MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - (Family Features) Bring the fun and flavor of Carnival season to your table by creating a "Big Easy" celebration at home.
Revel in the true meaning of Mardi Gras with good music, good friends and a tasty menu of festive favorites like classic dirty rice, jambalaya with a twist and traditional King Cake.
Tips to Jazz Up Your Celebration
Mardi Gras is a tradition steeped in celebrating with family members gathered around a meal. Bring the party home by spending time together and enjoying flavorful dishes that are easy to prepare. Tap into the authentic way of celebrating with these festive ideas:
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Jambalaya Maque Choux
Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
|1/2||pound andouille sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices|
|1/2||cup chopped celery|
|1/2||cup chopped green bell pepper|
|1/2||cup chopped red onion|
|2 1/2||cups water|
|1||can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained|
|1||package Zatarain's Jambalaya Mix|
|1||cup frozen corn|
Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add celery, bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until sausage is browned and vegetables begin to softened.
Stir in water, tomatoes and rice mix. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in corn; cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving.
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