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11 Recipes to Gorge On This Mardi Gras

By • March 3, 2014 • 0 Comments

You wouldn't know it from the sloppy tourists hurling beads from French Quarter balconies, but Mardi Gras is, fundamentally, a religious holiday. Indeed, it is the best kind of religious holiday: one based on divinely sanctioned binge eating. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is so called because it's the last day before Lent -- in other words, a last hoorah to have the meats, booze, and sweets that are verboten during the following 40 days of penitence.

If we can't be in New Orleans -- dancing in the streets, competing with strangers for plastic beads, skipping a week of work in favor of public drinking and weird costumes -- we can, at least, feast like we are. Put on some music, pour yourself a drink, and invite some friends over. We're gonna party like Catholics before Lent.

Barbecue Shrimp: A Down-Home, Messy, Good Meal by Waverly

 

These Oysters ROCK! Oysters Rockefeller by lorigoldsby

 

Shrimp Gumbo by drbabs

 

King Cake by molly yeh

 

Sazerac by Erika Kotite

 

Pork Boudin Balls by inpatskitchen

 

Brown Rice Jambalaya-ish by healthierkitchen

 

Puffy Pillow Beignets by Mandy @ Lady and pups

 

Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing by carbonarasuz

 

Lemony Gumbo Z'herbes by drbabs

 

Edna Lewis & Scott Peacock's Shrimp Grits by Genius Recipes

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