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Let the good times roll - what are you making for Fat Tuesday?

I know I'm making some maque choux

I need inspiration for something else. Not in the mood for gumbo. What else?

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  1. I'm making jambalaya and a side dish of fresh green beans, blanched and tossed in a remoulade sauce. It was listed along with a jambalaya recipe on Allrecipes. It looks to be a simple side dish. Any recs for jambalaya? Oh and I'm planning to use smoked sausage and shrimp as the meats in the jambalaya

    1. Leftover red beans & brown basmati rice from Monday.

      1. I'm going to a party and bringing king cake but started it yesterday. The menu is seafood souffle and dessert crepes that my friend is making.

        1. Keepin' it simple -- chicken gumbo on rice.

          1. I'm actually committing total sacrilege and having my Mardi Gras party on this coming Sat night... it's Maine, so nobody knows any better. I'm having chicken and tasso jambalya (Paul Prudhomme's), hush puppies, creole coleslaw, and King Cake (Southern Living recipe- the best). Plus lots of PBR, which is the closest thing I can find to Dixie beer, my old Nola fave.

              1. I can't believe I'm going to admit this. I never knew Fat Tuesday was also known as National Pancake Day. I told this to my BF and he got so excited and asked for pancakes for dinner. So, yep, I made pancakes. And cheated and made them from Bisquick, adding in some vanilla and sugar with baking soda to rise them a bit. Served them with real maple syrup, breakfast sausage and a tall glass of milk. Actually, it really it the spot :)

                1. Seafood Gumbo and Ews beans and rice. I will make some corn bread too. We will eat this tomorrow as it is always better the day after Fat Tuesday after the big party. Happ Mardi Gras

                  1. I made blini of course. Grew up eating pancakes for Mardi Gras, married a Russian and now make blini! Ate mine with sour cream and orange marmalade, while hubby ate his with ikra (caviar). Yummmy

                    1. I WAS in the mood for gumbo. It started because I had a box of okra I got on sale at New Years and never used. I cleaned out my freezer and made a nice big pot with chicken, chorizo sausage, shrimp (2 lb so also made shrimp cocktail) and ham. I usually make jumbalaya but my husband doesn't seem to love it. I was running around at the last minute so I pulled out four different recipes and just started cooking, referring to different ones every time I looked. Somehow it came out so, so delicious, I have to write down what I did this morning before I forget. I did weird things like sauted the ham and sausage in my leftover half cup of coffee before adding it to the pot (like Red Eye ham), and added a can of Rotel and a can of El Pato jalapeno tomato sauce, because I was afraid it was too thick. I even found a big container of leftover dirty rice in the freezer so that was a time saver. The best part (you'll like this, rworange) is it didn't cost me a penny!! And now I have a little room in the freezer, yay!