8 Mardi Gras Appetizers
Southern Shrimp Cocktails
Recipe: Southern Shrimp Cocktails
Have the seafood market steam shrimp to save time, or follow our easy instructions in the recipe. Serve the shrimp, okra, and breadsticks on a platter around a bowl of the sauce, or make individual cocktails. Use 4-oz. votive candleholders, shot glasses, cordial glasses, or mini-martini glasses.
Mini Crab Cakes
Hot Crawfish Dip
Recipe: Hot Crawfish Dip
Get your mudbug fix with this delicious dip and pair with crusty French bread.
Recipe: Muffuletta Dip
You can serve this versatile recipe on French bread crostini or with crackers over a block of cream cheese. Try tossing leftovers in a Caesar salad.
Smoked Paprika-Glazed Andouille
Recipe: Smoked Paprika-Glazed Andouille
Serve andouille with wooden toothpicks to create bite-size appetizers.
Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Creole Shrimp Deviled Eggs
These deviled eggs have a Creole flavor and are perfect as a Mardi Gras appetizer.
Recipe: Grits-and-Gumbo Tarts
Capture the iconic flavors of New Orleans in these easy-to-make tarts.