Although the biggest Mardi Gras celebration happens on Fat Tuesday, I recommend you have your own party, complete with beads and masks, this Saturday night. Serve a delectable spread of Southern finger foods, including some classic New Orleans dishes. I've scoured our recipes to come up with an amazing menu, so check it out now!
I love a good leftover sandwich, so after whipping up shrimp rémoulade the other night, I made sure to save some shrimp and sauce for a second dinner, sandwiched inside a crispy, sweet baguette. The flavor of the rich, robust rémoulade against the flaky French bread and cool, fresh shrimp was so yummy I wish I'd made sandwiches the first time around, rather than just serving the baguette on the side.
The recipe is equally easy as a from-scratch sandwich or a leftover reinvention. As with the rémoulade recipe, you can make the sauce a day in advance and let the taste intensify over time. Though I used butter lettuce, you could also dress it with shredded iceberg or romaine. The most important thing is finding a perfectly fresh baguette (or freshening up the bread you bought the day before). To get the recipe, read more
I adore shrimp, especially in the Summer, but ordinary cocktail sauce doesn't always do it justice. New Orleans rémoulade, on the other hand, has a bold flavor that transforms simple boiled shrimp into an impressive standalone meal.
Most people are familiar with the French version of rémoulade, a mayonnaise-based sauce made with Dijon mustard and capers. But Louisiana rémoulade — used primarily as a shrimp topping — is made with olive oil, celery, green onions, shallots, and parsley. The reddish tint comes from the addition of paprika and cayenne, and this Cajun condiment with a slight Italian flavor is full of spice without being too spicy.
Rémoulade can be prepared in advance, so try making the condiment on Sunday night then boiling the shrimp for an easy but gourmet Monday night dinner. I even used the leftovers the next day to make a sandwich, so stay tuned for that tomorrow. To learn how to make this simple sauce for shrimp rémoulade, read more
A classic condiment used in French and Cajun cooking, rémoulade is a tangy, mayonnaise-based sauce made with Dijon mustard and capers. Other ingredients, including anchovies and tarragon, are often added as twists on the traditional recipe. Rémoulade sauce frequently accompanies seafood dishes such as pan-fried fish and salmon croquettes.
Though traditional rémoulade is a creamy yellow shade, Louisiana-style rémoulade is usually red in color, thanks to the addition of ketchup, paprika, or cayenne pepper. Cajun rémoulade also includes other additions like parsley, green onions, and Worcestershire sauce, and it's most commonly used as the key ingredient in shrimp rémoulade.
Who says you can't have a fancy dinner on a Friday night after work? This light, French style dish is elegant, simple, and quick to put together. A rémoulade is a classic sauce made with mayonnaise, mustard, and capers. The tangy sauce makes a wonderful companion to the pretty salmon cakes. Serve with chilled white wine for a luxurious start to the weekend. To look at the recipe — which is from our friends at Get more recipes at MyRecipes.com — read more