Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

May 2016

Local Chef Crowned King of Louisiana Seafood

From myarklamiss.com

NEW ORLEANS, La.--

A new king of Louisiana seafood was crowned at the 9th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-off.

Chef Blake Phillips of Sage in Monroe earned the title after preparing a delicious blackened grouper,  fava bean, and sweet potato puree.

Organizers say Phillips beat out eight of the state's best chefs.

Lieutenant Governor, Billy Nungesser, says he's looking forward working with Phillips to help promote Louisiana's seafood industry.

Local Chef Crowned 2016 King of Louisiana Seafood

From myarklamiss.com

NEW ORLEANS, La.--

A new king of Louisiana seafood was crowned at the 9th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-off.

Chef Blake Phillips of Sage in Monroe earned the title after preparing a delicious blackened grouper, fava bean, and sweet potato puree.

Organizers say Phillips beat out eight of the state's best chefs.

Chef Blake Phillips Crowned 2016 King of Louisiana Seafood by Lt. Gov. Nungesser and Louisiana Seafood

NEW ORLEANS, LA – May 28, 2016 – Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) crowned Chef Blake Phillips of Sage as the King of Louisiana Seafood at the ninth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, held this evening at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

Chef Blake Phillips Crowned 2016 King of Louisiana Seafood

Nine of the state’s top chefs competed for prestigious title at the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

11 Chefs Compete Saturday at NOWFE to Wear Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off Crown

From NOLA.com

By Ann Maloney

Do you just love a good realty TV cooking show competition? Why watch from the couch when you can be there in person to see, smell and taste the action?

The ninth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off will bring 11 chefs to the stage on Saturday (May 28) during the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience's Grand Tasting at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center.

Low Prices & Fewer Shrimp: Shrimp Season's Start Isn't a Happy One

From St.MaryNow.com

By Shea Drake sdrake@daily-review.com

Shrimp season opened Monday. Observers say fishermen are caught between small catches and low prices.

There are two shrimping seasons, spring and fall. Spring is considered the brown shrimp season, which opened Monday.

“The season opened today, and the catch is way off from what it usually is,” commercial fisherman Rodney Olander said. “The grade is way smaller than what we usually open with and, as usual, the price is down on us.”

11 Louisiana Chefs Prepare for 2016 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

From KNOE.com

BATON ROUGE (News Release) - Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off this weekend, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The ninth annual cook-off will showcase the talent of eleven chefs from various cities across the state of Louisiana, each vying for the title of King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood.

The chefs are ready to take the stage at the prestigious competition, held at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

11 Chefs Compete Saturday at NOWFE to Wear Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off Crown

From NOLA.com

By Ann Maloney

Do you just love a good realty TV cooking show competition? Why watch from the couch when you can be there in person to see, smell and taste the action?

The ninth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off will bring 11 chefs to the stage on Saturday (May 28) during the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience's Grand Tasting at the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center.

The chefs from across the state will vie to be named king or queen of Louisiana Seafood.

Bossier City Chef to Compete in 2016 Louisiana Seafood Cook-off

From BPT Online

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off this weekend, on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

The ninth annual cook-off will showcase the talent of eleven chefs from various cities across the state of Louisiana, each vying for the title of King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood.

Eleven Louisiana Chefs Prepare for 2016 Louisiana Seafood Cook-off

From KNOE.com

BATON ROUGE (News Release) - Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off this weekend, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. The ninth annual cook-off will showcase the talent of eleven chefs from various cities across the state of Louisiana, each vying for the title of King or Queen of Louisiana Seafood.

There is No Better Way to Enjoy Louisiana Blue Crab than in a Crab Cake

From Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

By Brett Anderson

A healthy debate can be had over the best way to appreciate blue crabs. The purists could argue that nothing beats picking apart whole boiled beasts by hand. Diners who prefer to outsource dismemberment tasks could speak in favor lump meat dressed simply in ravigote or claws dripping seasoned olive oil. Chefs, eager to enlist the power tools of their trade, might advocate on behalf of crab au gratin, a creamy bisque or the added value crab brings atop a finfish fillet or rib-eye steak.

Invasive Lionfish: If You Can't Fish 'Em, Eat ‘Em at GW FINS

From Nola.com/The Times-Picayune

By Ann Maloney

Chef Tenney Flynn has it in for lionfish.

Last weekend, he participated in a Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day in Pensacola, Fla., that included a fishing rodeo where Flynn speared 140 pounds of the invasive but tasty creatures.

The result: The menu at GW Fins, where Flynn is chef and co-owner, will be complemented with lionfish specials, including flash-fried whole and with a Vietnamese chili glaze. The special dishes will stay on the menu as long as the fresh catch lasts.