So, it should be no surprise the we celebrate Mardi Gras in my home! This past year I made red beans and rice, boudin balls and bread pudding. It was fantastic - but I'd rather have been in NOLA!
I used a wonderful Emeril recipe for the red beans - I'll make it again, any day of the week! Although, I was informed by a true Louisianian that red beans and rice are for Mondays, not just any day! It's a neat tradition actually... but the history behind that is another post! :)
Red Beans & Rice
Of course, I paired this with Abita! Although, the Mardi Gras Bock would have been more suitable.
I followed the recipe pretty closely, but I did not cook the sausage with the beans. We grilled the sausage on the pit and then sliced it and served it on top. Also, I garnished it with some sliced green onion and that added a good oomph!
Here is a view of our night :)