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Making a Traditional Louisiana Crawfish Bisque

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 17 2019

A bisque is a rich, creamy soup of French origin based on a strained broth of crustaceans such as lobster, shrimp, crab and crawfish. Crawfish bisque is a unique and traditional Louisiana dish. Unlike a French bisque, which is cream based, a Louisiana crawfish bisque is a roux-based soup (flour and butter mixture) incorporating crawfish meat, sauteed green pepper, onions, celery and garlic, and crawfish heads stuffed with crawfish dressing.

Despite its long Louisiana history, only about a dozen restaurants in New Orleans still serve crawfish bisque, according to Tom Fitzmorris, food critic and longtime host of The Food Show on WWL Radio. Today, Deanie’s Seafood’s three locations offer crawfish bisque using Deanie’s Proprietor Mrs. Barbara Chifici’s personal recipe based off the traditional River Parishes version of this soup. The restaurants also serve seafood & okra gumbo, crawfish étouffée, and a variety of seafood-focused soups du jour. We’ll walk you through how to make a New Orleans crawfish bisque.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, New Orleans Recipes

Summer brings Gulf Shrimp Season!

Posted by Lindsay Adler on May 17 2018

DEANIE'S BAYOU SEAFOOD SALAD PERFECT FOR SUMMER

The warmer weather is upon us, which means that summer is rapidly approaching. We're used to our summer heat, plus we're excited because the start of shrimp season is almost here! We love 'em boiled, fried, barbecued or in soups and stews. Gulf shrimp are also absolutely fantastic as part of a crisp and refreshing salad. One of the most popular dishes at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants is our Bayou Seafood Salad. The dish makes the perfect light summer lunch, and it's easy to put together at home.

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

Holiday Recipes Bring Tradition and Create Memories

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Dec 15 2017

Avoid Cooking Disasters by ordering catered holiday meals

We’ve all been there. The build up to the huge family gathering at a table teeming with delicious holiday recipes—a masterfully carved turkey, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable casseroles, freshly baked rolls, two pies for dessert—where wine and conversation flow jovially. But sometimes, instead, the reality is a holiday disaster.

The too-dry turkey that halts all conversation as your guests’ tongues are stuck to the roofs of their mouths, the runny gravy, the bland dressing, the lumpy mashed potatoes.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Holidays, New Orleans Recipes

Fun and Fresh Holiday Recipes

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Dec 08 2017

Good Food and Health keep you balanced this season

Sometimes, getting ready for the holidays can feel like preparing to compete in the Olympics. There’s the constant running around, shopping for gifts, stressing about bills, worrying about hosting a big family gathering, and holiday decorating…not to mention remembering to feed your family (or yourself!) on a daily basis! How can a person get through it all?!

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Holidays, New Orleans Recipes

Enjoy New Orleans Thanksgiving Recipes this Season

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Nov 15 2017

TRY Louisiana holiday dishes like our Seafood stuffed MIrlitons

Christmas is a time to celebrate with friends and family, reflect on the year’s blessings, and honor culinary traditions by pulling out your New Orleans holiday recipes. No matter where you live, you can enjoy traditional holiday seafood recipes, and we're sharing our recipe for a classic Louisiana dish, Crab & Shrimp Stuffed MIrlitons, which is featured on Deanie's Holiday Take Home Menu.

We want to bring our time-honored traditions to your home this holiday season! 

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Topics: Holidays, New Orleans Recipes, Online Seafood Market

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: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, New Orleans Recipes, Seafood Health Benefits

Recipe for Wild Louisiana Shrimp

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jul 21 2017

Enjoy Shrimp Season and Eat Local  

For seafood lovers, there’s really nothing better than a fresh, perfectly prepared catch. From Gulf shrimp, to crabs, to flounder — enjoying Louisiana seafood is definitely a beloved part of the culture here.  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 shrimp at your local store, do you really know where it comes from?

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

Cooking at Home with Gulf Shrimp

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jun 16 2017

Easy Shrimp Recipes for Shrimp Season  

One of our favorite Louisiana seafoods in season during the summer months are deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp! Luckily we’re in the middle 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 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!

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, New Orleans Recipes

Louisiana Shrimp Recipe for Summer Rolls

Posted by Lindsay Adler on May 22 2017

Easy Shrimp Recipes highlight Gulf Shrimp in Season 

During the summer months, one of our favorite local seafoods to enjoy are deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp. With the 2017 Louisiana spring shrimp season opening just last week, they’re both readily available and at the peak of freshness and flavor. Look for the “Wild Louisiana Seafood” stamp to ensure you are experiencing the best-tasting wild-caught seafood in the world.

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

Top 5 Reasons to Eat Seafood

Posted by Lindsay Adler on May 03 2017

USE GULF SEAFOOD IN YOUR SEAFOOD RECIPES  

There are many reasons to eat more seafood, whether that is Louisiana Seafood or from your local waters. The USDA Guidelines recommend eating seafood at least twice a week, but only 1 in 10 of us actually do. From the health benefits of seafood, to the vast possibilities of seafood recipes, to supporting the sustainable seafood industry, you can’t go wrong in increasing your consumption.  Oh, and one more obvious reason… seafood is delicious!

Whether you’re a seafood lover or working on increasing your healthy eating habits, seafood’s versatilityfrom shellfish to finfish to shrimp and oystersmeans there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, New Orleans Recipes, Seafood Health Benefits

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