Tailgate and BBQ Festival
Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board
Get Seen, Get Seafood Competition
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Liz and I were doing our
Demo for the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), my son
(Laurent) and daughter (Michelle) were cooking their entrees in the “Get Seen,
Get Seafood” competition.
Laurent fried some really fat and beautiful “Hallelujah Soft
Shell Crabs with Heavenly Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta”. He did these like I had
fried with Bernie Cyrus on LTV about 15
years ago!! His Angel Hair Pasta was the perfect swirled nest for his lightly
seared garlic/butter glazed shrimp.
am SOOOOOO SORRY, I didn’t get a pic of his dish! Damn!
Liz and I had to hurry back from the Demo to enter our “Who Dat,
Fried Soft Shell Crawfish”, the video of us is on
YouTube, this is SOOOO
We had a black platter painted with gold and labeled “Who Dat”
and “Geaux Saints”!
soft shelled crawfish were presented on a bed of fresh spinach and drizzled with
a light remoulade sauce! Really cool!
The judges ate every last one of
When we left the judges, we felt
really confident we did well!!
cooked her “Geaux Saints, Touchdown Seafood Shooter Platter”. These were pretty
cool. We made wooden trays that had six holders for her shot glasses. Each one
was designed to hold and feature all six Louisiana seafoods marketed by the
LSPMB. She did a fantastic job preparing Gulf Red Snapper Ceviche, Vodka Laced
Oyster Shooter, Crawfish Bisque, Backfin Lump Crabmeat with Louisiana Remoulade
Sauce, and BBQ Shrimp.
if you are counting that is only 5 seafood dishes. She forgot the Louisiana
Alligator Sausage at home!!! Well we had 6, not 5 shooter glasses. BIG Problem!!
She filled the 6th one with Abita Beer, and told the judges to clean their
pallet from the food of the contestant before her. WELL, that was my dish!!
The pics don’t do her justice, her explanation of each shooter was hilarious,
she really “SOLD” her shooter platters!! For example, the Crawfish Bisque was
too thick to pour out of the shooter. And she didn't include a spoon in the
Crawfish Bisque. SOOOO, she told them it is a “Finger Shot”, “You have heard of
a Body Shot, well this is a Finger Shot, ya gotta use your finger to scoop out
the bisque! NOW, that is quick thinking!!
now the results!
OK, Laurent and I didn’t win. OK, we didn’t even place!
MIMI took SECOND PLACE!!! YEP, she only
lost to the Executive Chef of the Hotel Intercontinental!! (Now THAT is some
competition!!!!) And she beat me and Laurent! YOU GO GIRL!
the competition, one of the judges came up to us to inspect the Soft Shelled
Crawfish. They are harvested, cleaned then flash frozen on a disposable
For info on the Soft Shelled Crawfish contact:
Ms. Liz Sherman
LTE SOFTSHELL CRAWFISH
1465 Audubon Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225-208-1578 – fax
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