionally served on Mondays.

Red Beans and Rice by My Invisible Crown

This photo is of a Cajun Shrimp Salad.  When I make gumbo I make a shrimp stock to start so I always use the shrimp that I made the stock with to make shrimp salad.  This is an old family recipe.

Cajun Shrimp Salad by My Invisible Crown

 

I love jambalaya so much.  It’s one of the street foods of New Orleans and I make sure I get a big, spicy bowl every Mardi Gras.

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya by My Invisible Crown

 

A shrimp boil is something you can do anytime of year.  It’s a simple one pot meal that can be an easy weeknight dinner or fun party food.

Shrimp Boil~My Invisible Crown

 

Another New Orleans favorite of mine is Shrimp Remoulade.  Every time I’m in town I try and get to the family restaurant for this spicy appetizer.

Shrimp Remoulade by My Invisible Crown

 

A dessert traditionally served in New Orleans is bread pudding.  This recipe is elevated by adding white chocolate.

white-chocolate-bread pudding

 

Another recipe I love and something you can always get from a restaurant to-go window during Mardi Gras is Shrimp or Crawfish Étouffée.

Crawfish Etouffee by My Invisible Crown

 

I love stuffed peppers so I make Crawfish Stuffed Poblano Peppers.

Crawfish Stuffed Poblano Peppers

 

This is a new recipe but we fell in love with it.  Cajun Shrimp and Rice Casserole.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice closeup

And last but not least I thought I’d throw in a cocktail recipe.  It’s not necessarily Cajun but who doesn’t love a good mimosa?  My favorite is a Pink Grapefruit Mimosa.  I wanted to share this recipe in case you are throwing a party or get together for Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday.

Grapefruit Mimosa by My Invisible Crown

 

Happy Mardi Gras!  I’ll be thinking about you guys while I’m catching all those beads!  And no, there will be no nudity if that’s what you’re wondering.

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