15 Louisiana-Inspired Recipes for the Ultimate Mardi Gras Menu

Even if you can’t make it to New Orleans, eat like you’re there with these indulgent dishes

This Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo will get you in the mood to party like you're in NOLA.

Without a doubt, the biggest party of the winter is Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Bourbon Street is flooded with excited, merry revelers as they have one last bash before the subdued Christian holiday known as Lent. And though parades, parties, and booze are tons of fun, the real highlight of New Orleans is the cuisine.

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Even if you can’t head down to New Orleans this Mardi Gras, you can still have a feast fit for a king. To craft the perfect Louisiana-inspired menu, we reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers for their favorite Mardi Gras recipes.

There’s plenty of fresh seafood bounty to be had, from a hearty seafood gumbo to a fried spicy whitefish, and even some NOLA-inspired barbecue clams for the Northerners out there. And, of course, no Mardi Gras party would be complete without Louisiana specialties such as the muffuletta, perfectly fried beignets, or the classic purple, gold, and green king cake (complete with a plastic baby).

So, mix up some hurricanes, turn up the jazz and get ready for a feast fit for a Mardi Gras king.