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Cooking with Louisiana Blue Crab

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 20 2018

Louisiana vs Maryland crab recipes

It’s the peak of crab season, which means the crabs are plentiful and delicious! The difference between crabs found in Louisiana vs. crabs found in Maryland? Not a whole lot in terms of the species, although Easterners might argue that the crabs caught off the coast taste better than the ones from Gulf waters… and Southerners might feel the opposite.

Gulf coast male crabs are 16% heavier than Atlantic Coast crabs, and Gulf Coast female crabs are 20% heavier. Sometimes in the off season in Maryland, a mixture of crabs are served in restaurants, from Maryland but also Louisiana and the Carolinas, and most people probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Folks in Louisiana tend to boil their crabs (and other seafood) with local seasonings, while Marylanders like to steam their crabs and top with plenty of Old Bay seasoning.

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Topics: Gulf Seafood, seafood recipes, Louisiana blue crab, crab season, blue crabs

Louisiana Crab Season kicks off

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 01 2018

WE COULD EAT BLUE CRABS ALL DAY

At Deanie's Seafood restaurants, the four seasons have always been Shrimp, Crab, Oyster and Crawfish. Although crawfish season is over, summer has been great for shrimp and crab. In the past several weeks Deanie's has been getting some beautiful fresh Louisiana blue crab, and we couldn’t be more excited about the start of Gulf crab season!

Revered for their delicate, sweet flavor and cooking versatility, Louisiana blue crabs have become a standard of fine dining and backyard boils alike. If you haven’t tried soft shell crab —Louisiana blue crab that have outgrown and shed their hard shell—you’re missing out!

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, sustainable seafood, Gulf Seafood, domestic seafood, wild louisiana seafood, seasonal seafood, Louisiana blue crab, crab season

Get Hooked on Fresh Domestic Seafood!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jul 27 2018

Cook with Gulf Shrimp and Louisiana Seafood

Enjoying seafood is definitely an important part of American culinary culture, from shrimp to crab to fish and everything in between. And rightly so. Not only is seafood plentiful and good for you, it’s absolutely delicious! At home seafood consumption is up, which means that more people are cooking seafood in their own kitchens. Neilsen reports that meal kits might have played a part in consumers’ increased seafood consumption and that 29% of users of meal kit services such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh say they eat more seafood with these delivery options. The amount of imported seafood being purchased by consumers in recent years has increased as well, however. When you pick up that shrimp at your local grocery store, whether fresh or frozen, are you really paying attention to where it comes from? 

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, sustainable seafood, Gulf Seafood, domestic seafood, shrimp recipes, wild louisiana seafood, seasonal seafood, shrimp season

Deanie's French Quarter is perfect space for holiday private parties

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jul 13 2018

Book now and enjoy free appetizer course or bar upgrade

It may be the season of BBQs and beach towels, but we’ve got cool winter weather and holiday parties on the mind. Christmas in July is a great reminder to start saving and begin looking for deals and making plans for the holidays.

It’s easier to get ready for the holiday season by getting a jump on it early. Whether you're planning a holiday office party, association meeting or celebration with family and friends, Deanie’s Seafood offers many options, including seated dinner, buffet and cocktail reception menus for private parties in the French Quarter plus a full catering menu for off-site events.

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Topics: holiday parties, private party, holiday office party, french quarter private party venue, christmas office party, new orleans private party venues

Guide to Summer Seafood in Season

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jun 27 2018

GULF SHRIMP, CRAB, AND MORE IN PEAK SEASON 

We don’t mind the heat and humidity of summer in New Orleans, because it’s one of our favorite seafood seasons of the year! Living near Gulf waters means that we’re able to indulge in the best-tasting shrimp, blue crabs, and fish available. Crab and shrimp season are in full swing, and eating local seafood in season means you’ll enjoy it at the peak of freshness.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, Gulf Seafood, Gulf shrimp, eat local, wild louisiana seafood, louisiana seafood in season, what's in season, seasonal seafood, shrimp season, what seafood is in season

Summer brings Gulf Shrimp Season!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on May 17 2018

DEANIE'S BAYOU SEAFOOD SALAD PERFECT FOR SUMMER

The warmer weather is upon us, which means that summer is rapidly approaching. We're used to our summer heat, plus we're excited because the start of shrimp season is almost here! We love 'em boiled, fried, barbecued or in soups and stews. Gulf shrimp are also absolutely fantastic as part of a crisp and refreshing salad. One of the most popular dishes at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants is our Bayou Seafood Salad. The dish makes the perfect light summer lunch, and it's easy to put together at home.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, Shrimp, Gulf shrimp, shrimp recipes, wild louisiana seafood, shrimp season

Crawfish is king at Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 13 2018

Best Crawfish in New Orleans at Deanie's 

Crawfish season is in full swing, and Pinch A Palooza on April 22 (noon to 8pm) will celebrate all things crawfish! Our dishes are carefully crafted from scratch using the freshest ingredients and authentic family recipes. You can try a variety of dishes at Pinch A Palooza Festival from crawfish nachos, crawfish balls, fried crawfish tails and crawfish étouffée to crawfish bisque and crawfish bread. And did we mention that we’ll have over 5,000 pounds of delicious boiled crawfish plus traditional sides like corn and potatoes? A selection of non-seafood items will also be available for purchase, and you can wash it all down with ice cold beer on tap or other specialty frozen drinks. You can also test your competitive eating skills during our Crawfish Eating Contests for kids and adults.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, Louisiana crawfish festival, New Orleans festivals, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival, best crawfish in new orleans

Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Festival features free live music

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Apr 10 2018

Best of local talent take the stage 

Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Month during the peak of New Orleans music festival season, Deanie's Seafood will host its 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, a free crawfish festival celebrating Louisiana music and crawfish, the perfect tune-up for those going to Jazz Fest.  

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Topics: crawfish season, New Orleans music festival, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival, best crawfish in new orleans

Pinch A Palooza: A family-friendly festival in Bucktown

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 30 2018

Crawfish Races, Kids Crawfish eating contest & Family fun

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant each year delivers an outdoor festival providing free family fun with a focus on Louisiana’s favorite pasttime, the neighborhood crawfish boil. Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave. in Metairie. With family-friendly entertainment from bands like Vince Vance & The Valiants and Cowboy Mouth, a fun dance performance by the 610 Stompers, and tons of boiled crawfish and Deanie’s crawfish specialties, Pinch A Palooza is a great family outing on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

The festival features live entertainment, a crawfish eating contest for adults and children, and a host of fun activities for kids. Better yet, admission and fest activities are free.

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Topics: kid friendly, New Orleans festival season, louisiana crawfish, crawfish festival, free crawfish festival

Crawfish Season Prices Drop

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 16 2018

Time is now for best crawfish in New Orleans 

The long awaited and highly anticipated crawfish season is here! Many mudbug lovers in Louisiana counted down the days until they could find crawfish, but an unpredictable period of cold weather delayed the start of the crawfish season, which affected both restaurants, seafood markets, and consumers who couldn’t wait to get their crawfish fix.

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Topics: crawfish, crawfish season, best place to eat boiled crawfish, crawfish boil, deanies seafood bucktown, best crawfish in new orleans, crawfish prices

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