Frozen seafood could be fresh catch
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 you went to the dock yourself and picked it up, so no matter where you're from, New York City, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, it's like you went to the dock and got the shrimp yourself," said Chef Patrick Mould, who demonstrated the taste of the shrimp with a Creole gazpacho.
People who count on the shrimp industry are singing the praises of the packaging process too, something they say sets Louisiana seafood apart from competitors.
"There's no comparison to something that's imported or frozen shrimp from far away, or been frozen and refrozen, defrosted and refrozen, this is fresh stuff, frozen one time," said Cheryl Granger, who sells shrimp.
The specially-packaged shrimp are available this weekend at the Delcambre Farmer's Market.