We went behind-the-scenes for the scoop on Jacques-Imo's signature dish.
Alligator in a cheesecake? Some people may hesitate about the combination. However, many locals in New Orleans can’t leave Jacques-Imo’s without biting into the Shrimp and Alligator Sausage Cheesecake.
Since Chef Jacques Leonardi created the recipe about 20 years ago, the restaurant’s signature dish has grown into a local favorite.
“We developed this recipe through numerous trials and errors,” Leonardi said.
Aside from the savory cheesecake, the Oak Street staple draws locals in with its funky atmosphere and mouth-watering comfort food.
Chef Jacques Leonardi talks about what inspired him to create his iconic dish and takes us into his kitchen to show how it’s done.