Sugar Free Food For Mardi Gras Party
1. Grilled Shrimp Remoulade
A non-customary and modernized rémoulade can be used to give your spice stuffed shrimp a tangy flavor. While rémoulade is prepared on the grill, generally under warm weather conditions, you can also opt for cooking the shrimp using a preheated broiler. The shrimp should be cooked on lightly sprayed broiler rack, which is kept at a distance of almost 4 inches from the heat so that they can be served warm to heat up your cold winter.
2. Louisiana Red Beans & Rice
This is a very simple and easy version of the traditional rice and red beans. The hazy goodness of this Mardi Gras party food comes from the ultra lean variant of Canadian bacon, topped by freshly ground chipotle pepper. The dish tastes better when used as a leftover, but it may turn thicker. So, you can add a little water and then heat the dish again to retain the proper texture.
3. Black-Eyed Pea & Artichoke Salad
This salad is free of sugar and a healthy choice as an appetizer. Choose frozen artichoke hearts to render a marvelous taste to this exotic dish, but in case the frozen variant is not available, you can use the canned version. Since the canned version uses sodium, you need to rinse them thoroughly under flowing cool water.
4. Southern Kale
A very tender recipe and a favorite in the South, it just melts in your mouth. The bold flavor of kale is enhanced by assertive garlic and the salted country ham used. The leafy greens present add to the health part of the dish. You can use kale alone or prepare the dish with a mixture of collards, mustard and turnips.
6. Butternut Squash, Carrot & Parsnip Ragoût
The original version of this dish contains lots of sugar. So to enjoy a sugar free version, you can opt for powdered brown sugar or use artificial sweeteners. Serve this with grilled salmon fillets or roasted chicken for an enticing treat.
7. Milk Punch
This is a variation of the traditional milk punch. Prepare a milk punch milkshake suing vanilla or caramel ice cream. Blend with bourbon and milk. Serve chilled milk punch milkshake in tall, transparent glasses with grated nutmeg.
Try the sugar free food for Mardi Gras party and leave your guests enchanted!
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