Carnival Season Recipes

Jan 3, 2024 | Stories & More | 3 comments

Mardi Gras- or Carnival- is celebrated in many cities worldwide with strong Catholic ties. Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th, called Epiphany or Twelfth Night, the day the three kings reached baby Jesus in Bethlehem.

Today, communities along the gulf coast from Texas to Florida celebrate Mardi Gras season. Each area prides itself on its own unique customs, from parades, costumes, and formal balls to special food and libations.For us a big part of Mardi Gras, is the special food that is deep knit into the Louisiana culture. Follow along for Mama’s Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes.

Mama’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

 Looking to experience some of Louisiana’s finest dishes? Try Slap Ya Mama’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo recipe. Delivering unparalleled Louisiana Cajun flavor from our home in Ville Platte, LA. After trying our recipe, you’ll love it so much you’ll want to come on down to visit us at our home.

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Mama’s Muffulettas

Mama’s Muffuletta is not your average deli meat sandwich-layers of meat, cheese, and olives are served up on fresh bread to create this instant favorite.

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Slap Ya Mama Pastalaya is a unique take on the traditional Cajun Jambalaya.  With smoked sausage, spicy chicken, fresh shrimp and pasta instead of rice, this dish will most definitely become a household favorite.

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Fried Shrimp Po’Boy 

Looking for a fried shrimp po’boy complete with Louisiana Cajun flavor? Try Slap Ya Mama’s Fried Shrimp Po-boy featuring our delectable Cajun fish fry and hot sauce to spice things up just like in Louisiana.

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Cajun Seafood Gumbo

Nothing feeds the belly and the soul like a warm bowl of gumbo. Served over rice, this dish combines all your seafood favorites into one comforting bowl.

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Fried Catfish Po’boy

Put your fish fry to good use by slathering it in Rémoulade Sauce and turning it into one of these crave-worthy sandwiches.

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Maw Maw’s Red Beans & Rice

Ready to experience the Cajun flavor? Cook Maw Maw’s one pot Cajun Red Beans, simple and delicious this is one of our favorite Cajun Meals! 

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Mardi Gras Meatloaf with Mighty Mushroom Sauce

For this recipe, Slap Ya Mama Gumbo mix and a confetti blend of peppers create a meatloaf just bursting with the fun flavors and colors of Mardi Gras. Slap Ya Mama Étouffée Sauce brings a rich, smooth base to a sauce that will have you lickin’ the pot!

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Mama Jen’s Cajun Cornbread

Anytime there is a family event, mama makes her famous cornbread, and it isn’t long before the whole tray is gone. You have to move quickly when she places her cornbread on the serving table, or you’ll come up empty-handed.

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Crawfish Étouffée

Nothing is more satisfying than Mama’s Crawfish Étouffée. Crawfish tails cooked in vegetables and spices, served over hot rice-what could be better to serve the ones you love?

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We understand not everyone has the time to cook or even knows where to start cooking a traditional Cajun meal so we took a few traditional Cajun dishes and made it possible for you to provide your family and friends with an authentic Cajun meal that is sure to please. Whether you want to make Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo or Jambalaya, all of these meals are designed to be prepared in a very short amount of time and with incredible ease. Check out Slap Ya Mama’s Dinner Mixes! 

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  1. Ty Brisgill

    Tried to get recipe for shrimp etouffee all that comes up is mama Jen’s cornbread???


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