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Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

July 2015

Chef to Represent Louisiana in Great American Seafood Cook-off

Chef Michael Brewer, of The Sammich restaurant in New Orleans, will represent Louisiana in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Barnegat Light Scallops Headed for National Cook-Off

Barnegat Light scallops starred in the winning dish in a statewide seafood cooking contest and will now go national. The 2015 Jersey Seafood Challenge, held at Viking Village dock in Barnegat Light June 25, pitted top chefs from around the state. The contest is coordinated by the N.J. Department of Agriculture and the New Jersey Chapters of the American Culinary Federation.

How to Peel a Blue Crab

By Jerald Horst at Louisiana Sportsman

As wonderful as blue crabs are to eat, there is no doubt that, for the average person, blue crab meat is tough to get out of the animal’s shell.

A friend of mine with strong North Louisiana roots who was sitting behind a mound of the delectable animals said it best.

“I sure do love them things, but I can’t hardly get the hide off of ’em,” he lamented.

Birmingham’s Chef George Reis Named Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Champion

Alabama Gulf Seafood is proud to announce that Chef George Reis, owner of Ocean in Birmingham, has been crowned the inaugural Alabama Seafood Cook-Off Champion.

Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll take Louisiana cuisine to James Beard House

By Amanda Capritto at 225 Staff

Just five years ago, young culinary sensations Cody and Samantha Carroll wooed the Capital Region with Hot Tails in New Roads. The upbeat restaurant serving spicy Southern cuisine drew rave reviews and statewide recognition.

And the recognition hasn’t stopped.

Fish House Chef Represents Florida at Cook-Off

TALLAHASSEE – On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Chef Jim Shirley will represent Florida at the 12th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off. The event, designed to spotlight America's best seafood communities and chefs, is scheduled for Aug. 8.