Seafood

Don Ames
June 02, 2018 - 8:12 am
Oysters take center stage this weekend, as the 9th Annual New Orleans Oyster Festival celebrates our region’s favorite bivalve. More than 20 local restaurants will be serving up their specialties. "Every restaurant puts at least one oyster dish out, so you can have oysters done 20 different ways,"...
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Chris Miller
March 30, 2018 - 8:41 am
Today's the big day for seafood demand. In fact, all weekend will likely be big, especially for people who want to fire up their boiling rigs. With freezing temperatures in what feels like the distant past, the crawfish are getting bigger and meatier. "We were lucky because this weather warmed up...
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The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris
March 09, 2018 - 7:25 pm
Crab cakes are not native to New Orleans, but you would never know that to look at menus or recent local cookbooks. They moved in from Maryland in the early 1990s, replacing the good old stuffed crab, and igniting the issue that rages wherever crab cakes are found: Which restaurant makes the best?...
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The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris
March 02, 2018 - 7:07 pm
Drago Cvitanovich has been the oyster king of New Orleans for four decades–and that’s saying something. Like most other people in the oyster business, he was a Croatian immigrant. When he opened his restaurant in the 1970s, he kept his ties with his countrymen down the river, and as a result always...
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David Blake
February 16, 2018 - 12:35 pm
It's the first Friday of the Lenten season, and you can bet local seafood restaurants and seafood houses will be jam-packed. We already know that crawfish are in high demand but expensive. So, we asked Harland Pierce, the Chairman of the Gulf Seafood Institute, for some best bets. He says you can't...
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February 14, 2018 - 6:51 pm
(WWL.com) - Catholics worldwide are cutting back on eating meat for the season of Lent, in most places, that’s a sacrifice, but for spoiled bayou Catholics, it’s not too tough. Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board member Chalin Delaune says this year’s Lenten harvest is looking great,...
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February 03, 2018 - 11:29 am
(WWL.com) - A Louisiana chef has found a solution to the invasive and very large Asian Carp. It involves a little white wine and butter. Fishermen have been asking what to do if a 100-pound Asian Carp jump out of the water and into their boat, which has been known to happen. Chef Philippe Parola...
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January 02, 2018 - 3:32 pm
(WWL.com) -- The arctic blast keeping Louisianans indoors is threatening this year’s crawfish harvest. The state’s winters are usually wet and mild, perfect conditions for breeding plenty of big crawfish, but the near record lows have halted production. Louisiana Crawfish Promotion Board President...
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David Blake
August 04, 2017 - 12:41 pm
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is tomorrow at the New Orleans Convention Center. It's a battle for top honors in the restaurant industry. Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is fired up about the event. ''We've got chefs from all over the country that will be competing to become either the...
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June 20, 2017 - 9:17 am
(WWL.com) -- The 10th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off gets underway today at the CajunDome in Lafayette. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says this is a great way to showcase the fresh seafood of the Bayou State. He says a dozen Louisiana chefs will compete in the cook-off. “We’ve got chefs from all...
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