Saw an ad masquerading as an article for a new Cajun Boil 0lace in the city… But when I did, I noticed a similar recent restaurant closer here in Metuchen called Nauti Cajan Crab. Being from the south, and my wife from New Orleans, we are always up for Cajun and Creole cooking…
So we went…the next day even… And it was quite worth it. We were very pleased with the service, the atmosphere, and the food.
We started with a full set of appetizers including the Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos. The shrimp was perfectly cooked and Bang Sauce was nice and spicy. But it was not overpowering and made the entire taco work by allowing the shrimp to shine.
We also had the wings… Honey BBQ was recommended by the waiter and he was spot on. Crispy but not crunchy which is the way I like it. They were coated completely in sauce, but again not over dressed. Super wonderful. Some of the best I have had lately.
And finally, as an appetizer / side dish, a plate of Garlic Pasta. Wow. How they made a creamy garlic sauce that just meshed into the pasta in a delightful manner I will never know. The pasta was cooked right were it needed to be and it was a perfect foil to the ultimate boil bucket…
We started with the Sea Lovers Bucket… Their menu says it best
This combo is for 2 people. You get 1 cluster of Dungeness and 1 cluster of Snow crab legs. Our popular garlic noodles, 1 appetizer, 2 choices of (shrimp, clam, crawfish or mussels). 2 Lemonade, and 2 corns and 2 potatoes
We were able to slide our wings and noodles right in… Stunningly easy… Then we chose shrimp and Crawfish in their Nauti Cajun sauce and they sub’ed in the wife’s Diet Coke. And then we added King Crab legs in Galice Butter and Andouille Sausage.
We took the offer of both gloves and bibs… And went to town. Damn fine stuff… All cooked correctly, spiced at medium it was more than hot enough to enjoy the slow burn without being too much for the seafood.
All in all. Deliciously succelent. Definitely a keeper… Very authentic and very GOOD… 4.8 on my scale… 5 if it was free… Lol…