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Mardi Gras Recipe Ideas

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Mardi Gras is an exciting time along the Gulf Coast. Food is a big part of Mardi Gras celebrations, whether you're tailgating along the parade route or hosting a party in your home. Whether you live or work in Mobile, New Orleans or the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there are Mardi Gras schedules packed with exciting parades, balls and other festivities. Try some of these flavorful suggestions!

Great Recipe Ideas for Mardi Gras

Main Dishes

  • Barbecue Shrimp - Zesty barbecue shrimp is a wonderful dish for Mardi Gras celebrations, especially casual gatherings where you don't mind getting your hands (and probably your clothes too!) a bit messy. Try this great recipe from Southern Living.

  • Roast Beef Po Boy With Debris Gravy - This is another tasty (and likely very messy!) choice for a Mardi Gras main dish. Use this recipe from NolaCuisine for genuine Creole roast beef flavor that really captures the essence of the season.

Sides
  • Maque Choux - This tasty corn dish is a Cajun favorite. Emeril Lagasse shares his signature recipe on the Rachel Ray show, and you can easily make it at home!

  • Creole Rice - Spicy rice is a great side dish for the Mardi Gras season, and this super-simple recipe from Taste of Home requires only four ingredients!

Finger Foods
  • Crawfish Beignets - If you want to enjoy a taste of the Big Easy with your Mardi Gras feast, make a batch of delicious crawfish beignets, using this tasty recipe provided by Food Network.

  • Mini Muffulettas - Nothing says Mardi Gras better than a fresh muffuletta, and this tiny version from Southern Living is ideal for a party buffet or to pack for tailgating.

Sweets
  • Moon Pies - If you don't catch enough moon pies along the parade route, try your hand at making your own with this great recipe from TheCookingBride!

  • King Cake - A long-time Mardi Gras favorite sweet treat, king cakes are easier to make than you might think. Show off your baking skills with this yummy recipe from Betty Crocker.

Enjoy the Flavors of the Season

Have a great time celebrating Mardi Gras - no matter where you may be - with these tasty seasonal dishes, and remember to Laissez les bon temps roulez!

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