Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! No matter where y’at, we’re bringing the best of the Big Easy to you this weekend in the form of fine French Quarter fare!
We’re bring you bubbling hot pots of gumbo that taste like your Auntie’s, a King Cake recipe to power the whole ‘Krewe,’ and one last bite of a few classic New Orleans dessert before Lent begins!
Plus, we’ve peppered in a few wine finds worthy of Bacchus’ approval 🙂
Time to get cooking: get the recipe for that festive King Cake above made with Danish dough, cinnamon and gooey glaze topping right here. Don’t forget to add the baby and a few colorful beads!
Geaux for Gumbo!
Something about the recent chilly weather we’ve been having lately just begs for a big bowl of steaming hot and spicy gumbo! We LOVE this classic Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe that you can prepare for a big group in about an hour. Get the recipe here.
You may be miles from the French Quarter for Mardi Gras, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying the flavors of this fun city. This recipe from Patois in New Orleans brings juicy slabs of bacon and fresh Gulf oysters together in one beautiful bowl! Get the recipe here.
We’re sipping 19 Crime’s Hard Chard with this seafood inspired bowl of gumbo. Find this wine for $12 at H-E-B and get more details on it right here.
When you’re really craving Crescent City cuisine, reach for this recipe! This recipe from Lil’ Dizzy’s Café in New Orleans has it all: baked ham, chicken, Gulf shrimp, crabs, and two types of sausage. Get the recipe for it right here.
All those smoked meats in this gumbo beg for an amazing red wine. We love the Clos de los Siete Malbec. More details on this great wine right here.
“Doubloon” Down on Desserts
If you’re giving up sweets for Lent, let this classic New Orleans dessert be your final sweet bite! Mr. B’s Bistro is one of the restaurants we featured in our New Orleans Edition of Goodtaste with Tanji. Their Creole Irish Bread Pudding is truly delightful. Get the recipe for it here and watch them dazzle you with their delicious cuisine below!
We’re celebrating Mardi Gras and this special dessert with one of my favorite Champagnes that I always have chilled in the fridge: the Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Reserve. It’s just $25 a bottle at H-E-B. Get more details right here.
For the ultimate Mardi Gras finale, you’ll love Marais‘ Bananas Foster Bread Pudding. Though they’re located outside the Bayou City, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped right into the French Quarter when you fire this luxurious dessert up! We featured them earlier this year on Goodtaste with Tanji. Get your fix of jazzy jambalayas, creamy shrimp and grits, and gumbo below.
Need more NOLA this weekend? Watch our New Orleans Edition of Goodtaste with Tanji from Season 3 right here.