Seafood Gumbo for #SundaySupper #MardiGras

Woo! Get out your beads and whet your appetite because it’s time to celebrate… It’s Mardi Gras! This week is Fat Tuesday! Of course the Sunday Supper team is starting the party a little early with “Fat Sunday” hosted by Leslie of La Cocina de Leslie. I love all of the New Orleans-inspired dishes, especially having just been there a month ago! I have never celebrated Mardi Gras, but apparently it is one hell of a shindig. I think the overlying theme of the holiday is complete utter overindulgence. In everything. Food. Drinks. Partying. I can only imagine how crazy Bourbon Street and the French Quarter are during this time of year.

I bought mixes for shrimp creole, gumbo, and Cajun etouffe at the French Market while I was there and have yet to use them. This was the perfect opportunity! One of my favorite things I ate during my visit to NOLA was the seafood gumbo at Peche Seafood Grill. I knew I’d never be able to actually recreate it, but I could at least try to replicate that spicy bowl of heaven. Shrimp, scallops, mussels, okra, corn and tomato make up my Seafood Gumbo…and of course some Slap Yo’ Mama Cajun Spice (another French Market buy) sprinkled on top. 

Seafood Gumbo for #SundaySupper #MardiGras


I had a moment of nostalgia as I savored each spoonful, really feeling like I was back on that trip, enjoying all of that amazing food and culture. Ah, New Orleans, how I miss you…


Seafood Gumbo for #SundaySupper #MardiGras

But at least I can pretend I’m there partyin’ it up with lots of yummy Fat Tuesday recipes!


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Comments

  1. says

    I am the same when I am traveling! I can’t resist buying seasonings and spice mixes and sauces to try when I get back home. Somehow it helps to extend the holiday, don’t you think?

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