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What to Look for in a Muffaletta - Tricky Fish

As a restaurant built on the inspirations of the gulf coast, tastes and influences of New Orleans permeate into the food we serve here at Tricky Fish. One New Orleans favorite that has quickly become a hit at Tricky Fish is the humble muffaletta. But what makes a muffaletta fabulous?


1.   The Bread


A great sandwich starts with the bread, and you can’t dismiss the perfection of muffaletta bread. It’s a round loaf that is flattened on top. The texture of a good muffaletta loaf will remind you a sponge: soft, fluffy insides with a firm exterior. At Tricky Fish, we use a fresh Gambino bun – straight from New Orleans for an authentic flavor every time.


2.   The Olive Spread


What separates a good muffaletta from a great muffaletta is the olive spread. Again, we love Gambino’s olive salad from New Orleans, because they use only the finest ingredients from around the world. Ripe, green olives sourced from Sicily and Spain, other vegetables sourced from fertile regions of California, and 100% extra virgin olive oil from Sicily are just a few of the ingredients that set their spread above the rest with a difference you can taste.


3.   The Fixins


Don’t skimp on the meats and cheeses! We love to load our Tricky Fish muffalettas up with high quality, aged provolone, cured hams, and salamis. The higher quality the meat, the better it will taste.


4.   The Prep Time


The best muffalettas are made at least 2 hours in advance, allowing the oils and flavors to seep into the dense bread. Trust us on this; it’s a little tip we learned from the founder of the original muffaletta, Central Grocery in New Orleans, LA.


In the mood for a mouthwatering muffaletta? Stop into Tricky Fish – located at CityLine in Richardson, Texas – today! We serve the best seafood in Richardson!

What to Order: The Best of Tricky Fish

As with any new restaurant, it’s hard to know what to order. The menu at Tricky Fish is chock full of entrees, starters, sandwiches, salads, and more to whet your whistle – but where do you begin?!


At Tricky Fish, we’re all about simplicity. So let’s make this simple for you. Here are some of our most popular dishes to get you started:


Starters: Kitchen Sink Gumbo


Tricky Fish brings you the tastes of the Gulf Coast, simply prepared with quality ingredients that make the flavors pop. A great example of this is our Kitchen Sink Gumbo: chicken, fish, shrimp, and Andouille sausage, all served over a bed of white rice.


Entrees: The Tricky Fish


If you’ve going to have an entrée with your namesake, it better be good! Our Tricky Fish plate is a combination of pan-seared, blackened tilapia, homemade Cajun dirty rice, and crawfish etouffee. It will put a hurtin’ on you!


Salad: D.G.S.


D.G.S. stands for Darn Good Salad – and that’s just what it is! Be sure to order this delicious salad, loaded with grilled chicken, dried cranberries, spiced pecans, bleu cheese, onion, and croutons, all layered on a bed of Spring greens.


Sandwiches: Muffaletta


You don’t have to go all the way to New Orleans for a quality muffaletta. We have the best muffaletta in Dallas with gourmet Gambino bun, olive spread that will knock your socks off, ham, salami, and provolone.


Sides: Mac N Cheese


Who doesn’t love this southern comfort food? Ours is made with delicious Tillamook cheddar cheese, for a rich, creamy finish.


Drinks: Toss Up!


This all depends on what you like! Tricky Fish stocks a full bar, loaded with premium spirits, sipping bourbons, wine, and craft beer. Pick your poison; we’ll hook you up!


Visit Tricky Fish today to try these mouthwatering southern dishes and more! We’re conveniently located in CityLine of Richardson, Texas.