We do that by using authentic rubs and spices direct from Louisiana plus recipes that we've perfected over many years. Just one bite and you'll think you're sitting smack dab in the middle of the French Quarter instead of lakeside at our waterfront restaurant & bar at the Lake of the Ozarks in the middle of Missouri! To show you what we mean, here are 10 of our most popular Cajun dishes that people can't seem to get enough.
Po Boy Sandwiches
You can't have a proper Cajun menu without a few Po Boys on it, and we have 4 of them! Choose either big, deep-fried Gulf oysters, hand-breaded Gulf shrimp, or fried or blackened catfish paired with our own homemade Cajun mayo, lettuce, and tomato on French bread. Last, but certainly not least, you can also choose smoked Cajun sausage with our homemade remoulade sauce, shredded lettuce, and tomato.
Crab Cake PastaThis dish has 2 delicious handmade shrimp and lump Blue crab cakes placed on a bed of fresh fettuccine. All of that is smothered in a spectacular seafood cream sauce.
Crawfish-N-Shrimp EtouffeeTwo favorite Cajun ingredients, crawfish and shrimp, are smothered in a rich, creamy etouffee sauce. This dish also contains savory Creole vegetables and is served with rice.
New Orleans MedleyWith this amazing menu item, we offer a plateful of 4 of our signature entrees! You get that creamy Crawfish Etouffee, rich Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, and a half link of our Andouille sausage. The many tastes of New Orleans summed up on one plate!
Big Easy ShrimpLarge Gulf shrimp are sauteed in butter, white wine, and garlic with lemon, rosemary, and our special Cajun seasonings. This tasty creation is available in both an appetizer and a dinner serving.
Shrimp-N-GritsLarge shrimp are sauteed along with Andouille sausage, smoked bacon, onions, and mushrooms and then served over a bed of our homemade Cheddar Cheese and Jalapeno Grits. Mmmm boy!
Smothered CatfishThis takes that amazing crawfish etouffee mentioned earlier to a whole new level by pouring it over a fried or blackened catfish filet and a bed of rice.
Plantation WrapGreat big Cajun flavor, all wrapped up into one neat hand-held package! We take a sun-dried tomato tortilla and fill it to the brim with Andouille sausage, Big Easy Shrimp, and red beans and rice to make this full-bodied wrap.
Creole QuesadillaStart your meal with this creative appetizer. We take a bountiful blend of Andouille sausage, crawfish, and shrimp, then add to it pepper jack cheese and sauteed peppers and onions inside a grilled tortilla.
This French Quarter favorite is the perfect way to end your meal, but if you'd prefer to begin your meal with it, go for it! (We include this tasty treat on our appetizer menu too!) Also known as Louisiana's doughnut, this perfectly deep-fried pastry is tossed in powdered sugar and served with our house-made sweet raspberry sauce.
Now that you've seen some of what our Cajun restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer, get on over here and taste it! Shorty Pants Lounge & Marina is open 7 days a week beginning at 11:00 am. The next time you get hungry (which happens every day!) head on over to see us. Your taste buds will be extremely glad that you did!
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