50 New Orleans-Inspired Recipes for Mardi Gras
New Orleans is known for wild parties, beautiful architecture and some of the most flavorful food in the country. From shrimp to sausage to beignets, here is our list of New Orleans recipes perfect for a Mardi Gras party or any other time you want to let the good times roll.
Gumbo is one dish that makes Louisiana cuisine so famous. We live across the state line in Texas and can’t seem to get enough of this traditional Cajun dish that features okra, shrimp, spicy seasonings and the “holy trinity”—onions, green peppers and celery. This New Orleans recipe calls for seafood, but you could also use chicken, duck or sausage. —Ruth Aubey, San Antonio, Texas
Paczki are another Fat Tuesday tradition.