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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.

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Baked Creole Shrimp

Baked Creole Shrimp

Baked Creole Shrimp

A friend shared this recipe with me after tinkering with different ways to prepare freshly-caught shrimp. Here in the South, we bake the shrimp unpeeled.

Creole-Cajun Wings

Creole-Cajun Wings

Creole-Cajun Wings

This chicken wings make a delightfully zippy appetizer. I've received lots of complements on this simple dish.—Ron Treadaway, Acworth, Georgia

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

Fried Dill Pickles

You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of Fried Dill Pickels. Don't be surprised if they get snatched up in a flash! —Eloise Maynor, Scottsboro, AL
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Mini Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes

Mini Crab Cakes

Fresh crab is one of my all-time favorite foods so whenever I get the chance to cook with it I will often make this dish. It's great for appetizers but you can make larger ones for a fantastic dinner with a simple salad. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

Onion Blossoms

An Onion Blossoms—whole onions cut to resemble a flower and then deep-fried—were the talk of the town when served at a popular local festival in northwestern Louisiana. Steve Watkins of Liar's Pub in Bossier City shares his restaurants recipe—Jeanne Bennett, Minden, Louisiana

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

Rajun Cajun Crab Dip

I feel this dip is so good that it's hard to stop at just one serving. I like to serve it with an assortment of crackers or toasted bread.—Laura Davis, Rusk, Texas

Festive Crab Cakes

Festive Crab Cakes

Festive Crab Cakes

Barbara Nowakowski of North Tonawanda, New York stirs up excitement at parties with these picture-perfect tarts filled with a pleasant combination of cream cheese, crabmeat and cranberry sauce.

Southern-Style Egg Rolls

Southern-Style Egg Rolls

Southern-Style Egg Rolls

Sausage, black-eyed peas and turnip greens give these unique egg rolls a decidedly Southern accent. When I bring them to a party, I always come home with an empty plate. —Holly Jones, Kennesaw, Georgia

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Cajun Shrimp Skewers

"Add some veggies like red and orange bell pepper rings on a bed of salad greens for a healthy, elegant meal." Bridget Coulter, San Diego, CA

Zippy Shrimp Spread

Zippy Shrimp Spread

Zippy Shrimp Spread

Horseradish adds kick to the seafood sauce in this shrimp spread from Leigh Hein, Vernon, Connecticut. "It's a must a Christmas, New Year's Eve and other special occasions," she notes.

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

Colorful tomatoes, green pepper and red onion contrast nicely with black-eyed peas. —Lynn McAllister, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina
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