For the past few years, I’ve looked at the calendar the night before Mardi Gras and swore that the next year, I would remember to invite people over for a dinner party. This year we finally did.
Muffaletta Spread * Fried Peanuts * Pickled Okra
Raw Oysters * Grilled Oysters
Jambalaya (with andouille, chicken, and shrimp)
Bananas Foster * King Cake
(Who doesn’t want two desserts?)
This was a low-stress meal. The jambalaya comes together in under and hour and requires no fussing or fancy plating; I did the chopping ahead of time and started cooking while we drank cocktails and ate snacks. Our guests brought a ton of oysters and a pitcher of hurricanes.