Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? For those not in the know, Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is officially next Tuesday, February 21. While we aren’t big celebrators of this holiday, we DO enjoy good Cajun grub. My husband and I have visited New Orleans a few times (prior to my going gluten-free) and always enjoyed pigging out on beignets, gumbo, fresh seafood, and red beans and rice, and listening to great music. We’ve never gone during Mardi Gras (from what I hear, it’s insane!) but we always had a good time when we did visit.
Of the things we experienced while we were there, what we miss most is the food. I have recreated a few tasty gluten-free Cajun and Creole recipes at home over the years so we can take a mini-vacation (without ever leaving our home), and am sharing those, as well as some recipes from fellow gluten-free bloggers. These recipes would be great for your Mardi Gras celebration, or even just to enjoy in the next few days. Cajun and Creole food is many times so comforting and delicious – just what you need if it’s still a bit dreary where you are!
Happy Mardi Gras!
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo from Tasty Eats At Home
Crockpot Jambalaya from Gluten-Free Easily
Turducken Burgers from The WHOLE Gang
Chicken Gumbo from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free
Paleo Crockpot Jambalaya Soup from Life As A Plate
Seafood Gumbo from Tasty Eats At Home
Louisiana-Style Gumbo by a Massachusetts HealthNut by Cara’s Cravings (this recipe is not gluten-free, but gluten-free flours could be substituted)
Red Beans and Rice from Tasty Eats At Home
Blackened Chicken or Vegetables from The WHOLE Gang
Crawfish Etouffee from Tasty Eats At Home (photo at top of post)
Cajun Gator Tail and Dirty Rice from Tasty Eats At Home
Creamy Creole Eggplant Pasta Bake from Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Cajun Roasted Root Chips from Alisa Cooks
“Breaded” Fish and Tartar Sauce from Glugle Gluten-Free
Blackened Catfish with Cantaloupe Salsa from Tasty Eats At Home (this recipe uses butter, but non-dairy butter can be substituted)
King Cake Cookies from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen