Seafood season: Blackened Redfish recipe from NOLA Steak

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - Seafood season is upon us, which means many people are looking for their seafood fix. NOLA Steak at Boomtown Casino on the West Bank in Harvey is one restaurant serving up some delicious seafood dishes on the menu.

Executive chef Louis Brown II shares the recipe and tips for making one of his favorite fish dishes: Blackened Redfish. The Blackened Redfish is served over a bed of mashed garlic red potatoes, comes with a side of corn maque choux and topped with a grilled lemon.

Along with a menu full of delicious dishes, NOLA Steak at Boomtown Casino is launching a schedule of live music. The restaurant also offers Sunday brunch and happy hour specials that include half-priced appetizers and drink specials.

Hours of operation are Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To see the full menu or to make a reservation, visit the website.

Blackened Redfish with Corn Maque Choux, Garlic Red Potatoes


  • 7-9oz Redfish Fillet
  • ½ Tablespoon Blackened Seasoning
  • ½ Cup Butter

Melt butter in a cast iron skillet. Place ¼ tablespoon of blackened seasoning on each side of the fish. Place fish in skillet and sauté for two minutes on each side. Place on a plate to let drain.

Maque Choux

  • 1/2lb Chopped Smoked Sausage
  • 2oz Yellow Onion
  • 2oz Diced Celery
  • 2oz Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • 2oz Diced Red Bell Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Granulated Onion
  • ½ Cup Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon Seafood Base or Stock
  • 1 Cup Whole Kernal Corn
  • 8oz Water
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

Combine all ingredients and cook until all are incorporated.

Garlic Red Potatoes

  • 2lbs B Red Potatoes Boiled
  • 8oz Salted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Crab Boil
  • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
  • ½ Tablespoon Kosher Salt

Combine all ingredients and use a masher to mash them all together. Be careful not to over-mash the potatoes.

Created in partnership with Nola Steak at Boomtown Casino