Every once in a while, we need a good celebration!  Luckily, Mardi Gras takes place the first week of March!  Of course, as we all know, there’s no better way to celebrate than making some delicious food!  Food is a celebration in itself, after all.  So, if you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, here are 5 Mardi Gras recipes to make during the week!

beignetsPuffy Pillow Beignets

Beignets are a staple of Mardi Gras and French culture as a whole!  These light and fluffy pastries will delight everyone who tries them!  You can find a recipe for these desserts here!

skirt steak

Skirt Steak

Skirt steak is a prevalent Mardi Gras dish.  This recipe is simple enough that even inexperienced chefs can make it.  The creole seasoning makes this dish incredibly delicious!  Here’s the recipe!

shrimp and sausageShrimp and Sausage Creole

Shrimp and Sausage Creole is one of the most popular dishes to eat during Mardi Gras!  This one may be something new for our readers, but we think you’ll love it if you give it a chance!  Here’s the recipe!

jambalayaCrock-Pot Jambalaya

Jambalaya is one of the two most famous dishes in all of Mardi Gras.  There’s an excellent reason for this; jambalaya is delicious!  This crock-pot recipe is straightforward and, more importantly, incredibly yummy!  Here’s the recipe!

Shrimp Gumbo

The other of the two most famous dishes in Mardi Gras is gumbo.  Alton Brown’s recipe is relatively simple and will yield some fantastic results.  If you’re in the mood to make some traditional gumbo, check out this recipe!

We hope you’ve found some Mardi Gras recipes in this list that you haven’t tried before!  Also, be sure to let us know which recipe you like the most in the comments!  If you want to learn some exercises you can do at home, check out our blog!

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