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20 Indulgent Mardi Gras Recipes

From Boozy Bourbon Ribs to Fat Tuesday-Themed Desserts

— February 12, 2015 — Lifestyle
These Mardi Gras recipes range from Fat Tuesday desserts to fried shrimp snacks that will satisfy one's sweet and savory cravings. From hearty jambalayas to boozy rib barbecues, New Orleans food is known for its rich flavor pairings that are inspired by the city's multicultural residents.

Referencing Spanish, Italian and Caribbean cuisine, these Mardi Gras recipes are the perfect way to indulge and break your New Year's resolutions. Whether heading to New Orleans or celebrating Fat Tuesday right at home, draw some inspiration from these dessert, cocktail or meal ideas.

Standouts from this list include fried shrimp parfaits that blend together unexpected flavors along with Fat Tuesday cupcakes that are adorned with green, yellow and purple icing and sprinkles. Whatever your tastes, you won't go hungry when trying one of these delicious bites.
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Cake-Topped Burger Recipes
Cake-Topped Burger Recipes
This Sprinkled Cake Burger is a Street Snack Favorite from Food Drunk
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Spicy Stuffed Beignets
Spicy Stuffed Beignets
This Deep Fried Jambalaya Recipe Combines Famous Foods from New Orleans
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Savory Southern Confections
Savory Southern Confections
This Layered Vanilla Buttercream Cake Incorporates Chicken and Waffles
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New Orleans Inspired Cakes
New Orleans Inspired Cakes
Mardi Gras King Cake Contains a Symbolic Surprise Within the Dessert
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Fried Shrimp Parfaits
Fried Shrimp Parfaits
Karafuneya Coffee's Ice Cream Desserts are Garnished with Seafood Bites
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Boozy Rib Barbecues
Boozy Rib Barbecues
This Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs Recipe Boasts Smoky and Savory Flavors
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Layered S'more Confections
Layered S'more Confections
These Seven Layer S'mores Makes a Delicious Holiday Gift
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Ant-Covered Shrimp Delicacies
Ant-Covered Shrimp Delicacies
This Japanese Shrimp Recipe Features an Insect Garnish
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DIY Savory Gumbo Cupcakes
DIY Savory Gumbo Cupcakes
Fat Tuesday Meets Mardi Gras with This Gumbo Cupcake Recipe
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Savory Alcohol-Soaked Fruit
Savory Alcohol-Soaked Fruit
Bourbon Baked Apples are a Nice Treat After a Long Day
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Southern Bacon Cheeseburgers
Southern Bacon Cheeseburgers
The South Rises Again with this Flawless Chicken and Waffles Burger
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Fatty Fried Breakfasts
Fatty Fried Breakfasts
The 'Deep-Fried Cereal' Hits a Whole New Level
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Boozy Campfire Bites
Boozy Campfire Bites
These Bourbon Marshmallow S'mores Will Derail Your Will Power Everytime
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Savory Donut Desserts
Savory Donut Desserts
Gourdough's Donuts Bakes Delicious Gourmet Options
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Chocolate Fried Chicken
Chocolate Fried Chicken
ChocoChicken by Adam Fleischman is a Coo Coo Concoction
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DIY Legume Bites
DIY Legume Bites
Brit & Co. Veggie French Fries Safely Satisfy Junk Food Cravings
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Southern Cannabis Recipes
Southern Cannabis Recipes
This Marijuana Fried Chicken was Created by the Modern Colonel Sanders
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Liquored Popcorn Snacks
Liquored Popcorn Snacks
The Bacon Bourbon Caramel Corn Will Satisfy All Cravings
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Fat Tuesday Cakes
Fat Tuesday Cakes
These Mardi Gras Cupcakes Will Have You Partying With the Best of Them
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Flapjack Stacked Cakes
Flapjack Stacked Cakes
These Pancake Cupcakes are the Perfect Way to Celebrate Shrove Tuesday
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