Skip to content

Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Crawfish Potato Salad


1 cup Mayonnaise
¾ cup Sour cream
1 Tbsp Yellow mustard
¾ cup Creole mustard
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp White vinegar
1 tsp. Creole Seasoning
1 tsp. Hot Sauce
½ cup Parsley, chopped
1 recipe Cajun Boiled potatoes (see recipe below)
1½ cups Bell peppers, small dice
1 cup Red onion, small dice
1 cup Celery, small dice
1 lb Crawfish tail meat, cooked, drained

Cajun Boiled Potatoes
6 cups Red new potatoes, large dice (quartered), skin on
2 Tbsp Crab boil (powder form)
1 tsp. Salt
3 quarts Water



Combine the first 9 ingredients and mix well to form the potato salad dressing. Add cooked potatoes and the remaining ingredients and mix well. Yield: two quarts

Cajun Boiled Potatoes
Place potatoes, crab boil and salt in the water and simmer on a low heat until potatoes are tender. Drain and allow the potatoes to cool.


Recent Recipes

Cinnamon Cream Syrup

This pairs perfectly with Sweet Potato Pancakes. It may be better than the pancakes themselves (and they’re great). But try this recipe on regular pancakes, waffles, and French toast.

Read more

Sweet Potato Pancakes

I ate my first sweet potato pancake during my only visit to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. My family, along with another couple and their young children rented a cabin in the mountains during spring break. I woke every morning and headed into town for breakfast. I would imagine Gatlinburg has more pancake houses per capita than any place on the planet. My problem is that I never found a good-tasting pancake until I happened across sweet potato pancakes at one of the pancake houses. We serve a version of this recipe at The Midtowner. The Cinnamon Cream Syrup is a must.

Read more

RSJ’s Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Dip

The smoked tuna dip at Harbor docks is, by far, the best in the area. Actually, it’s the best I have ever tasted. Over the years I have taken a few stabs at recreating a Harbor Dock’s version, but always come up short. After several failed attempts, and facing a cookbook deadline, I finally worked up a recipe for smoked crab dip, which is excellent, though my wife still prefers Harbor Docks smoked tuna dip.

Read more