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Celebrating Farm-Raised Catfish Industry during National Catfish Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 14 2019

Deanie’s Offers Special Catfish Lunch Deal throughout August

August is National Catfish Month, and Deanie’s Seafood’s Restaurants are celebrating all month long with a catfish lunch special available at all three locations. We will be offering a half Po boy or Catfish Plate with a side for $8.99 through the month of August. The special is available during lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at all three restaurants.

Recognized as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans, Deanie’s Seafood is known for its classic fried catfish, a staple of our Deanie’s Giant Seafood Platter. Deanie’s Seafood has served high quality U.S. farm-raised catfish from Simmons Catfish in Yazoo City, Miss., for more than 30 years. 

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season

What Makes U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish Such a Great Catch

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 13 2019

Learn About High Quality Catfish

As Mark Twain once said, “The catfish is plenty good enough fish for anyone.” Farm-raised catfish is one of the most affordable, environmentally sustainable sources of high-quality protein available to American consumers today. U.S. farm-raised catfish has been one of the top 10 most-consumed seafoods in the United States for the past 20 years.

Catfish is by far the widest produced freshwater fish in the country, and farm-raised catfish is the largest aquaculture in the United States. Ninety-four percent of all U.S. farm-raised catfish is raised in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and catfish contributes about $4 billion per year to each of the state's economies.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season

August is National Catfish Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 02 2019

Farm-Raised Catfish is a Staple Among Seafood in Louisiana

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 since 1984. 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?

Farm-raised 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. A bottom-dwelling fish, catfish has whisker-like barbels around the mouth, hence the name.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, New Orleans Recipes, Seafood Health Benefits, Online Seafood Market, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Louisiana Locals Love Gulf Shrimp

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 23 2019

Deanie’s Tells the Tail of Four Types of Gulf Shrimp

Unlike other seafood, not all shrimp are created equal. There are almost as many different species of shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico as there are ways to cook shrimp. You can find brown, white, and pink shrimp in Louisiana waters for grilling, boiling, or frying and seabob shrimp, which is especially good for marinating. These species of shrimp —collectively known as "Gulf Shrimp’"—come almost exclusively from the Gulf of Mexico with 97 percent of domestic shrimp harvested in the United States coming from the Gulf.

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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Tips for Summer BBQ Season: Grilling the Perfect Shrimp

Posted by Karen Hales on Jul 03 2019

Add Gulf Shrimp for a Tasty, Healthy Twist to Your Summer Cookout

Push the burgers and ribs aside and make room for something special. We’re offering tips for summer BBQ Season, Deanie’s-style: Grilling the Perfect Shrimp. 

The Fourth of July marks the beginning of summer cookouts. This year, resolve to add a tasty, healthy twist that will wow your family and friends while showing off your culinary chops with a Louisiana flair. Fresh and nutritious Louisiana shrimp is available year-round; however, the special flavor of shrimp barbecued on your outdoor grill can only be enjoyed in the more temperate months.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Market, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Why Locals Love Local Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jun 21 2019

What makes Louisiana seafood so important to New Orleans


Anyone who has grown up in Louisiana can tell you that locals do not just love seafood, we love local seafood. Seafood has always been an important aspect of Louisiana's heritage, and it is commonly found on the table in local households. The abundance of high quality seafood in the area is a huge part of the fascination with New Orleans cuisine.

Not only do Louisiana locals care about where the seafood on their plate comes from, so do consumers nationally. According to Foodable, a restaurant and hospitality-focused digital network, "seafood consumption" has seen a 49.2% increase in online mentions year over year, and consumers want to know where their seafood is sourced.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Easy Gulf Shrimp Recipes for Summer

Posted by Karen Hales on May 30 2019

Easy Shrimp Recipes for Shrimp Season  

One of our Louisiana seafood favorites in season during the summer months is deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp! Luckily we’re at the beginning of shrimp season right now, so they’re both readily available and at the peak of freshness and flavor. Shrimp are easy to find at seafood markets, grocery stores, and by ordering from Deanie's market online. Perfect for your backyard summer barbecue party or Fourth of July celebration, these easy shrimp recipes are sure to please your friends and family all summer long!

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, New Orleans Recipes, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Expert Tips: How to Throw a Crawfish Boil

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 12 2019

In case you are thinking about having a spring crawfish boil, like we do here in New Orleans, we thought we’d ask the experts at Deanie’s Seafood Market for tips to be sure your boil is a success.

Louis Graff, a boiler at Deanie’s Seafood Market in Bucktown, is the perfect go-to person. Deanie’s Seafood Market sells thousands of pounds of boiled and live Louisiana crawfish this time of year. They also ship live and boiled crawfish throughout the United States from their online market, Shopdeanies.com.

Read on to find out how the locals do it.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood in Season

7 Things You Didn't Know About Crawfish

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 07 2019

Trivia tidbits about Louisiana’s favorite crustacean

If you live in New Orleans, or just about anywhere in the United States, you know that crawfish is an important commodity in Louisiana. But aside from how to peel and pinch them, what do you really know about crawfish? Whether you are getting ready to enjoy the Louisiana crawfish season or standing over a table piled high with crawfish at a neighborhood crawfish boil, consider testing your friends with these fun, little-known facts about our favorite crustacean.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Online Seafood Market, Louisiana Seafood in Season

It’s Crawfish Season at Deanie’s Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 22 2019

Enjoy best crawfish in New Orleans 

It's Mardi Gras season when we can start to enjoy the weather, get outside with friends, family, and neighbors, and celebrate life! One of our favorite ways to do that is with a crawfish boil, and thankfully the highly anticipated crawfish season in New Orleans has officially begun. Besides being absolutely delicious, there are so many reasons to eat crawfish.  They are low carb, nutritious, low fat and even Keto-friendly, plus they are an important commodity for Louisiana's seafood industry.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Market, Deanie's in Bucktown, Louisiana Seafood in Season

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