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Mardi Gras Dinner Recipes

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Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

Lime Broiled Catfish

To serve a reduced-calorie dish that is ready in about 15 minutes. I came up with this fast simple recipe. I think the lime juice adds a different fresh flavor to the mild taste of the fish. —Nick Nicholson, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Makeover Shrimp and Grits

Makeover Shrimp and Grits

Makeover Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is an iconic comfort dish in most parts of the South. These grits have a creamy richness that is so critical to the essence of good shrimp and grits. Lizabeth Elvington — Dillon, South Carolina

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

New Orleans Shrimp Creole

This seafood dish is perfect for casual holiday gatherings and will reel in rave reviews. I've been using this tried-and-true recipe for more than 30 years. —Barbara Lindsey, Manvel, Texas
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Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

We enjoy andouille sausage with pasta; now change up the usual Scampi by turning andouille into a butter sauce. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana

Southern Seafood Gumbo

Southern Seafood Gumbo

Southern Seafood Gumbo

I tasted a similar dish at a local restaurant and later duplicated it pretty closely. I trimmed it down a bit and no one in my family seemed to mind. —Susan Wright, Champaign, Illinois

Spicy Shrimp Creole

Spicy Shrimp Creole

Spicy Shrimp Creole

“For more than 35 years, this has been our favorite shrimp dish,” says Sharon Larson of Knoxville, Illinois. The tender shrimp combined with a slightly spicy chunky tomato and green pepper mixture makes a hearty portion of this classic.

Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

Sweet Potato Chicken Stew

Sweet potatoes, chicken and shredded cabbage are just a few of the ingredients that make this hearty stew a great one-bowl meal.

Cajun Roasted Pork

Cajun Roasted Pork

Cajun Roasted Pork

"My husband likes his food spicy, so this pork roast is a favorite," says Christine Wall of Bartlett, Illinois. "It can be baked in the oven or on the grill. I like to serve it with roasted new potatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary."

Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

Cajun Shrimp

Donna Thomason knows how to bring a little pizzazz to her El Pas, Texas table—she stirs up a batch of these zippy shrimp. Use as much or as little cayenne pepper as you like, depending on your family's tastes. "This is nice served alongside rice pilaf," she suggests.

Jambalaya Skillet

Jambalaya Skillet

Jambalaya Skillet

Quick, easy and delicious is how Norlene Razak describes her fantastic, full-flavored skillet supper. “It remains a real standby recipe for me,” writes the Kyle, Texas cook. “I can always turn out a tasty batch of it in a hurry for unexpected company, yet it's a little more special than many spur-of-the-minute meals.”

Saucy Franks with Rice

Saucy Franks with Rice

Saucy Franks with Rice

"Here is a fast, flavorful, simple way to dress up plain old hot dogs," writes Roslyn Beal of Bremen, Georgia. Her hearty, economical mainstay comes in at only 43 cents per serving.
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