Red Fish Grill
115 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
L- Daily: 11am-3pm; D-Daily: 5pm-10pm (Sat til 11pm)
This is one of the Ralph Brennan restaurants and the only one in the French Quarter. The restaurant caters mostly to visitors and the look is old world seafood eclectic. As in all the Ralph Brennan restaurants, their service is spot-on and their Gumbo is special.
They serve a Louisiana Alligator and Seafood Gumbo in an oversized cup for $8.00. I’m starting to have a problem with my search for the best Louisiana Gumbo. It’s a good problem though. I’m finding more and more great Louisiana Gumbos than average Louisiana Gumbos.
Here’s their recipe. It’s a dark roux gumbo with fresh herbs. The serving temperature was perfect, including the rice. This rice even tasted good. There was plenty of big chunks of alligator sausage and plenty of medium shrimp with a small amount of crab meat. It was a little on the salty side, but not to the point of ruining it. The seasoning level in their gumbo was right on the money and the alligator sausage gave off another seasoning level. Both lead to a great after burn. Now, the gumbo has okra in it, but it did not create a slime like other gumbos have.
If you want to enjoy this in the privacy of your own home, or someone else’s, here is the actual recipe: Red Fish Grill Alligator and Seafood Gumbo.
Red Fish Grill's Alligator Sausage and Seafood Gumbo
Croux says “I’ll give it a 4 Spoon Rating”
Serving Temperature: Excellent
*Read my Gumbo Rating System*
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