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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A dessert traditionally served in New Orleans is bread pudding. This recipe is elevated by adding white chocolate.
Another recipe I love and something you can always get from a restaurant to-go window during Mardi Gras is Shrimp or Crawfish Étouffée.
I love stuffed peppers so I make Crawfish Stuffed Poblano Peppers.
This is a new recipe but we fell in love with it. Cajun Shrimp and Rice Casserole.
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.
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.