My Kitchen * Mardi Gras

Planning on feeding a crowd for the big day ? Party like you are in New Orleans !

Mom Shrimp and Okra Gumbo

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 bell pepper/chopped
  • 4 T of oil
  • 4 T flour
  • 2 (10oz) package frozen okra
  • 2 lb cleamed Shrimp
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 1 can tomato
  • 1 can tomtao sauce
  • 2 gay leaves
  • 1 tsp thyme,red pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste.

Fry bacon and save grease to make roux. Add rest of ingredients and bring to boil. Turn down and simmer for 1 to 2 hours. Serve over white rice.

On the Drink Menu :

Traditional Hurricane Recipe

  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 2 oz. passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon grenadine
  • Garnish: orange slice and cherry

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cheery and an orange slice.

History of Pat O Brian drink :

O’Brien is reported to have invented the hurricane cocktail in the 1940s. The story of the drink’s origin holds that, due to difficulties importing scotch during World War II, liquor salesmen forced bar owners to buy up to 50 cases of their much-more-plentiful rum in order to secure a single case of good whiskey or scotch.The barmen at Pat O’Brien’s came up with an appealing recipe to reduce their bulging surplus of rum.

Check out Monday post for : (King Cake ) and Tuesday (Banana Foster) recipes to finish your meal. Lisa

2 thoughts on “My Kitchen * Mardi Gras

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