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USDA Dietary Guidelines Recommend Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 13 2018

Dietary Guidelines show that seafood leads to a healthy diet

Now that you’re almost done with the holiday season, or “Season of Indulgence,” it’s a good time to consider resolutions to start off a healthier new year. Incorporating seafood into your diet is a great way to slim down and add important nutrients and healthy fats into your diet.

The USDA’s Dietary guidelines recommend that Americans eat at least eight ounces of seafood per week; however, currently, only one in 10 Americans eat seafood at least twice a week. 

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Serving Authentic Wild Louisiana Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 20 2018

Why we serve Certified Authentic Wild Louisiana Seafood

Louisiana is known for our delicious seafood, but where does it all come from? One way to be sure of the quality of your seafood dish is to check to see if the product you are buying or menu you’ve selected it from has the Authentic Louisiana Certified Wild Seafood Logo. Restaurants, grocers and seafood markets displaying this logo are guaranteed to have the best quality wild seafood Louisiana straight from the Gulf Coast.

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry

National Catfish Month: A Look into Farm raised Catfish

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 07 2018

Facts, highlights, history of farm raised catfish

Sandwiched between the Fourth of July and Labor Day is one of our favorite mouth-watering holidays, National Catfish Month, celebrated each year through the month of August.

"I am persuaded that catfish is the most Southern of all fish."
Craig Claiborne, NYT Food Critic

New York Times food critic and Mississippi native Craig Claiborne once said, “I am persuaded that catfish is the most Southern of all fish.” A staple in Southern kitchens, catfish became popular in restaurants across the country after the introduction of catfish aquaculture.

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry

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: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Your Guide to What's in Season!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Oct 27 2017

Enjoying Louisiana Seafood at its peak 

No matter what time of year, Louisiana Seafood is always in season! From the health benefits of seafood, to the easy accessibility of seafood recipes, to its versality in dishes, you can always find a reason to eat more seafood. Eating local means you’ll enjoy seafood at the peak of freshness. So why is it better to eat what’s in season?

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Oysters, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Best Gulf Fish to Eat right now is Flounder!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 01 2017

Enjoy Gulf Flounder Peak Season 

In Louisiana, we can enjoy local seafood pretty much any time during the year. Among the many types of fish in the Gulf of Mexico, such as grouper, redfish, snapper and tuna, grouper is a lean, moist fish with mild flavor, firm texture and large flakes. Gulf flounder are flatfish that are compressed laterally, and they spend much of their time lying on the bottom. Their two eyes look upward when swimming near the bottom, on their side. Peak season for Gulf Flounder is between July and November, the ideal time to enjoy them is right now, and they are one of the best gulf fish to eat.

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Online Seafood Market, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Eat Louisiana Catfish in August

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jul 28 2017

Catfish is Louisiana Seafood Best Catch 

August is National Catfish Month! The catfish is a staple of home cooks around Louisiana, and we can understand why.  It’s super affordable, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious whether broiled, pan seared, or especially fried. White, flaky, and tender, the catfish lends itself to a variety of different recipes, both decadent and healthy. This bottom-dwelling fish has whisker-like barbels around the mouth, hence the name. The catfish is king in terms of Louisiana seafood, and it’s a beloved catch celebrated in multiple regional festivals and menu items alike. But why should you eat Louisiana catfish this month?

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits

New Gulf Oyster Hatchery Opens in Louisiana

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Jul 24 2015

By Ed Lallo, Gulf Seafood Institute

As John Supan, the director of Louisiana’s Sea Grant Oyster Research Laboratory and oyster specialist for the LSU Agricultural Center, prepares for the first season of production at the state’s new $3 million oyster hatchery, he is focusing on water quality issues that have plagued the old Grand Isle site the past four years.

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Oysters, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Louisiana summer seafood: What’s in season?

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Jun 12 2015

It’s becoming more widely known and appreciated that food tastes best when it’s in season and buying domestically is important for a number of reasons. That goes for fruits, veggies and one of our biggest assets here in South Louisiana, Gulf seafood.

We are lucky to live in a region with one of the biggest sources of some of the best-tasting seafood in the world. Louisiana is one of the largest suppliers of seafood in the nation. The Gulf Coast produces 70 percent of the nation’s oysters, 69 percent of domestic shrimp, is a leading producer of domestic hard and soft-shell blue crabs and represents 20 percent of all domestic seafood consumed in the U.S. 

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Topics: Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Eating fish is healthy and easy in the Gulf Region

Posted by Maggie Robert on Sep 23 2014

In recent years, people have become more conscious of healthy eating and want to eat lighter foods. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times per week. This means two servings of 3.5 ounces of cooked fish or about ¾ cup of flaked fish.

Fish is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids and it’s usually low in saturated fat. Eating fish is believed to reduce the risk of dying of heart disease, and a recent study found eating baked or broiled fish weekly boosts brain health.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's in the French Quarter, Domestic Fish, Louisiana Seafood, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Seafood Health Benefits

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