If you know anything about Louisiana history, you will know that we have had some interesting governors over the past many years. One of the most interesting was Huey Long, better known as The Kingfish. Here is a website that will give you a better insight to this legendary governor.
On April Fool’s Day 2013 (the perfect day to open a new restaurant), a new Kingfish made its debut in the French Quarter on the corner of Conti and Chartres Streets.
Kingfish has only one Louisiana Gumbo on its menu and it’s a fantastic one. They serve a Smoked Rabbit Gumbo. Here is what you will find. This is a dark roux gumbo with an excellent Gumboroma. It is filled with smoky pieces of rabbit, homemade smoked sausage and an excellent blend of spices that leaves you with a nice but smoky after burn. It also comes with dirty basmati rice. As always, I asked for the rice on the side and as you can see in the photo, there was plenty of it and it was almost a meal in itself. By the way, the term “dirty” in dirty rice doesn’t mean what you think it means. It’s a term we use here in Louisiana for white rice that is cooked with pork, seasoning, onion, celery and bell pepper. The gumbo and rice were served hot and the gumbo had a good spice level and got spicier as I got to the bottom of the bowl.
Kingfish's Smoked Rabbit Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 4 Spoon Rating”
Kingfish Kitchen & Cocktails
337 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Lunch and Dinner 7 days
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