February 23, 2006

Recipe News: Join the Mardi Gras fun with Cajun recipes

"ardi Gras is an authentic New Orleans celebration full of food, fun and pageantry, and this year the character and spirit of the city are stronger than ever. Whether you're heading to the Big Easy to welcome back Mardi Gras in person or staying at home, these three recipes are all you need to get the party started.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers have the look, taste and feel of Mardi Gras. The simple preparation makes it ideal for a celebration in your own home as well. The zest of the andouille sausage and shrimp, grilled with original Tabasco pepper sauce, are complemented with a scallion swirl running the length of the skewer, adding a festive flair to an already scrumptious treat. Served with a Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce, this French Quarter favorite will be the hit of your block too.

Nothing screams New Orleans quite like red beans and rice, and this easy recipe, bursting with flavor, continues that tradition. Drawing on ingredients like bacon, onion, garlic and pepper sauce, Bourbon Street Rice and Beans is perfect on its own or served along side other festive favorites."

Includes recipes for:

  • Spiced Grilled Shrimp and Sausage Skewers with Creole Mustard Dipping Sauce

  • Mardi Gras King Cake

  • Bourbon Street Rice and Beans

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Posted by Jennifer at February 23, 2006 6:47 PM
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