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Friday, August 9, 2013

"Month of Salads" Post III: Roberto's Cajun Crawfish Salad

Roberto's Cajun Crawfish Salad
Roberto's River Road Restaurant is an extremely popular just-outside-of-Baton-Rouge joint that certainly delivers both the atmosphere and quality of cuisine that we come to expect in south Louisiana. Technically located in Sunshine, the old building has a great view of the Mighty Mississippi's grassy levee and a charm that is difficult to find inside Baton Rouge proper. I got a tip through a status on my Facebook page to check out Roberto's for a salad. Specifically, a fried crawfish salad with all the accoutrements that come with it. Hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, black olives, and banana peppers filled the bowl atop a bed of spinach. Then came the fun part. A quarter pound of fried Louisiana crawfish tails and some shredded cheddar adorned the bowl with a spicy ginger and garlic dressing that had just enough sweetness to tie everything together. Some of my tips told me to get a crawfish salad with the sensation dressing, which maybe I'll have to do sometime, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to give the Cajun Crawfish Salad a try. It lived up to expectations too. How could it not with that much fried crawfish on top, right? All of the other flavors and fresh ingredients worked as well though, so the salad really did hold true to a salad and not just a mound of fried seafood. Give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Oh, and joining me for lunch was Mr. Lee Feinswog of Sports225 who posted this Tweet. Look for some collaborations coming soon! Now where to for my next salad?