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Let the good times roll: Mardi Gras-inspired recipes

17 Recipes
Let the good times roll: Mardi Gras-inspired recipes
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Chicken and andouille smoked sausage gumbo

Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Caramel banana bread pudding

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Warm chocolate bread pudding

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

White-chocolate bread pudding with whiskey caramel sauce

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Sazerac

Time 5 minutes
Yields Serves 1

Barbecue-braised duck legs with garlic grits

Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Yields Serves 2 to 4

Duck and okra gumbo

Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Yields Serves 16

Creole file gumbo

Time 4 hours
Yields Serves 16

Jack Fry's shrimp and grits

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 6

Turkey gumbo with artichokes and andouille

Time Total time: 4 to 7 hours for stock, about 1 1/2 hours for gumbo
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Sweet potato pie with pecan streusel

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8

Louisiana barbecue shrimp

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Mardi Gras king cake with cream cheese and apple fillings

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 16

Crawfish Spinach Pie

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 4 to 8

New Orleans-style beignets

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12 (Makes 3 dozen beignets)

Muffuletta

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 8


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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