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Crawfish Linguine – Mardi Gras Edition

 


It’s Mardi Gras season! I’m really missing Mardi Gras with all of the parades, music and of course delicious food. All the things that is part of this special day that falls on every Tuesday of the year in Louisiana. Another reason why it’s so special is it’s a state holiday. Mardi Gras is celebrated throughout Louisiana and especially in southern Louisiana where the balls and parades are huge staples of celebrating Carnival season. Although, everyone identifies Mardi Gras with New Orleans because they have one of the best parades of all Mardi Gras parades. New Orleans kicks off Carnival season by celebrating weeks before the actual day. The weekend of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is filled with big parades throughout the city and filled with locals and tourists.

I have a confession to make and that is in all of my years living west of Baton Rouge is I never attended a New Orleans parade….ever. My town of New Roads always celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday with their own carnival parade so that usually was enough for me. Our local parades actually drew large crowds from nearby towns and parishes because everybody didn’t want to drive out to New Orleans. Plus, our local Mardi Gras parades were more family oriented. Alot of families and close friends would get together to cookout on the parade route. If you stopped by their tent to kick it and have some fun, then they will definitely give you a plate of food of either red beans and rice, jambalaya, fried chicken, fried fish and so on. Needless to say, it’s definitely not like this in Nashville, TN. Mardi Gras Tuesday is just a regular federal work day. Something that took me a year to get used to after I moved here seven years ago.

If you love the culture of Carnival season then cook up some good Louisiana food, play Mardi Gras music (Spotifiy playlist or Pandora..just type in Mardi Gras or Rebirth Brass Band). get you a ball mask and some beads. Have some fun with your family and friends. This Mardi Gras delicious recipe of Crawfish Linguine will be a huge crowd pleaser. By the way, you can always substitute with shrimp and make it shrimp linguine. This recipe is very simple plus it’s quick and easy to make…my favorite thing.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (Let the good times roll)! Let us know in the comments how you’re planning to celebrate Mardi Gras. Like and Share so please spread the love!

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Crawfish Linguine
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Pasta
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring pot of water to boil. Add teaspoon of salt to boiling water; then linguine. Cook until al dente per package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a stock pot on medium heat add unsalted butter. Add chopped onions, 1/2 cup green onions, green peppers and red peppers; cook until soft.
  3. Stir in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Add Cajun seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder and peeled crawfish tails. Stir, cover and cook on medium-low to simmer for 10 minutes. Add half and half, Campbell's Condensed Soup Fiesta Nacho Cheese. Stir well. Add shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Cover and cook on medium-low for 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover and add linguine. Stir well until pasta is blended with crawfish. Plate and garnish with other 1/2 of green onions.


8 thoughts on “Crawfish Linguine – Mardi Gras Edition”

  • This looks wonderful! I visited New Orleans for the first time last fall and fell in love with Crawfish Etoufee! Yum! I will have to try this recipe and share the treat with my family!

    • Crawfish etouffee is another one of my favorites and NOLA has the best. I’m sure your family would love this dish. Let me know how it comes out. I will post an etouffee soon! 🙂

  • This looks really good! I wanted to visit NOLA again for Mardi Gras but couldn’t make it. I really like the idea of bringing it home with me

    • That’s the great thing about Mardi Gras. It’s so fun to cook a New Orleans type dish and celebrate the holiday with family and friends. 🙂

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