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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. 

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

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

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

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

Louisiana Crawfish Aquaculture is largest by far in US

Posted by Karen Hales on May 11 2018

Rice paddys and crawfish farms go together like rice and étouffée

Agriculture is the practice of breeding, rearing, and harvesting fish, shellfish, plants, algae and other organisms in all types of water environments. On the East Coast, paddy fields and mangrove fields are converted into shrimp farms, while the West Coast, which protects mangrove fields, is more likely to convert idle plantations or paddy fields into shrimp producing fields.

The rice industry traveled south from the Carolinas to Louisiana with Acadian settlers. In Louisiana, rice paddys (an irrigated crop) are often converted to crawfish farms. (Photo by New York Times)

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Topics: Gulf Seafood, seafood, best crawfish in new orleans, crawfish season, boiled crawfish, louisiana crawfish, Wild Louisiana crawfish

Enjoy Louisiana Seafood for National Seafood Month

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Sep 29 2017

Gulf Seafood is best and freshest catch 

In Louisiana, we always have a reason for celebrating… so naturally we’re thrilled that October is National Seafood Month! Whether you love Gulf shrimp, oysters, Louisiana blue crabs, or fish like flounder, grouper, or catfish, this is the prime time to enjoy the best catch available. With so many options in your local grocery store or restaurant, why choose seafood this month?

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Topics: National Seafood Month, wild louisiana seafood, Louisiana seafood, seasonal seafood, eat local, Gulf Seafood, louisiana seafood industry

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: Louisiana seafood, louisiana seafood in season, national catfish month, Gulf Seafood, farmed seafood, domestic seafood

Why Seafood is Good for You

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jul 27 2017

Fish is complete source of protein, Omega 3s, essential minerals 

There are many reasons why seafood is good for you. Fish is a healthy lean protein option with very little saturated fat. Seafood is generally low in cholesterol and rich in vitamins and minerals including iodine, zinc, potassium, and vitamin B. There’s also this little-known fact: Fish is an appetite suppresant. Researchers have shown that eating fish stopped people feeling hungry sooner than other protein foods such as beef and chicken.

Current dietary guidelines encourage Americans to increase their seafood intake to twice per week, or at least eight ounces of a variety of seafood each week. With so many varieties of fish, mollusks and shellfish, seafood also is the most versatile protein available, and cooking with healthy seafood recipes has never been easier. Read on to learn why seafood is good for you.

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Topics: wild louisiana seafood, healthy seafood recipes, health benefits of seafood, Gulf Seafood, Louisiana seafood

Top 8 Viral Pics of Deanie's Louisiana Seafood

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jul 07 2017

Favorite Social media Photos of New Orleans Best Seafood

At Deanie’s Seafood, we’re proud to serve the freshest and best seafood in New Orleans, and posting fantastic photos of Louisiana seafood is something that we’re passionate about. On Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, we’ve enjoyed seeing viewers’ reactions and interactions with our posts and pictures. Some of our favorite fan photos have gone viral reaching tens of thousands of people! Check out these Top 8 Viral Deanie’s Seafood food photos, and find out how to order fresh Louisiana seafood shipped from Deanie's Seafood Market.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood, New Orleans best seafood restaurant, best seafood restaurant, eat local, Gulf Seafood, viral photos

Eat your Way through Crab and Shrimp Season this Summer

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jun 27 2017

Guide to Seafood in Season from Gulf Shrimp to Crabs 

Summertime is officially here in the Crescent City, and that means people are talking about two things: Hot and humid weather, and what seafood is in season! Being in such close proximity to the Gulf waters means that we’re eating a lot of gulf shrimp, blue crabs, and softshell crabs.  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, wild louisiana seafood, Gulf Seafood, eat local, what's in season, louisiana seafood in season, seasonal seafood, Gulf shrimp, shrimp season, what seafood is in season

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