Soulard continues Mardi Gras celebration with cook-off

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Mardi Gras is quickly become a widely celebrated Cajun holiday in St. Louis and one of the major elements of a New Orleans style celebration is food.

As part of the St. Louis Mardi Gras celebration, a Cajun Cook-Off will take place on Soulard tomorrow, February 11. There wil be 10 amateur chefs competing in the cook-off for local bragging rights and visitors will be able to taste some traditional Cajun cuisine, listen to music and of course, dance.

Host of the event and Food Network Master Chef Jay Ducote joins us this morning for more on the Cruzan Cajun Cook-off in Soulard.

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To view Chef Jay Ducote’s Blackened Shrimp and Grits recipe, click here.

Cruzan Cajun Cook-Off
Party Center Tent in Soulard Market Park
9th and Lafayette
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tomorrow
$35 in advance or $45 at the door

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