January, 2012. Good Eats in Louisiana

Posted on January 8, 2012


We’re Eating Well

Just in case you’ve been worried, we’re eating well here in Louisiana.

But today we’re having Yankee chicken – nice and bland.  Our guts need a rest.

Half the fun of traveling is eating what the locals eat, and we’ve been doing just that.

Seafood gumbo at The Palace Café in Opelousas. The gumbo here was just the way we like it – deep brown roux, no tomatoes, lots of seafood – crab, crawfish and shrimp. A bit of spice, just nice.

Beignets in Breaux Bridge. The Beignets were much like Panini Pete’s in Fairhope, Alabama – a little denser so they were a bit like a very light donut hole. Very good, but…well, there’s nothing like Pete’s beignets.

Pork Boudin balls from Romero’s in Carencro.  Boudin balls – that’s ground pork, ground pork liver, seasonings and rice.  Shaped into balls, or stuffed into casings (just ask for a link), it is g-o-o-o-o-d any old time. Spicy, but not too much.  Until later.  Then too much.

Crawfish Bisque, Seafood Gumbo and Crawfish Boudin balls at Prejean’s in Carencro.  Unlike other bisques we’ve had, this one had a brown roux base as did the gumbo, and no tomatoes.  Lots of seafood in the gumbo, lots of crawfish meat in the balls.  Spicy, spicy, but oh, so good.

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