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  • Creole surf and turf Play Video

    August 13, 2014 6:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Galatoire's Bistro Executive Chef Kelley McCann visited the kitchen on the set of WBRZ News 2 at 4 yet again Wednesday afternoon, and this time he was came prepared to fire up the sauté pan. Chef McCann shared his restaurant's recipe for Creole surf and turf which... more »
  • Spring shrimp season nears end in some areas

    July 9, 2014 5:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana wildlife officials say the 2014 spring inshore shrimp season will close next week in parts of the state. The closure takes effect at 6 a.m. July 15 in the Terrebonne and Barataria Basins from the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River westward to... more »
  • Louisiana inshore shrimp season to close Thursday

    June 28, 2014 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State fisheries regulators say the 2014 spring inshore shrimp season in Louisiana will close at one-half hour after sunset on Thursday. The closure affects state inside waters extending from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the River Channel Buoy Line westward to... more »
  • Capital City Grill's Shrimp and Grits Play Video

    May 28, 2014 7:19 AM

    Chef Y'Zell Williamson from Capital City Grill in downtown Baton Rouge was back in the 2une In kitchen Wednesday for his final appearance as our 2une In Chef of the Month. He went out with a bang, whipping up some delicious Shrimp and Grits: Ingredients: Chicken Stock or... more »
  • Roux Louisiana's Shrimp and Cornbread Play Video

    April 2, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Soon you will be able to get some delicious Creole cookin' and listen to the blues at one place: Roux Louisiana at Phil Brady's. Roux won't start opening for lunch until April 14th. If you want to get an early taste, you can join them for... more »
  • Shrimp harvest dips but prices climb

    March 28, 2014 5:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana shrimp harvest was slightly down in January and February compared to historic averages, but the price per pound was much higher, according to preliminary National Marine Fisheries Service data. Consumers should see price relief later in the spring when the shrimp catch typically is much... more »
  • Restaurants stock up for Lent, seafood prices high Play Video

    March 6, 2014 10:11 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Lenten season, the 40-day period leading up to Easter is observed by Catholics as a time to reflect and repent. It's also a time to fast from certain luxuries and meat on Fridays. Restaurants are busy preparing specials to accommodate those observing, and stocking up on supplies.... more »
  • Chef Jim Urdiales 's Pescado con Tomatilla Play Video

    October 23, 2013 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef Jim Urdiales cooked one of his fish and shrimp specialties. He said you can make this dish with any type of fish, not just tilapia. ------ Pescado con Tomatilla This dish is a pan sauteed tilapia over sauteed spinach and topped with grilled... more »
  • Louisiana shrimp "red listed" by seafood program Play Video

    October 12, 2013 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A seafood watch program "red listed" Louisiana shrimp and recommends that people avoid the shrimp for now. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recommends which seafood items are "best choices," "good alternatives" or items that people should "avoid." Shrimp caught and harvested in Louisiana... more »
  • Higher shrimp import duties from 5 countries nixed

    September 22, 2013 11:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Shrimp processors have lost a call for higher duties on frozen shrimp imported from five countries - China, Vietnam, Ecuador, India and Malaysia. The U.S. International Trade Commission rejected the proposal 4-2 Friday, saying the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries failed to present strong evidence that the... more »
  • Shrimp prices at an all-time high Play Video

    August 30, 2013 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Shrimp wholesalers said they're paying $2-3 more per pound than they ever have before. Shane Billiot, General Manager LA Boil Corporation said shrimp prices have been climbing consistently for the last six months. "I've never seen prices for shrimp this high before," he said. ... more »
  • Shrimp shortage driving up prices

    August 30, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A shortage in the global shrimp market is rapidly driving up local prices. A disease which kills prawns has hit shrimp markets overseas, reducing the overall supply and driving up prices around the globe. In July federal fisheries officials also predicted a below-average brown shrimp... more »
  • La. closes shrimp season in most inside waters

    July 13, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - State wildlife and fisheries regulators say the 2013 spring inshore shrimp season will close Thursday at 6 a.m. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' announcement Friday affects the remaining portions of Timbalier Bay, Terrebonne Bay, Lake Pelto and Pelican Lake where the season had been extended,... more »
  • Fisheries officials: Below-average shrimp season

    July 10, 2013 10:58 AM

    HOUMA - Federal fisheries officials are predicting a below-average brown shrimp season for the next year in waters off Louisiana and federal waters off Louisiana and Texas. Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issue an annual prediction of brown shrimp catches based on monitoring juvenile population numbers, growth... more »
  • Chef KD's stuffed shrimp bake for Tasty Tuesday Play Video

    July 2, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD showed a quick and easy way to use shrimp which can be plentiful along Louisiana's coasts this summer. He used chopped shrimp, bread crumbs, and a mix of spices to create a stuffing which can be broiled inside shrimp which has been de-veined and... more »
  • Frozen seafood could be fresh catch Play Video

    May 30, 2013 5:41 PM

    DELCAMBRE - The Louisiana Certified Wild Caught Seafood branded Vermillion Bay Sweet Shrimp got a chance to show off today. The seafood, which boasts the state's first seal of approval, is caught in Louisiana waters and then processed, without preservatives, within a day of reaching shore. "It's like... more »
  • Louisiana seafood gets special certification Play Video

    May 14, 2013 6:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Seafood tagged its first package of "Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood" today. It's a brand that's intended to ensure consumers they're getting the best product available. The "Vermillion Bay Sweet White Shrimp" got the honor of being the first to be labeled authentic. "Our... more »
  • Chef KD's shrimp and corn soup Play Video

    April 16, 2013 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD brewed up a batch of shrimp and corn soup with Rosa Flores for News 2 at 4's Tasty Tuesday. Chef KD said the soup's an old family recipe, and they often add crab to it as well. He said one side of his family... more »
  • Shrimp season to close in some La. inside waters

    January 16, 2013 7:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that fall shrimp season will close Friday in all state inside waters east of the Mississippi River - except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds. The department said in a news release Tuesday that it... more »
  • La. announces end of shrimp season in some areas

    December 18, 2012 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's fall shrimp season is closing in most state inside waters. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said last week that the season would close for most inside waters at sunset Tuesday to let white shrimp grow larger and more valuable. On Monday, he set closing Dec.... more »
  • Louisiana seafood to get new label Play Video

    October 18, 2012 6:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana seafood will soon get a new brand to assure you it's from state waters. It's a move to brand the state's product similar to "Idaho Potatoes" or "Maine Lobster." Local chefs are excited to push the local product and know how important it is to the... more »
  • Tasty Tuesday: Shrimp Grits Play Video

    September 4, 2012 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD shared a delicious recipe with WBRZ's Rosa Flores on this Tasty Tuesday. Making this Shrimp Grits recipe is easy, and the dish can delight appetites at any hour of the day. Check out the video for more on how to make this meal! more »
  • Chef KD's Shrimp and Crab Extraordinaire Play Video

    July 17, 2012 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD joins anchor Rosa Flores in the WBRZ kitchen to share his dish, the Shrimp and Crab Extraordinaire. Check out the video for how to prepare this dish, and join us every "Tasty Tuesday" for more from Chef KD on News 2 at 4. more »
  • Dulac man arrested in death of shrimp boat captain

    June 26, 2012 2:15 PM

    HOUMA- Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputies say it was a drug deal gone bad that prompted a Dulac man to drive to a Bayou Grand Caillou dock Sunday, shoot at one shrimper and kill another. Neither shrimper was involved in the alleged drug deal. Twenty-nine-year-old Richard Verdin Jr. was arrested... more »
  • "Shrimp Spiders" Play Video

    May 29, 2012 4:57 PM

    Chef KD introduces a dish he calls "Shrimp Spiders". - Clean and remove shrimp rib cage, wash well - Batter shrimp - Fry - Serve Watch Chef KD go through the steps in the video. more »
  • 2 seafood firms accused of mislabeling shrimp

    May 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana seafood processing plant and an Illinois seafood distributor have each been charged with one count of mislabeling over $100,000 worth of commercially-sold shrimp. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans announced the charges, a felony violation of the Lacey Act, in a news release Wednesday. Doran Sea-Pak,... more »
  • Shrimp Pasta with Fat-Free Cream Sauce Play Video

    April 24, 2012 4:41 PM

    Chef KD visits the WBRZ kitchen to show off his fat free cream sauce recipe. Follow the instructions below to make your own! -Sautee onions until transparent -Add shrimp -Add ¼ C Flour -Pour in 1 C skim milk to create a roux, simmer and keep stirring -Add... more »
  • Shrimp processors object to BP settlement terms

    April 23, 2012 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A group of Gulf Coast shrimp processors is asking a federal judge to hold off on preliminarily approval of portions of BP's proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The deal calls for BP to... more »
  • Shrimp and Crab Extraordinaire Play Video

    February 21, 2012 4:48 PM

    Chef KD prepared his "Shrimp and Crab Extraordinaire" for a special Mardi Gras dinner. Shrimp and Crab Extraordinaire 5 Jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped red onions or fine chopped seasoning ½ Tablespoon canola oil 3 oz. fresh lump crabmeat (or dark) 2 Tablespoons plain flour... more »
  • New shrimp company announced for Baton Rouge

    September 26, 2011 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President Kip Holden and members of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced the opening of a new company today that would process and market gulf-caught shrimp in the U. S. and abroad. Baton Rouge Shrimp would create 38 direct and 54 indirect jobs, and hopes to... more »
  • Shrimp trawl data big problem in sea turtle study

    September 14, 2011 1:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Duke University and Conservation International researchers say lack of data from shrimp trawlers is a huge problem in getting a national picture of sea turtle deaths on fishhooks and in fishing nets. They say total federal estimates of such deaths fell 90 percent from 1990 to... more »
  • Feds eye tougher measures to protect sea turtles

    June 24, 2011 3:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators say they're considering new restrictions on Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast shrimpers because of the damage the industry is causing to threatened and endangered sea turtles. The regulatory move by the National Marine Fisheries Service signals the next stage in a growing fight... more »
  • Seafood prices higher, one year after spill

    April 20, 2011 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One year after the oil spill, many seafood restaurants are still experiencing the effects of the Gulf disaster, but the biggest drawback is beginning to wane. Originally restaurants were worried about the perception of Gulf food, but recently more people are eating seafood without caution. "The perception... more »
  • US extends tariffs on shrimp imports

    March 16, 2011 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tariffs on shrimp imports from four Asian nations and Brazil have been extended until 2016, a boost to American fishermen on the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic seaboard hit hard by hurricanes, a flood of cheap farm-raised shrimp and the BP oil spill. On Tuesday, the U.S.... more »
  • Shrimping limit set after tar ball found

    November 24, 2010 7:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal government has closed part of the Gulf of Mexico to royal red shrimping after a commercial shrimper found tar balls in his net. In a news release late Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the new restriction covers 4,213 square miles of federal... more »
  • Woman who helped spill response goes to D.C.

    November 13, 2010 10:47 AM

    HOUMA - A Terrebonne Parish woman who served as a go-between during the Gulf of Mexico oil spill - aiding communications among fishermen, BP and government agencies - is back from a trip to Washington, where she shared her experiences. Julie Falgout, wife of former shrimp boat captain Dean Falgout,... more »
  • Chef of the Month - BBQ Shrimp

    November 3, 2010 5:53 AM

    1 pound (u-12 count) shrimp, heads removed 5 teaspoons BBQ Spice (recipe follows) 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon Crystal hot sauce 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoon unsalted butter French bread for serving Wash shrimp and pat dry.... more »
  • Oil rally unites gulf residents

    October 30, 2010 6:35 PM

    Dozens of gulf coast residents marched on the Capitol steps today to voice their frustrations over the continued hassle following the oil spill. "We have a lot of fishermen who don't want to fish because they do not believe in the safety of their product," said Karen Hopkins, who... more »
  • More Gulf waters open to shrimping, fishing

    October 28, 2010 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More waters in the Mississippi River Delta that were closed after the BP oil spill were opened today for Louisiana commercial and recreational fish and shrimp harvesters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries today ordered that a section of waters in Placquemines Parish be immediately opened... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Sclafani Salad

    October 20, 2010 7:21 AM

    Sclafani Salad Dressing 3 cups salad oil 3 eggs 1 2/3 cups ketchup 2/3 cups lea & perrins worcestershire 1 cup horseradish 1 cup Creole Mustard 1 ounce red wine vinegar 5 each anchovy 1 Tablespoon garlic 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper pinch cayenne pinch crushed red pepper... more »
  • Hog Island closed after shrimpers pig out

    October 5, 2010 12:09 PM

    People at the Hog Island Gully Recreation Area have been such pigs that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shut it down only three weeks after it reopened. Spokeswoman Diane Borden-Billiot says people casting nets for shrimp left dead, stinking fish all over the docks, creating health and safety hazards.... more »
  • Four men rescued from sinking boat in Timbalier Bay

    September 30, 2010 2:58 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued four crewmen from a sinking commercial shrimp boat in Timbalier Bay. Agents responded to a distress call Wednesday afternoon from the "Hippy Boy", which was located west of Belle Pass. The four crewmen safely rescued were Lenh Thach,... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Tropical Shrimp Salsa

    September 29, 2010 6:01 AM

    1 cup fresh mango, finely diced 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely diced 1 cup fresh papaya, finely diced Zest of one lime juice of one lime juice of one orange juice ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped ½ cup purple onion, finely diced ¼ cup jalapenos, finely diced ½ can Rotel... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Black and Gold Shrimp

    September 22, 2010 5:48 AM

    3-5 small to medium asparagus spears 9-12 Louisiana 16/20 count shrimp, peeled (leave the tail) and deveined 1-2 tsp your favorite blackened seasoning Healthy pat of unsalted butter Bamboo skewers, soaked in water Small bunch parsley, finely chopped Lemon, cut into wedges *hollandaise -8 oz unsalted butter -3 egg yolks... more »
  • Consumers bring up questions about seafood

    September 6, 2010 10:28 PM

    The Food and Drug Administration took over the multi-step testing of Gulf seafood due to the BP oil spill. Some wonder, however, if it’s enough to keep the confidence that seafood is safe. If you live in Louisiana, you're probably never going to cut Gulf seafood from your diet. However,... more »
  • FL shrimpers back at work

    August 18, 2010 11:37 AM

    Shrimping is now permitted in state waters off the western tip of the Florida Panhandle that had been closed due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As a precaution, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed the 23-mile stretch of water off Escambia County on June... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Shrimp Beauregard

    August 18, 2010 5:59 AM

    Pink Peppercorn Buttered Shrimp 3 dozen 10/15 or large peeled shrimp (tail on) 1 lb whole unsalted butter 1 cup shallots (minced) 4 Tbsp garlic (minced) ½ cup pink peppercorns (coarsely ground) ½ cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed) ½ cup dry sherry 4 tsp iodized salt 2 tsp ground white... more »
  • More commercial fishing areas reopened

    July 30, 2010 5:40 PM

    The state announced most commercial fishing areas east of the Mississippi River have been reopened for finfish and shrimp. Fishermen in Delacroix don't expect an immediate impact. They say it's illegal to catch many finfish commercially, and shrimp season is already over for that portion of the state. ... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Crab Cake Divinity

    July 21, 2010 5:46 AM

    2 - 4oz crab cakes 1/2 oz. crawfish tails 1/2 oz. cooked shrimp 4 T spicy mayo 4-6 oz lemon beurre blanc 1/2 oz lump crab meat Cook crab cakes until golden brown. Spread 2 tablespoons of spicy mayo onto a plate. Place one crab cake onto mayo. Spread remaining... more »
  • La. shrimp season to close in parts of zones 1 and 3

    July 19, 2010 5:43 AM

    The 2010 spring inshore shrimp season in parts of zones 1 and 3 will close at 6 a.m. Tuesday to protect increased numbers of juvenile white shrimp. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the closure is based on biological recommendations made by biologists and is not related to... more »
  • Texas shrimp fishery to reopen

    July 12, 2010 1:24 PM

    Shrimp trawling is set to reopen off the Texas coast this week. NOAA Fisheries Service have announced waters from 9 to 200 miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling July 15, after 30 minutes after sunset. The shrimp fishery is closed annually off Texas to allow brown... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Seafood Pomadora

    July 7, 2010 11:03 AM

    2 oz. crawfish tails 2 oz. shrimp 2 T butter 2 T roasted garlic, chopped 1 T green onions, chopped 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced 8 oz. chopped stewed tomatoes 1 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 8 oz. cooked pasta 2 oz. vodka In... more »
  • Local restaurant says closed shrimping won't affect them

    July 5, 2010 6:17 PM

    The tumultuous shrimp season officially ended this morning at 6 a.m. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced it's closing yesterday. The news comes as a shock to seafood customers, but one Baton Rouge seafood restaurant claims the closure will have no affect on them. Mike Anderson's dining... more »
  • Tumultuous shrimp season closes

    July 5, 2010 5:32 AM

    One of Louisiana's most troublesome spring shrimp seasons came to a close with many shrimpers getting little chance to fish because of the BP oil spill. Waters to the relatively untroubled west, and the few places east of the Mississippi River not shut down due to the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
  • Zone 2 shrimping closing to let small shrimp grow

    July 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the central zones inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Monday to let young white shrimp grow to a size worth harvesting. The department says the closing doesn't have any connection to the oil spill - it's all about letting the... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Heidelberg Salad

    June 30, 2010 6:41 AM

    Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing 4.5 0z of Italian Dressing Mix Orange juice (24 oz) Ruby Red Grape Fruit Juice (10oz) Lemon Juice (4 oz) Red Wine Vinegar (10 oz) 1 ½ ounces of fresh basil ½ ounce of Tarragon 1 ounce of Tabasco Blend all above ingredients and incorporate oil with... more »
  • U.S. raps on Asian shrimpers' doors after oil spill

    June 28, 2010 12:47 PM

    As the Gulf Coast oil spill continues to gush, U.S. seafood suppliers are turning to Asia to ensure Americans have enough shrimp for their gumbos, Creoles and cocktails this summer, but some of those overseas cupboards are low themselves. Several countries in the world's top shrimp-producing region are struggling... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Salmon Rouge

    June 23, 2010 6:02 AM

    Salmon Rouge (4) 8-9oz skinless salmon filets with preferred *seasoning *Tony's, Season All, Mrs. Dash 3 tablespoon oil for saute (olive, peanut, or vegetable) Herbed Pasta 4 Cups Angel Hair pasta or preferred cooked pasta (12) Peeled and deveined large shrimp 1 tablespoon olive oil for saute 1 tablespoon lemon... more »
  • May shrimp catch could be 2nd-worst on state record

    June 20, 2010 3:10 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the shrimp catch in May could be the second-worst on record, because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Courier says reasons cited include both areas closed because of the spill and some shrimpers' decisions to clean up oil instead of... more »
  • Seafood lovers say rising costs are worth it

    June 17, 2010 6:03 PM

    The price of seafood is rising, but restaurant owners and vendors are doing everything possible to ensure consumers are getting what they want. "We're paying a lot more for especially crabs and shrimp. We're paying a lot for it than what we usually are, and the volume is a lot... more »
  • Shrimp seized and released back into Gulf

    June 15, 2010 8:36 AM

    The Coast Guard says they confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and put it back the water after they found a shrimper working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Coast Guard says 500 pounds of the shrimp were live, 500 pounds had just... more »
  • Shrimp certification program created

    June 8, 2010 5:49 AM

    A program to market and certify Louisiana's wild-caught shrimp will be created and funded by two bills that have received final legislative passage. The branding campaign is designed to help the state's ailing shrimp industry, which has complained about foreign shrimp flooding the market. The bills backed by Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Miss. shrimp season opens Thursday

    June 2, 2010 10:59 AM

    Mississippi's shrimp season in territorial waters west of the East Biloxi ship channel is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. Thursday. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say the waters may close on short notice if it is detected that oil is moving into the open area.... more »
  • Biologists says oil spill won't wipe out shrimp

    June 1, 2010 2:47 PM

    Wildlife scientists think shrimp can survive the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Martin Bourgeois of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says brown shrimp spawn offshore in January, February and March. Once the eggs hatch, the larva count on prevailing winds and currents to carry... more »
  • Spring shrimp season to open Monday

    May 27, 2010 5:07 AM

    Louisiana's spring shrimp season in portions of Zone 1 east of the Mississippi River opens on Monday. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the order affects Pass Manchac east of the railway bridge, Lake Pontchartrain, Rigoletes Pass, Chef Menteur Pass, Lake Borgne and the portion of the Mississippi Sound... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Shrimp Toast

    May 19, 2010 11:21 AM

    Edamame Salad: 2 and 1/2 pounds edamame (out of pod, thawed, raw) 2 each red bell pepper (fine dice) 1 bunch cilantro (fine chop) 4 oz ponzu 2 each limes (juiced and zested) 1 tablespoon kosher salt Add all ingredients one day ahead of use and chill. Japonaise: 2 cup... more »
  • Restaurants worried about seafood supply

    May 17, 2010 5:37 PM

    State health officials reopened two rich fishing zones off the coast of Louisiana today, but seven others remain closed. Locally, restaurants are worried the oil slick will affect their bottom lines. At "On the Half Shell" in Prarieville, workers pride themselves on fresh seafood. However, the recent oil... more »
  • DHH testing seafood impacted by oil

    May 14, 2010 3:32 PM

    State health experts are testing seafood taken from areas off the Louisiana Coast for a potentially dangerous carcinogen. They are testing oysters, fish and shrimp for hydrocarbons that could be caused by the oil. "We haven't got any testing results from areas impacted by the oil because we... more »
  • Oil spill shuts off more oyster harvesting

    May 11, 2010 2:00 AM

    The growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to affect Louisiana's seafood industry nearly three weeks after an offshore rig exploded and sank. Monday, the state's Department of Health and Hospitals closed oyster harvesting bed Area 13, effective at sunset. The area is west of the Mississippi... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Da Kine Shrimp

    May 5, 2010 5:51 AM

    Ingredients: 8 shrimp 4 oz. guacamole 8 Blue Corn Tortilla (cut into quarters and fried as chips) 1 oz Shrimp Marinade 2 oz Chipotle Ranch Chipotle Ranch Ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise, milk, heavy cream, chipotle peppers, and cilantro (chopped fine) Chop chipotle peppers into a paste first. Mix all ingredients... more »
  • BR restaurants ready for worst case scenario

    May 4, 2010 10:13 PM

    Restaurant operators in Baton Rouge say customers are coming in with cravings and concerns. Owners and managers told News 2 that customers are asking them what they'll do when the fisheries are overtaken by oil. Some say they'll change menus, while others say they go out-of-state for supply. ... more »
  • Jindal declares state of emergency

    April 29, 2010 1:14 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico creeps toward shore and threatens the fragile ecosystem along the coastline. Thursday's order allows the state to free up resources to begin preparing for the oil to reach the shore, which... more »
  • Shrimp season to reopen

    April 17, 2010 11:32 AM

    State wildlife and fisheries officials say shrimp season in a part of the state's outside waters will reopen April 21 at 6 a.m. State biologists say small white shrimp are no longer present in the area, commonly known by harvesters as the "three mile." Small white shrimp remain... more »
  • Chef of the Month - BBQ Shrimp

    April 14, 2010 5:47 AM

    1 tsp. red pepper 2 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. thyme 1 tsp. rosemary ½ tsp. oregano 2 oz. minced garlic 1 oz. Lea & Perrins 1 lb. unsalted butter Directions: Let butter soften to room temperature. Put butter into bowl and mix all of the other... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Shrimp Grits

    March 31, 2010 6:06 AM

    To Make the Grits: 2 cups water 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup yellow grits ½ pound butter 1 tablespoon salt 1 ear, grilled Corn, kernals removed 1. Bring liquids to a boil. 2. Stir in grits. 3. Add butter cook at a simmer until thickened. 4. At end, stir... more »
  • Chef of Month - Shrimp and Grits with a Tasso Cream Sauce

    February 10, 2010 7:11 AM

    Tasso Cream Sauce 1 T canola oil 2 minced shallots 1 tsp fresh thyme 1/4 cup tasso minced 1/8 cup white wine 1/2 cup shrimp stock 1 cup heavy cream In a saute pan on medium high heat add 1T canola oil. Saute shallots, garlic, and tasso. Then add thyme... more »
  • Seafood labeling bill urged in Mississippi

    January 18, 2010 11:06 AM

    A bill that would require Mississippi restaurants to notify customers of the country of origin of their seafood is being prepared for the Legislature. Sen. Tommy Moffatt, R-Gautier, said he doesn't think the Country of Origin Labeling bill will hurt the restaurant business. He said the new proposal... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Colossal Shrimp Stuffed with Crab

    January 13, 2010 5:12 AM

    3 U12 shrimp deveined 3 ozs crab stuffing* 4 ozs spinach 3 each polenta cake 1 cup olive oil 3 ozs red sauce 1 oz heavy cream 2 Tbs butter 2 each basil leaves julienned Season to taste *Crab Stuffing 2 oz crabmeat 1 oz bread crumbs 1 Tbs mayo... more »
  • Part of Louisiana shrimp season extended

    December 16, 2009 8:21 AM

    State wildlife officials have extended the fall inshore shrimp season in Zone 1, which extends north of the south shore of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, including Lake Ponchartrain and Lake Borgne. The shrimp season in the rest of Zone 1 and all of Zones 2 and 3 will... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Mirliton Shrimp and Crab Dressing

    November 25, 2009 6:06 AM

    6 small mirlitons ½ pound ground pork 1 cup onions, diced ¼ cup green bell peppers, diced ¼ cup celery, diced 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced ½ cup green onions, finely sliced 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp (70/90 count) ½ pound jumbo lump crabmeat salt and white pepper to taste... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Gulf Shrimp with Corn and Potato Maque Choux

    November 4, 2009 5:13 AM

    Gulf Shrimp with Corn and Potato Maque Choux Serves 3 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 18 (16/20 count) peeled and de-veined shrimp ½ cup cooked bacon, chopped ½ cup onions, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped ½ cup green bell pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 cups fresh corn, cut off... more »
  • Outback Steakhouse commits to Louisiana shrimp

    October 7, 2009 10:08 PM

    State leaders announced a deal with Outback Steakhouse that keeps Louisiana shrimpers from losing business. Outback agreed to continue providing Louisiana-harvested shrimp in its 14 restaurants statewide. The company's contract had run out, and they were looking to import shrimp. Shrimpers say imports lower prices and put their... more »
  • Outback Steakhouse agrees to only use La. shrimp

    October 7, 2009 3:57 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal just announced that every Outback Steakhouse in the state will only buy Louisiana shrimp. The announcement was made today at the Governor's Mansion. Gov. Jindal said he anticipates other companies to make similar commitments. Outback has 14 stores in Louisiana. more »

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