How to Prepare Traditional Mardi Gras Food.
Bring the spirit of Mardi Gras home with these traditional meals.
You will need 1 lb.
andouillesausage, sliced 1 lb.
cubed skinless, boneless chicken 1 large onion, chopped 1 large greenpepper, chopped 3 1/2 c.
canned diced tomatoes 1 c.
celery, chopped 4 c.
chicken broth 2tsp.
dried oregano 2 tsp.
Cajun seasoning 1/2 tsp.
dried tyme 2 tsp.
dried parsley 1tsp.
cayenne pepper 1 lb.
frozen cooked shrimp without tails 4 c.
cooked rice 2 smoked hamhocks 1 bunch collard greens 2 1/2 c.
water 1 tbsp.
distilled vinegar Salt and pepperto taste King cake Equipment: Crock pot with lid and low-sodium chicken broth (optional).
Make traditional Jambalaya.
Mix the sausage, chicken, onion, green pepper, tomatoes,celery, and 1 cup broth in a crock pot.
Season with oregano, Cajun seasoning, thyme,parsley, and cayenne pepper.
Cook for 7 to 8 hours with the cover on.
Add theshrimp during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
Serve over rice.
Make New Orleans-stylecollard greens.
Put the ham hocks and collard greens in a large pot.
Mix in the water, vinegar,and chicken broth.
Low-sodium chicken broth can be used as an alternative.
Bringto a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.
Season with salt and pepper totaste.
End the meal with a big piece of King Cake, a Mardi Gras must.
Now enjoyyour Mardi Gras celebration! Did you know Traditionally, a plastic, gold, or porcelainbaby is placed in the center of the King Cake before baking.
The guest who finds the babyin their slice of cake is supposed to host next year's King Cake party.