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!
Topics: Louisiana seafood, wild louisiana seafood, seasonal seafood, Gulf Seafood, domestic seafood, sustainable seafood, crab season, Louisiana blue crab
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?
Topics: Louisiana seafood, wild louisiana seafood, seasonal seafood, Gulf Seafood, domestic seafood, sustainable seafood, shrimp season, shrimp recipes
Where Ya't Readers vote Deanies #1 Seafood Restaurant among other awards
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants were recognized with three top honors in New Orleans Where Y’at Magazine’s “Best of the Big Easy 2018” Awards. Among the honors, Deanie’s ranked No.1 as Best Seafood Restaurant in New Orleans for the second-consecutive year; the fifth time it has been selected by Where Y’at readers among the top three seafood restaurants in New Orleans. Deanie’s also was chosen as the No. 2 Best Restaurant for Boiled Seafood in the annual readers' survey.
Topics: best seafood in new orleans, best seafood restaurant, Louisiana seafood, wild louisiana seafood, domestic seafood, eat local
Blue Crab Task Force Focuses on Sustainability
Revered for their delicate, sweet flavor and cooking versatility, delectable Louisiana blue crabs have become a standard of fine dining and backyard boils alike. Louisiana blue crab account for a quarter of all crabs harvested in the United States. In late spring and early summer, seafood lovers have the added pleasure of the availability of soft shell crab —Louisiana blue crab that have outgrown and shed their hard shell.
Topics: Louisiana blue crab, commercial crabbing, louisiana seafood industry, domestic seafood, blue crabs, Louisiana seafood
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?
Topics: Louisiana seafood, louisiana seafood in season, national catfish month, Gulf Seafood, farmed seafood, domestic seafood
The Global Effects of Eating Local
For seafood lovers, there’s really nothing better than a fresh, perfectly prepared catch. From crabs, to Gulf shrimp, to crawfish, to flounder — enjoying seafood is definitely a beloved part of the culture here in Louisiana. Consumers have a lot of options when they shop for seafood these days. You can pick up most anything from your neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, seafood market, or even online. But when you pick up that tuna or shrimp at your local store, do you really know where it comes from?
Topics: Louisiana seafood, sustainable seafood, Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood, sustainability, domestic seafood, imported seafood, seafood safety
In 2010, after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused 4.9 million barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, BP vowed to clean up the mess for which they were responsible.
Apart from removing oil from the Gulf, BP allotted money to be used for a PR campaign that would not only clean up their image but would clear up the idea that the Gulf’s seafood was tainted by the spill.
Six years and millions of dollars later, the Louisiana Seafood Board is still working to do just that.
Topics: Louisiana seafood, sustainable seafood, Shrimp, Gulf Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, sustainability, Gulf shrimp, domestic seafood, buy local