Fleur-De-Lis Shrimp @ Drago’s
A dish of relatively recent vintage (perhaps inspired by a similar concoction from Bonefish Grill), these are good-size shrimp fried without a batter. They’re then tossed in a spicy aioli to coat them, and then in crushed, toasted peanuts, which stick to the aioli-covered shrimp. This is an irresistible combination of flavors, and a great nibble with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Beware having too many on the table. You can’t stop eating them, and they can fill you up.
Drago’s. CBD: 2 Poydras. 504-584-3911. ||Metairie: 3232 N Arnoult Rd. 504-888-9254.
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