Mardi Gras Entertaining

“Mardi Gras” or “Fat Tuesday.” Certainly one HUGE holiday in New Orleans. Considered the last big feast and celebration before Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Mardi Gras is about food, excitement, parades, food, floats, music, beads, food and fun. Did I mention food? Really great food. New Orleans is a melting pot of incredible cuisines. Though no substitution will equal eating in the Crescent City, here are a few simple ways to bring the Big Easy flavor to your next Mardi Gras party.

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta Mardi Gras EntertainingFor a filling crowd pleaser, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, serves up a whole lot of flavor. Chicken, sausage, and cheesy pasta, in a spicy cream sauce are highlighted with our Cajun Spice Blend.

Unstuffed Cabbage RollsNeed to get the party started as soon as you get home from work? Slow-cooker Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls, brings that Cajun Spice Blend flavor with minimal effort.

Mix together 2 tsp Sweet Heat Spice Blend per ¼ cup each of mayonnaise and sour cream, for a cool and spicy dip.

             Gumbo File’ Powder     Seafood Blackening Spice Blend     Sweet Heat Spice Blend    

Give your seafood gumbo that kick of flavor and texture it deserves. Gumbo Filé Powder (approx. 2 tsp per quart) used near the end of cooking, will aid as a thickener and adds earthy and citrus notes to gumbo, soups and stews.

Seafood Blackening Spice Blend adds intense spicy flavor to grilled fish. Rub on fish or sauté in a very hot skillet with butter and then add to fish.
To round out your gathering, serve up Spicy Matcha Margaritas or cool coconut and rum Blue Voodoo Tea Cocktail, and

“Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (let the good times roll).

Spicy Matcha Margaritas        Blue Voodoo Tea Cocktail

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