Stuffed Shrimp In Phyllo @ Maple Street Cafe
Big, peeled, butterflied shrimp, broiled to near-sizzling and served with a butter sauce–that’s a familiar appetizer on menus around town. Some of those involve some kind of stuffing. The version they do at this pleasant little café in the Maple Street commercial district is the best I’ve had. The crabmeat stuffing is light and moist, and kept that way by being wrapped with a few layers of phyllo–the flaky pastry widely used in Middle Eastern cooking. The creamy-looking lemon butter finishes off a very good dish. Match a few of those up with the restaurant’s excellent oysters amandine and eggplant cakes with crabmeat, and you have a unique and different seafood platter for an entree.
Maple Street Cafe. Riverbend: 7623 Maple. 504-314-9003.
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