Mardi Gras Dinner
What's the perfect recipe for a dinner celebrating Mardi Gras? There are plenty of choices, but whatever you choose will likely include shrimp, sausage, onions, rice, or okra. Browse our collection of Mardi Gras dinner recipes.
A melting pot of traditions go into Creole dishes French, Spanish, African and Native American originating in the Louisiana Bayou.
Tomato-infused rice perfectly complements the seafood in this Southern-style dinner recipe.
Most sources say jambalaya is from "jambon," the French word for "ham," an appropriate heritage for a Creole dish, plus the African "ya," meaning "rice."
Andouille sausage and crawfish tails reflect the Cajun roots of this robust salad. Can't find these Louisiana specialties? Substitute other smoked sausage and cooked shrimp.
A New Orleans favorite, this hefty sandwich is typically served on a baguette. Combine mango with chilled shrimp, rather than the customary fried shrimp, for a fresh take on tradition.
Jambalaya is a classic dish made with shrimp, sausage, and plenty of seasonings. If you've never had it, try this simple recipe.
This saucy fish and rice combo was made famous in New Orleans. Halibut and haddock also are excellent choices for this easy recipe.
Red beans and rice along with Creole seasoning bring a Cajun flair to this red snapper main dish recipe.
Adding a container of prepared pesto turns the rice green. It's a speedy way to provide plenty of fresh basil flavor to this 30-minute recipe.
For traditional jambalaya, shrimp and sausage are stirred into the vegetables and rice, not served on the side. Carrots, cauliflower, and squash are a delicious addition to this Cajun recipe.
Put everything but the shrimp into your slow cooker and let it go for the day. At dinner, add the shrimp, let it heat, then eat!
Spunky Cajun seasoning, velvety black beans and colorful vegetables keep this Cajun-Seasoned Vegetarian Gumbo lively, loaded and interesting. There's plenty of saucy liquid to flavor accompanying rice.