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Deanie's Offers Special Holiday Gift Card Promotion

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 12 2018

earn a $25 Gift Certificate with $100 Gift Card Purchase

Share a Taste of Deanie’s Seafood with Special Holiday Gift Card Promotion, available now through Dec. 31! Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market are offering a $25 gift certificate with the purchase of $100 in Deanie’s gift cards.

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Topics: Holidays, Louisiana Seafood

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

Hard Shell and Soft Shell Crabs

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 17 2018

Differences between hard shell crabs and soft shell crabs

Looking from the outside, it can be hard to believe that soft shell crabs are the same species as hard shell crabs. Soft shell crabs are in fact blue crabs that have shed their hardened exterior shell. Hard and soft shell crabs are cooked in very different ways causing them to be a part of a diverse range of dishes, due mostly to the difference in their outer shell.

We'll share the best ways to eat and prepare both hard shell and soft shell crabs.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood in Season, Louisiana Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood

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: Louisiana Blue Crab, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood

What is Oyster Season

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 18 2018

If oysters are available year-round, then what makes oyster season special?

The Oyster Season does not work in the way that most would expect of a seasonal delicacy. Oyster are available to be harvested and eaten during any month out of the year. However, it is commonly known that the best time to eat oysters is during the colder months as opposed to during the summer.

What makes the months of September through April Oyster Season?

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Topics: Gulf Oysters, Louisiana Seafood in Season, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood

Are Blue Crabs Healthy?

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 23 2018

Crabs are low in mercury, high in protein and essential minerals

Now that we are in peak crab season in the Gulf South, you may be wondering... are Louisiana Blue Crabs healthy? In recent years, people are becoming more health conscious and choosing to eat lighter foods. While most people immediately think of fish as the go-to protein alternative to meat, crab and other shellfish have many of the same healthy qualities as fish. 

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Topics: Louisiana Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood

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

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 Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood in Season, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood

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 Industry, Seafood Health Benefits, Gulf Shrimp, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood

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

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