When the parades stop rolling and the king cakes stop baking, it can only mean one thing; Lent has arrived. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting for 40 days, lent is a time of prayer and fasting for many until Easter. This is a way of life during this time of the year in south Louisiana, and it brings with it a change of plans when it comes to meals. This year there is a new option when it comes to dining over the next 40 days. BRQ Seafood and Barbeque, with an emphasis on the seafood.
Each Friday during lent poses a responsibility to not eat meat. Luckily the chefs at BRQ know as much about seafood as they do about their signature competition-style barbeque. With menu items ranging from appetizers to salads to entrees to sandwiches, there is something fresh and new waiting for you this Lenten season.
Shrimp and Crab Sensation Salad
Something light and healthy the shrimp and crab sensation salad comes complete with mixed greens, tomato, avocado, and parmesan.
Something new on the salad menu is the oyster salad. Mixed greens, cornmeal dust, fried oysters, chopped egg, tomato, cucumber, parmesan, and maison dressing all make this salad a great option for lunch or dinner during lent.
BRQ’s crab cakes go perfect with a smoked mango salad.
With grilled artichoke, roasted peppadew aioli, and a tin roof glaze you can satisfy your BBQ craving with this adventurous entrée.
BRQ’s farm to table procurement means that the freshest gulf fish is prepared and served with cauliflower, French green beans, tomato confit, and citrus wine butter sauce.
Thin Fried Catfish
A Louisiana staple, the thin fried catfish is perfect year round, but becomes especially popular after Mardi Gras. BRQ’s housemade tartar sauce and hand cut fries complete the meal.
With a pineapple habanero glaze, and grilled broccoli, the BBQ salmon at BRQ is new twist on a popular fish.
If you’re looking for something new during Lent around Baton Rouge this year, visit BRQ.