Louisiana crawfish accounts for 90 percent of the nation’s domestic crawfish and contributes more than $300 million in annual economic impact. Its annual yield of crawfish ranges from 120 to 150 million pounds, which is produced by the more than 1,000 crawfish farmers and 800 commercial fishermen who catch wild crawfish.
Crawfish lovers have even more reason to rejoice this spring—not only are we in the peak of crawfish season, with every weekend offering more chances to indulge, but April is officially Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month!
Deanie’s Seafood is proud to take part in this effort to recognize the importance of Louisiana crawfish to the state’s economy and culture.
April is Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, a recognition of Louisana crawfish’s importance to the economy and culture of the state. What used to be a local ritual has spread to backyards nationally, and Louisiana’s crawfish business is now a nearly half-a-billion-dollar-a-year industry.
Louisiana crawfish accounts for 90 percent of the nation’s domestic crawfish and contributes more than $300 million in annual economic impact.
It’s crawfish season in Louisiana, which means it’s time for the traditional crawfish boil. Besides being great to eat, Louisiana’s favorite crustacean and a staple of Southern cuisine, there are some impressive health benefits of crawfish. Low in calories, Louisiana Wild crawfish are a low-fat source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals, and they have nearly half the calories of roasted, skinless chicken breast.
Crawfish look like tiny lobsters and are typically between 3 inches and 6 inches long. Crawfish inhabit freshwater lakes and streams, and the presence of crawfish indicate that the waters they are in are relatively clean, since they rarely live in waters that are polluted.
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7th-annual festival celebrates Louisiana crawfish season
A family friendly seafood festival celebrating Louisiana’s unique delicacy comes once again to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain just in time for Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month. The seventh-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival, presented by Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants, takes place 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sun., April 17 at Deanie's Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Admission is free. Information is available at Pinchapalooza.com.
This year’s Pinch A Palooza features seven bands, the seventh-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest, crawfish races and games for the kids, an art market and Deanie’s crawfish specialties, including crawfish nachos, crawfish balls, fried crawfish tails, and thousands of pounds of fresh boiled Louisiana Crawfish served with corn and potatoes.
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Pinch A Palooza 2015 will be first ever ‘Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month’ celebration
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market are excited to announce and celebrate the first ever “Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month” during the sixth-annual annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest on Sun. April 19 at Deanie’s in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Deanie’s worked with State Rep. Nick Lorusso, R-New Orleans, to bring about this resolution recognizing an important Louisiana commodity and cultural tradition.