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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, 2019

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, 2019

Learn about Crawfish Health Benefits during Crawfish Season

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 20 2019

The Other Pink Meat - Crawfish is Gluten Free, Keto-Friendly, Low Carb


Enjoying a traditional crawfish boil can be an excellent way to eat healthy during crawfish season. Louisiana’s favorite crustacean is not only a staple of Southern cuisine, but also a low-fat source of protein. Among crawfish health benefits are the high amount of essential vitamins and minerals, and their low calorie count. The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommends eating more seafood as part of a healthy diet, and Louisianans enjoy an abundance of some of the tastiest, spiciest seafood during crawfish boil season!

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, 2019

Enjoy the Health Benefits of Oysters

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 12 2019

Gulf Oysters account for 70% of domestic oyster harvest

There are plenty of nutritious sides to this seafood item available year-round including essential minerals and vitamins. USDA Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat more seafood to support health and nutrition. Add oysters to your regular diet, and you’ll benefit from their nutritional value. 

Luckily, we are located in the heart of oyster country. Of over 150 varieties of the high-protein mollusks harvested and sold in North America, 70% of oysters caught in the United States are from the Gulf Coast.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Oysters, Seafood Health Benefits, 2019

USDA Dietary Guidelines Recommend Seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 13 2018

Dietary Guidelines show that seafood leads to a healthy diet

Now that you’re almost done with the holiday season, or “Season of Indulgence,” it’s a good time to consider resolutions to start off a healthier new year. Incorporating seafood into your diet is a great way to slim down and add important nutrients and healthy fats into your diet.

The USDA’s Dietary guidelines recommend that Americans eat at least eight ounces of seafood per week; however, currently, only one in 10 Americans eat seafood at least twice a week. 

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

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

Celebrate National Seafood Month with Louisiana seafood

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 02 2018

October is National Seafood Month, best for Gulf shrimp, oysters, crab

For those looking for the best time of year to enjoy delicious domestic seafood, National Seafood Month officially takes place during October. Congress made this distinction 30 years ago to recognize one of America’s oldest industries.

If you are planning to enjoy some of the best seafood from restaurants and markets this month, make sure  you are getting the best quality.

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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood in Season

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 Seafood, Louisiana Blue Crab, Seafood Health Benefits

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

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

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