A collection of gluten-free Mardi Gras recipes inspired by the legendary cuisine of New Orleans.
01 of 09
A bowl of gumbo is as rich, steeped in mystery and complex as Louisiana, where it originated. Gluten-Free Chicken Gumbo starts with a simple deep, dark caramel-colored gluten-free roux- a combination of browned oil and flour.
02 of 09
Here's another classic Creole recipe from Chef John Mitzewich, About.com Guide to American Food- Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya with Brown Rice! Be sure to use gluten-free sausage, chicken broth, and spices and enjoy this recipe, which John calls "soul food at its finest - hearty, satisfying, and deeply comforting."
03 of 09
"This delicious spiced café blot recipe is straight from the heart of the Cajun and Creole cuisine of New Orleans. Prepared tableside in local restaurants with equal parts grace and theater, the coffee features flambéed brandy, citrus peel, and spices, mixed with hot coffee." - Rebecca Franklin, About.com Guide to French Food
Recipe for Cafe Brulot
04 of 09
Seafood Fritters with Mango Dipping Sauce
These spicy seafood fritters with mango dipping sauce are made with fresh lump crabmeat but substitute your favorite seafood and these fritters will be equally delicious. This recipe is adapted to gluten-free diets from a recipe which appears in The South - The Beautiful Cooking by Mara Reid Rogers and Jim Auchmutey.
Recipe for Gluten-Free Seafood Fritters with Mango Dipping SauceContinue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Barbecued shrimp is a very popular recipe in New Orleans and this super fast and easy recipe for pan-grilled barbecued shrimp comes from our wildly popular About.com Guide to American Food, Chef John Mitzewich. Be sure to use gluten-free ketchup and spices in this terrific Creole recipe from John.
06 of 09
Use your favorite gluten-free bread to make this rich recipe for Gluten-Free Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce. For a fast, easy and delicious alternative to using homemade gluten-free bread in this luscious recipe, try Udi's Gluten-Free Whole Grain Bread.
07 of 09
"Toasted pecans give these cream pralines a distinct pecan flavor. Make these pralines for Mardi Gras, or any special occasion." - Diana Rattray, About.com Guide to Southern Food
08 of 09
An elegant dessert that's legendary in the French Quarter. This is another 5-star recipe from Diana Rattray, About.com Guide to Southern Food.
Recipe for Bananas Foster
Watch Bananas Foster Being Prepared at Brennan's Restaurant in New OrleansContinue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
"Also known as a Ramos Fizz, the New Orleans Fizz was created in the late 1800's by Henry C. Ramos in New Orleans. The cocktail became so popular that by the 1915 Mardi Gras celebration Ramos' 35 "shaker boys" could not keep up with demand." - Colleen Graham, About.com Guide to Cocktails