Happy Mardi Gras, and let the good times (and local food) roll! Fat Tuesday might be all about indulgence, but we prefer our indulgence with wholesome local fruits and veggies! Kick it up a notch this week with some Cajun-inspired recipes in honor of Mardi Gras.
Meal 1: An awesome way to get a lot of greens in is by sauteeing them– when you cook greens, they reduce! This week I’ll make Southern-style Spicy Greens and Sausage using Rapini Greens, Kale, and Applegate chicken sausage! Adjust the recipe to fit your tastes, but don’t forget the hot sauce!
Meal 2: I have an idea for a sliiightly healthier twist on a New Orleans Po’Boy. First, I’ll make Cajun Shrimp a la Orange (squeezing my fresh local oranges myself, of course!) and serve it on a bed of sliced lettuce. I’ll get some local Empire Baking Co. baguette for that classic Po’Boy feel. For a side, choose Cajun-spiced Sweet Potato fries or these delicious-looking Cajun Glazed Mushrooms.