If you can’t make it down south for Mardi Gras this year, bringing the party to your home is the next best thing. Sure, you can buy some beads and deck out the family in purple, green, and gold, but our favorite way to immerse ourselves in any city or culture is through food, of course. Get a taste of NOLA with these Louisiana-inspired dishes.
Cajun Pork Dirty Rice
Cajun cuisine—hearty dishes known for their unique seasoning and use of the “holy trinity” (onions, bell peppers, and celery)—is a mainstay in New Orleans. Try our Cajun Pork Dirty Rice for our twist on a Louisiana classic.
Fried deliciousness served on fluffy French bread—what more could you ask for? Though po’boys are traditionally made with fried seafood or a meat like roast beef or fried chicken, we got cheffy with a veggie-friendly cauliflower version.
Believe it or not, states actually have official foods and one of Louisiana’s is gumbo. We put a Plated spin this stew-like dish with shrimp and fried okra—an homage to the South that gives this gumbo a unique flavor and crunch.
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