During Mardi Gras season, New Orleans is the place to be if you want to sample Creole and Cajun cuisine at its finest. During this time, many locals and tourists are pouring into the top culinary destinations in the city. While New Orleans is the best place to enjoy the Mardi Gras season, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it just as much from the comfort of your own city or home.
Thanks to the Panna app, you can very well prepare your own Mardis Gras meal with the help of different award-winning chefs, such as Justin Devillier. In the Panna app, he’ll show you how to prepare 13 French by-way-of-Louisiana recipes through step by step video tutorials.
Although southern food is known for its complex flavors, making it isn’t as complicated as you might expect. Devillier’s recipes for Panna don’t require fancy technique or years of cooking experience, just a kitchen and your imagination.
If you’re looking for a more traditional Mardi Gras recipe, shrimp creole is easy to make and infamous in southern hearts. Shrimp creole consists of cooked shrimp in a mixture of whole or diced tomatoes, onion, celery and bell pepper, spiced with hot pepper sauce and/or cayenne-based seasoning, all served over steamed or boiled white rice.
“It’s something I love to cook for family, and you can put in on the table in less than an hour,” Devillier says of the creole dish.
Devillier has 12 recipes on the Panna app, including root beer braised short ribs, onion marmalade, collard greens with ham hocks, oyster roast with bacon and parmesan, and blue crab beignets.
These are only half of the amazing recipes on the app that you can cook while celebrating Mardis Gras. There’s nothing that screams celebration like colorful beads and good ole southern cooking.