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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: Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Domestic Fish

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

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

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

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

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

Gulf Oysters are healthful, plentiful year round

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Jan 30 2018

Are raw oysters safe to eat? 

Right now is the best time to enjoy Gulf oysters. Although we love them fried and charbroiled, we’re also partial to a tray of ice-cold raw oysters on the half shell. Of over 150 varieties of oysters harvested and sold in North America, 70% of oysters produced in the United States are from the Gulf Coast. Gulf oysters are in season year-round, but they are largest between October and April.The health benefits of oysters are plentiful, they’re readily available, and best of all, they’re delicious. But are raw oysters safe to eat?  

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood in Season, Seafood Health Benefits, Gulf Oysters, Louisiana Seafood

The Cultural Impact of Louisiana Seafood

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Oct 18 2017

Supporting Gulf Seafood Industry  

From Gulf shrimp, to blue crabs, to local favorites like catfish or flounder  — enjoying Louisiana seafood is a beloved part of the culture here. Consumers can pick up most anything from a neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, seafood market, or even online. Many seafood lovers may be eating even more than usual because October is National Seafood Month. But do you really know where your seafood comes from?

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

National Oyster Day: Louisiana Oysters rule the day

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 05 2017

Gulf Oysters are healthy and tasty 

We’re excited to celebrate National Oyster Day today! Not only are Gulf oysters absolutely delicious, but the health benefits of oysters are plentiful. Gulf oysters are in season year-round but they are largest between October and April.

Of over 150 varieties of oysters harvested and sold in North America, 70% of oysters produced in the United States are from the Gulf Coast. If you’re lucky enough to live near Louisiana waters, you can get oysters at the peak of freshness pretty much any time you desire. Here are the reasons why oysters are one of our favorite kinds of Louisiana Seafood out there!

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Gulf Oysters, Seafood Health Benefits

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