Corn appears to be on everyone’s mind after a viral video of a young boy talking about his love for corn went viral on the internet. To celebrate the vegetables, I’ve found a few restaurants in Shreveport that have corn-centric dishes to try.
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While most people head to this popular Mexican spot for tacos, Ki’ Mexico also has a popular appetizer called elote that shouldn’t be skipped. Corn on the cob is eaten with toppings of Mexican mayonnaise, Cotija cheese, chili powder and a touch of lemon.
Pair the elote with one of the many signature tacos like Silvestre, which has fries, mushrooms shredded with corn and kale on a corn tortilla, or the poblano, which has chicken mixed with poblano peppers, mushrooms, and corn on a flour tortilla.
And don’t miss the chance to watch Chef Elizar Mondragon compete for the Golden Fork at this year’s Louisiana Food Award.
Ki’ Mexico is located at 3839 Gilbert Dr. At Shreveport it is open Sun 10:30am – 3pm, Tues – Thurs 11am – 9pm and Fri – Sat 11am – 10pm
Copeland in New Orleans
One of Shreveport’s favorites is Copeland’s, and a permanent staple on the menu is corn and lobster chowder. This comfort food is packed with delicious lobster, fresh corn, and green onions in a sweet, creamy soup.
The dish is part of the soups and salads section and can be ordered as a full bowl or alongside one of their salads such as the shed with tomatoes, eggs, cheddar cheese, bacon, homemade croutons and your choice of sauce.
Copeland’s of New Orleans is located at 1665 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport and is open Sunday – Thursday
Being in Louisiana, it only makes sense to add a Southern staple, and Up for Brunch paired cheesy Southern grits with Cajun shrimp or catfish for the ultimate combination.
Choose either jumbo shrimp or catfish fillets to serve in our signature Cajun cream sauce over a steaming bowl of grits cheese. Complete the meal with a serving of two mini Belgian corn pancakes with warm honey butter.
Up For Brunch is located at 1520 Texas Ave. In Shreveport and open Friday through Monday 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Frank Louisiana Kitchen
This favorite seafood spot has plenty on its menu to get excited about, but when it comes to corn, you can’t skip the garnish of charred baby corn. This classic seafood side is developed with chives-poblano remoulide and hot Louisiana gastric sauce.
Order it to prepare you for other great dishes like the seafood crepe filled with scallops, shrimp and red fish in a delicious creamy fennel sauce or the shrimp Étoufée served over basmati rice with a side of Leidenheimer French bread.
And don’t miss the chance to watch Chef Sean Sullivan compete for the Golden Fork at this year’s Louisiana Food Award.
Meredith J. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter asmeredithgwhite, and email it to email@example.com.