I bet most Walmart frozen food sections don't include these items......
Boudin balls, Shrimp or Crawfish Étouffée or Fettucine and Gumbo.
**The nurse at the wound care place says this is the best place for Bouudin Balls......HERE.
And if you want your own raw ingredients to cook go to Bergeron's for your boudin and Cajun meats....HERE or at their other locations across the river.
Mardi Gras isn't just a day, it's a season......
Here's the string of beads I got on my birthday from the hardware store that's Mardi Gras Central in these parts......
For those who asked, a proper King Cake is more pastry than cake. It's a filled oval pastry or Danish(fillings vary but most have cream cheese and cinnamon at least),topped with icing and colored sugar. If you like sweets(Kim, you listening?)you will gain 50 pounds eating here during the Mardi Gras Season. lolz
You can get a very good King Cake shipped from where we bought ours. They are expensive and cost about the same to 2 day air it to you as you pay for the cake. Their website is HERE.
Did I mention that they have drive-thru Daquiri stores here? You can get a King Cake Daquiri just in season however so get down here soon!
Another local pizza chain is called Johnny's Pizza House HERE. I have only ever had their Muffuletta sandwich, which is very good even though it's not served on proper muffuletta bread. They have a pizza called "Sweep the Kitchen" which has all kinds of toppings(the reference is to what a pizza kitchen looks like with bits and pieces on it at the end of the night...not a very appetizing picture if you ask me).
During Mardi Gras they run a Kajun Krewe "Sweep the Swamp" promotion and they send our flyers and coupons........
Here's what's on a Sweep the Swamp pizza--Shrimp, Crawfish, Taste of Crab, Cajun Spices, Andouille Sausage, Onions, Bell Peppers, Jalapenos and Mozzarella Cheese.
Umm, no thanks.
And the last odd thing(for now)is you can't find frozen ravioli very much down here. All we've been able to find is the Great Value brand at only ONE Walmart so far. Up in PA you could find at least 5 brands in any grocery store you walked into....Celentano, Rosina's, Buitoni, etc. Here? It's like nobody ever heard of ravioli. To busy eating étouffée and boudin I suppose.
Not gonna lie, my mind went straight to the gutter with that Boudin balls...lol. LA sounds like a great place with cake & drive through daiquiris. Just invite me down :) That pizza sounds good (if I ate seafood). Our pizzas in SA always have all kinds of toppings, so I'm used to (and prefer) loaded pizzas.ReplyDelete
Consider this your invite down!Delete
You are too funny, I am next door in Texas and I have not seen those things in my local store. When you come back to Texas we have plenty of ravioli available for your freezer!!ReplyDelete
TX and LA may adjoin but in some ways they are worlds away!Delete
King Cake is awful, too dry. But, I cannot remember the cream cheese. I am quite sure that the bakery where it came from was not schooled in King Cake. Everything you have mentioned so far is not something I would even try. I never buy frozen ravioli, but it is shocking that several varieties are not in the store freezer! Maybe you should shop in Texas.ReplyDelete
Shrimp and crawfish Étouffée, as well as gumbo, I have seen in stores along coastal Mississippi and Alabama, but not to the extent like it is in Louisiana. The first place I ever ate alligator was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as an appetizer. I see a good bit of whole frozen crawfish, (and of course frozen shrimp) in South Alabama. I also see it in large packages in Tuscaloosa’s Walmart and Publix. When I worked in Jackson, Mississippi in the 80’s folks would bring it up packed in ice and sell on side of road. I love a good crawfish boil! Suck da head and da tail!!!Geaux Tigahs!!! Cindy in the SouthReplyDelete
In season they still sell mudbugs on the side of the highway here. Y'all can keep them, I'd rather eat lobster! lolDelete
I consider crawfish aka mud it’s to be a poor man’s lobster…. Dat be me 😂
If you can find a good restaurant with gator tail it really is delicious. That is one thing I miss about SW Florida. Have fun trying some new food items.ReplyDelete
I've had gator twice before we moved here-once at a gator farm and once at the annual MudbugFest. It does taste like chicken. lol What I want to try is Conch.Delete
It does taste like chicken. Conch is good too.Delete
We made King Cake in culinary class... it was very dry for this Ohio chickReplyDelete
A real King Cake is the same dough used in Cinnamon Rolls and needs the icing on it to counteract the dryness of the roll/cake. lolDelete
Mmm cream cheese pastry King cake sounds tasty to me, but I don't think that I will pay $70 to have one shipped to me. I like shrimp gumbo, but not sure I want to try crawfish and what is a boudin ball (I'm almost afraid to google.)ReplyDelete
Every one of your local foodstuffs look delicious. Send some this way please.ReplyDelete