Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mardi Gras dinner!

This is our 3rd year hosting a mardi gras dinner.  This year we had crawfish pies, shrimp and grits, collard greens, pralines,and callas cakes.

The crawfish pies – made with trinity, then a super thick roux, stuffed into puff pastry. Yum!

pies Shrimp and grits, made with large shrimp, a roux, onions and bacon.  Grits were made with chicken broth.shrimp

Collard greens, made from a recipe from Diet,Desserts,and dogs.  Very good, I might add!

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Close up of crawfish pie:

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Dessert was callas cakes, which I would have to get the recipe from my sister.  They are a fried rice cake, made with cooked rice, flour, sugar, eggs, nutmeg and vanilla.  Topped with maple syrup and confectioners sugar.  Kind of like a beignet.callas Homemade pralines, regular and peanut butter!

pralines

And topped off with a half glass of Killians Irish Red.

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I am totally stuffed!

1 comment:

5 Star Foodie said...

Crawfish pies look so good! Yum!