Just a smattering of the delicacies you can buy at Tony's Seafood.
It's all about ball.
The hot foods, including the boudin and boudin balls, are served
This place is impressive. Tony's Seafood is, essentially a
destination. In addition to a huge fish market (where they
have a tank of live catfish which they will skin
and prepare right in front of you) and hot foods deli, and store
selling all sorts of prepared seasonings and frozen specialty foods,
this place has a huge factory attached that produces the famous
Louisiana Fish Fry brand of dried seasoning blends for cooking,
gumbos, cobbler's, fish fry, and sooooooo much more. Worth a stop
5215 Plank Road, Baton Rouge, LA St. John
Street, Lafayette, LA 70805
Price: $3.29 lb.
Presentation: You'll get
your link at the hot food end of the store and they'll put it in
a Styrofoam container.
bit thick and rubbery.
Meat/Rice Ratio: More
rice than meat (though the ratio is pretty close to even).
Texture: Moist with
plenty of whole grains of rice, pieces of onion, and mashed
Overall Flavor: This
is a good link, but not a great link. The seasonings are
not complimentary and, while there is a lot of meat, id doesn't
have a meaty taste.
Comments: This place has it
all and is totally worth a stop when you're in Baton Rouge or
just passing through town. They do a huge lunch business,
a huge crawfish business, and a huge fresh fish business.
Check them out. And,
check out the assessment of their boudin ball below.
A close up shot of the interior of Tony's boudin.
They sell a huge number of these boudin balls, partly because
they're so tiny. They're about a quarter of the size of a
regular boudin ball . . . . and only about a 10th of the size of the
giant boudin ball at
Mike's Country Corner in Duson.
These are cross sections of the regular boudin ball (4 for $140)and
the seafood boudin ball. Neither was particularly good.
They're so small that the interior dries out and the thick coating
overpowers the boudin inside. C-