Fat Tuesday is the last day of the Carnival season that begins the twelfth day after Christmas, (yes, like in the song). Many Christians also know January 6th as "Epiphany" which is a holy day commemorates the visit of the Magi (three wise men) to the Christ child.
Fat Tuesday is the last opportunity to celebrate before Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday. This pre-Lenten carnival has Roman Catholic origins and is celebrated in New Orleans, as well as Brazil, France, Germany.
Here is our collection of Cajun and Creole dishes worthy of celebrating!
- King Cake
- Red Bean Gumbo
- Pot Roast Po’Boys
- Red Beans and Rice
- Crawfish Etouffee
- Shrimp with Creole Sauce
- Blackened Salmon
- Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
- Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
- Pecan Pralines
- Creole Calas
- Bananas Foster
And what Mardi Gras celebration is complete without some Zydeco music?
File – 2 Left Feet (as seen at the Maple Leaf!!)
Beausoleil – Cajun Conja
Buckwheat Zydeco – Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
Wayne Toups – ZyDeCajun
John Delafose - Heartaches and Hot Steps
BooZoo Chavis – American Explorer Series
Laissez les bon temps roulez!