Saturday, September 6, 2008

2008 Great American Seafood Cookoff

Chef Brian Landry

Today I visited the the site for the Great American Seafood Cook off. I checked out the top five recipes and boy do they ever look delicious. I voted for Chef Brian, from Louisiana, Landrys' Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet. It was a hard choice but it was the one that made me drool the most so I decided to give him my vote. I think it would be so fun to take part in a cook off like this!

I thought it was the best recipe because it really appealed to my taste buds and the recipe seemed easier for me to try at home myself. I like recipes that are straight forward without a ton of separate recipes going on. I like one simple to follow recipe that tastes great. If I was to change anything it would just be to leave out the sweet onions because I have a small intolerance to them. Besides that I think this recipe is a winner!

I also love the fact that this contest is promoting the use of local domestic seafood. I think its really important to support your locals. Besides, you know its fresh when you see it coming right off the boat from that days catch. I buy my crab off a local boat here in town down on the water. You see the tiny boats bringing them in and the woman selling them has been there as long as I can remember. It was a great thing as a child going down there to buy crab. I've brought a lot of visitors down there when they are in town. Everyone enjoys and it helps keep that dear woman in business. You can't beat the price either!

So if you have some extra time today check out the site and all the delicious recipes. I bet you'll find something that will make your taste buds go crazy too! If you decided to vote remember that you will also get the chance to win a trip to New Orleans with a whole prize package. :D

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

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