Dish of the Day: Zea's duck empanadas

Crispy, cheesy and savory duck empanadas are an affordable indulgence.

Zea Rotisserie and Grill's duck empanadas are not an ordinary appetizer.

The restaurant combines roast duck, heaps of cheese and onions and peppers in a folded pastry, then deep fries the pocket until it is light and flaky. The four empanadas are served with a squirt of sour cream on top and a zydeco dipping sauce that is both sweet and tangy. The appetizer is large enough as a meal for one or simple enough to share with the table. Find it on the menu for only $8.25.

Zea is located at 235 Doucet Road and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.