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Mardi Gras Appetizers

Looking for Mardi Gras appetizers? Get easy to make Mardi Gras appetizer recipes. Taste of Home has appetizers for Mardi Gras including Mardi Gras wings, Mardi Gras shrimp recipes, and more Mardi Gras appetizers.

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

Coconut Fried Shrimp

These crisp and crunchy shrimp make a tempting appetizer or a fun change-of-pace main dish. The coconut coating adds a little sweetness...and the tangy orange marmalade and honey sauce is great for dipping. It's impossible to stop munching these once you start! -Ann Atchison, O'Fallon, Missouri

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

My neighbor gave me a container of this zippy, tangy salsa one Christmas and I had to have the recipe. I fix it regularly for potlucks and get-togethers and never have leftover. I take copies of the recipe with me whenever I take the salsa. —Kathy Faris, Lytle, Texas

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

Quick Fried Green Tomatoes

"My grandmother came up with her own version of fried green tomatoes years ago. Our family loves it," says Melanie Chism of Coker, Alabama. "It's a traditional taste of the South that anyone anywhere can enjoy!"
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Spicy Hush Puppies

Spicy Hush Puppies

Spicy Hush Puppies

These spicy hush puppies make a wonderful side dish to fish. They taste best when served warm.

Louisiana Crab Dip

Louisiana Crab Dip

Louisiana Crab Dip

When friends visit from other parts of the country, I treat them to a Cajun-style Christmas. This flavor-packed seafood dip gives them a delicious taste of the Bayou State.

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

"My family really likes crab cakes but always thought they had too much breading and not enough crab. So I experimented until I found the right light combination," says Kathy Buchanan of Hartsville, South Carolina. "This recipe is so good, you can serve it as an appetizer or a main dish."

Crab Mornay

Crab Mornay

Crab Mornay

"I sometimes have unexpected dinner guests, so I keep the ingredients for this easy microwave entree on hand," relates Beverly Callison of Memphis, Tennessee. Prepared pastry shells overflow with a creamy combination of canned crab and mushrooms. "I serve this with a packaged salad and receive lots of compliments on the meal."

Grilled Wing Zingers

Grilled Wing Zingers

Grilled Wing Zingers

My husband fine-tuned this recipe - and the results were spectacular! These spicy-hot grilled wings are true party pleasers. You can easily adjust the heat level by altering the amount of chili powder. The wings take a little time, but they're worth it. -Angela Roster, Greenbackville, Virginia

Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Zesty Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

"Whenever there's a family gathering, my sister-in-law brings this zesty bean dip, and it's a big hit," report Pamela Smith of Flushing, New York. "Since it keeps well in the refrigerator, it's great to have on hand for unexpected guests."

Spinach Dip with Cajun Pita Chips

Spinach Dip with Cajun Pita Chips

Spinach Dip with Cajun Pita Chips

I learned to make Cajun Pita Chips while working for a caterer. They're deliciously different dippers for my rich and creamy spinach dip. —Julia Morgan, Flatwoods, Kentucky

Bob's Crab Cakes

Bob's Crab Cakes

Bob's Crab Cakes

When I had my first crab cake, I was hooked from the first bite. I tried many recipes, adding and taking out ingredients until I found what I was looking for. I've used this recipe for more than 30 years.—Bob Kolwyck, Germantown, Tennessee
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