Easy and Simple Mardi Gras Dinner Ideas

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Looking for some Mardi Gras dinner ideas? In today’s post, I will share three interesting dinner recipes. “Mardi Gras,” or “Fat Tuesday,” is all about celebrating the last day of indulgence before austere Ash Wednesday ushers in Lent and its 40 days of fasting until Holy Saturday. Whether you participate in the Lenten season or not, this time of the year give us an awesome chance to celebrate all the Cajun-style cuisine of the Gulf.

Mardi Gras Carnival

Mardi Gras, as celebrated in San Diego’s infamous Gaslamp Quarter, is more of an open party than a community celebration. San Diego’s Mardi Gras parade is a large and practically irresistible event. It got more of street party than a formal parade. In today’s post, I will share recipes for soup, a main course and dessert. Mardi Gras is also about shrimp, crawfish, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, followed by sweets such as pralines, bananas Foster, crepes, bread pudding and, unquestionably, a king cake. These recipes are simple yet scrumptious, which makes it perfect for your dinner or even a themed dinner party. 

Let’s begin with the soup recipeCreole Crab and Corn Soup. This is a traditional soup recipe that is made on Mardi Gras. Crabs have a unique flavor that blend perfectly with the corn, giving a subtle yet soothing flavor. I personally like its mild flavors, though it is spicy at the same time. Click here to get the recipe. 

The main course is Cajun Jambalaya. It's a traditional recipe made in one pot, with meat, vegetables, stock and rice. It's probably the easiest recipe one can try. This is a complete meal because you get the rice, vegetables and meat all in one dish, and the flavors are really Cajun, with a spicy kick. Click here for the recipe.

Last but not the least is dessert. Of course, nothing but a King Cake will do. This is a quick, easy king cake recipe that doesn't skimp on flavor.  Click here for the recipe.

Mardi Gras is about the wonderful carnivals, formal parades and, most important, enjoying the day with your loved ones and family. The nightlife is just magical. I hope these simple dinner ideas will make your Mardi Gras amazing. Bon Appetit! 

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