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Cajun Recipes to Celebrate Mardi Gras at Home

Mardi Gras, French for Fat Tuesday, is a day designed around eating. Before six weeks of Lent bring fasting and the giving up of indulgences, this is the time to let loose and gobble up all those rich, hearty dishes that make New Orleans famous.
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It's Coming!

With new takes on old classics like jambalaya, gumbo, and po-boys, these zesty Cajun-inspired dishes will have you more than ready for all those Mardi Gras celebrations.

Beignet, Done That

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Angie’s Buttermilk Beignets

Angie's Southern Kitchen

You and your family will love this simple recipe. You can even make them the night before and serve them for breakfast. So easy!

Enjoy the Lentil Things

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Instant Pot Lentil Gumbo

Cotter Crunch

This vegan lentil gumbo recipe is made quick and easy in the instant pot! It's a wholesome, flavorful dinner that feeds a crowd, plus it's rich in plant-based protein, which is both filling and nourishing!

Jazz it Up

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

"Jazz Fest" Crawfish Bread

SmokyRibs

It is so easy to re-create Crawfish Bread from the New Orleans annual Jazz & Heritage Festival!

Yum-bo

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Gumbo

My Second Breakfast

This gumbo is a true blue classic, always delicious.

Rich Man, Po Boy

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Grilled Shrimp Po Boy

SmokyRibs

Traditionally, shrimp po-boys in New Orleans and surrounding areas consist of fried shrimp, but times are changing, and if you want a great alternative to the fried version, then give this a go. It is amazingly delicious!

All the Good Things

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Brown Rice Jambalaya with Shrimp, Chicken Sausage and Bell Peppers

Domesticate Me

Tender shrimp, andouille chicken sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes, and a mix of bell peppers and spices combine to create an incredibly satisfying pot of awesomeness that’s sweet and spicy with a hint of smokiness.

Squid Pro Quo

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Cajun Calamari

SmokyRibs

The freshest lightly fried calamari with a Cajun kick!

Hang Ten

PEANUT-FREETREE NUT-FREE

Surf n' Turf Pimento Burger with Cajun Remoulade

Climbing Grier Mountain

Delicious Charleston crabcake on top of a burger with fresh vegetable remoulade sauce and a side of salty, crispy fries.

Ragin' Cajun

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Jambalaya

Candid Appetite

A fresh take on a timeless Cajun dish from Louisiana. You can even leave out the meat and swap in some vegetable broth. The dish is just as delicious and flavorful with the vegetables alone!

True Grits

GLUTEN-FREEPEANUT-FREE

Classic Southern Shrimp and Grits

The Anchored Kitchen

Heavy comfort food with a light lemony sauce that lifts the shrimp and grits and breaks up the rich flavor.

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