Restaurants in Baton Rouge offer fasting specialties

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Several restaurants in Baton Rouge serve delicious, unique Lenten specialties. Menus offer more than just fish, and some locations are planning to cook scallops, soft-shell crabs, vegetarian options, and more.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent – the 40-day period of fasting and prayer. This year it runs from Wednesday 22nd February to Thursday 6th April. Meats such as chicken, beef and pork are not eaten on Fridays.

There’s no shortage of seafood recipes in Louisiana, especially when crawfish season is in full swing. But if you’re in the mood for a more sophisticated meal on a Friday night, these restaurants could be for you.

Coastal Kitchen by Beausoleil

Regular menu offerings at this restaurant swim with seafood, and it has released a Lent-only menu:

  • Shrimp Mazzo Ball Soup
  • Satsuma and scallop crudo
  • Fried Softshell Crab
  • Charred Octopus Aquapazza
  • Halibut with Thai Bourbon Glaze
  • Verlasso Salmon
  • Quinoa paella
  • Whole Roasted Bronzino
  • Local Fish En Papillote

Where: 7731 Jefferson Highway

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City Pork Brasserie

This upscale BBQ restaurant offers:

  • Crab Cake Bites
  • Fried Shrimp & Crab Dumplings
  • Blackened Fish
  • Fried tuna
  • Linguine with prawns and smoked crayfish

Where: 7327 Jefferson Highway

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Proverbial wine bistro

This Lenten season, this bistro in Baton Rouge is offering:

  • Lobster Soup
  • Seafood Lasagna

Where: 9659 Antioch Road

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Rouj Creole

Lents in Rouj Creole include:

  • salmon mousse
  • Fried scallops
  • Softshell slider
  • Spicy Shrimp Meatballs
  • Trout Meuniere
  • Cooking Viet Cajun Seafood

Where: 7601 Bluebonnet Blvd

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Serop’s cafe

This local Greek and Lebanese restaurant offers a full menu of fasting specialties:

  • Kibbeh with shrimp and crayfish
  • Flounder Terrebonne
  • Tilapia Lafitte
  • Seafood Pita Wrap
  • crab salad
  • Aubergine royale
  • And more

Where: 7474 Corporate Blvd

Outstanding grill

This popular Mexican restaurant in Baton Rouge offers the following during Lent:

  • Seafood enchiladas
  • Crab Cake Enchiladas
  • Fast Grilled Avocados
  • Seven layer camaron salad
  • Yucatan Lime Soup
  • And more

Where: 5435 Government Street

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More Fast Meal Places in Baton Rouge

For the fish hungry there are many restaurants in the area. Here are the top 10 seafood restaurants in Baton Rouge, according to TripAdvisor:

  1. Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant
  2. Parrain’s Fish Restaurant
  3. Mansurs on the boulevard
  4. Acme Oyster House
  5. Sammy’s Grill Highland
  6. Southern Pearl Oyster House
  7. Roux 61 Seafood & Grill
  8. Mike Anderson’s Seafood
  9. Jubans
  10. Tony’s Seafood

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Brian Ashcraft

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