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Pimento Peppers and Shrimp

Pimento peppers can give a great spicey/smoky layer to sweet shrimp.

Crawfish Lettuce Wraps

Easy to clean up and makes great leftovers for 2-3 days. 

Crawfish Risotto

Delicious risotto loaded with crawfish and veggies. 

Lite Shrimp Étoufee

Enjoy this classic Creole dish with less fat and sodium. 

Oysters in a Grilled Pouch

Enjoy this oyster dish with friends over the summer holidays (Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day Weekend) or anytime you want a quick meal that healthy fresh and away from the hot kitchen. 

Easy Fish Cakes

A snap to make and you can add this tasty protein cake to any menu for a killer holiday meal.

Louisiana Shrimp Deviled Eggs

A Lousiana version of deviled eggs that is sure to be hit at holiday parties or anytime you get together with friends. You can make this a complete meal for your family with 2 deviled eggs paired with your favorite low-fat sandwich or salad. 

Beet Poached Fish

Try this recipe for a fast, colorful seafood dish. 

Pan Seared Grouper

From Brandon Felder at Le Foret.

Blackened Catfish with Creole Tomato Cous Cous

Enjoy this recipe from Amy Simms, owner/chef at Langlois. 

Oyster Stuffing

Oyster stuffing that is perfect for the holidays. 

Coconut Milk Shrimp

A great sauté with coconut milk and shrimp. You can make this dish as spicy as you want. 

Louisiana Shrimp with Dill-Herb Orzo

Bring the taste of local shrimp to a light pasta dinner within 30 minutes or less. 

Basil Chimchurri Shrimp Skewers

Basil is high in vitamin K and has been known to help fight off bad bacterial in digestion. Paired with low cholesterol shrimp and you have the perfect light lunch or meal. Try this recipes with a big leafy salad or your favorite soup. 

Cold Noodles with Shrimp

A cool meal that is perfect for a hot day. 

Grilled Watermelon and Drumfish kebabs on a Bed of Greens

Add a little olive oil and watermelon to the grilling gates and you will open up a new world of tastebud exploration. 

Salt Roasted Shrimp with Sweet Orange Dipping Sauce

This meal is elegant and has very little clean up. Prepare with a gazpacho or cold summer soup and you are set! Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Seafood for Life

Bourbon Shrimp with Blackberry Green Salad

Quick and easy, this sophisticated meal is great for dinner parties and under 20 minutes to prepare. 

Crawfish with Green Tomatoes and Brown Rice

Crawfish seasoned fresh with green tomatoes.

Grilled Oysters en Brochette and Steamed Herb Vegetable Salad

A classic Creole dish with a salad becomes a satisfying, quick, and fancy meal. 

Scallops, Carrots, and Basil Pasta

A tasty simple dish that is quick to make without a heavy sauce or cream. 

Grilled Scallop Nectarine Tomato Salad

Grilling is a great way to enjoy warm weather and sunny Louisiana days! This salad is quick, easy, and packs a wonderful lime-sweet-savory punch. Try it out at your next cook-out. 

Drumfish and Vegetable Bake

Drumfish a simply delicious fish fillet that is low in cost and goes well with any mix of roasted/baked vegetable. 

Tuna Salad with Capers, Lemon, and Olive Oil

Beautiful fresh and cool summer salad that you can eat by itself within romaine leaves or tear the leaves to a bite size and stuff into pita bread for lunch or a travel friendly picnic meal at the park. 

Shrimp Soba Noodle Soup

Soba is a gluten-free buckwheat noodle that absorbs flavor and liquid just like pasta.  A great substitute for whole wheat pasta.

Crawfish and Spaghetti Squash

Paleo and gluten-free recipe that makes spaghetti squash a succulent crawfish meal you will want to try over and over again. 

Louisiana Red Fish Arugula Salad

Red fish is light and flakey grilled, baked and paired with a spicy arugula salad.

Melon Gazpacho with Shrimp Kabobs

Louisiana is full of locally grown sweet melons. Take advantage of the local crop of watermelons, cantaloupe, and honeydew by making this refreshing gazpacho recipe on a beautiful sunny day.

Citrus Herb Risotto with Louisiana Shrimp

Shrimp has 1/3 less the calories than chicken and living in Louisiana, there is plenty of shrimp to prepare for healthy meals. 

Shrimp and Tuna Burgers with Veggie Loaded Sweet Potato

These burgers are lean and full of great flavor alone without a bun. Serve with a loaded sweet potato to make this a full meal. 

Tilapia with Tangy Red Pepper Sauce and Brown Rice

Tilapia pan fried with a tangy red pepper sauce is perfect for your tastebuds. This dish is snappy, fresh, and incredibly easy to make. 

Shrimp Creole

Enjoy this southern classic with a little less fat and salt. 

Grilled Red Snapper with Asparagus, Tomatoes and Capers

This fish is dynamite grilled or if you don't have access to the grill, bake it in the oven at 375 degress for 25-30 minutes. 

Baked Salmon with Green Lentils

Based on a French dish that is normally served with fried salmon and butter, in this version we oven bake the salmon and remove the butter. Note that lentils are very filling, low in fat, and high in fiber while salmon is rich in omega-3s.

Roasted Shrimp & Broccollini

This is a one pan dish that is an easy clean up and makes a perfect meal in less than 30 minutes. 

Louisiana White Fish with Romesco Sauce

Romesco sauce is wonderful with fish and vegetables. Serve this dish on a bed of steamed rice or steamed veggies. 

Baked Trout

Grilled or baked this fish recipe is wonderful when served with your favorite steamed veggies and rice. Recipe courtesy of

Caribbean Tilapia

Tropical flavored dish with a pinch of Cajun seasoning.

Louisiana Fish Tacos

Tacos are a fresh, low calorie meal and easy to make. Use local fish and fresh ingredients to increase flavor. Adapted from the Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture.

Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo

A lighter version of gumbo that is under 400 calories. Recipe From Cooking Light:  November 2011.

Louisiana Citrus Shrimp and Spinach Salad

Louisiana has a bountiful selection of citrus across the state. Grapefruits, satsumas, lemons, and more. Choose your favorite local citrus and add it to this simple citrus shrimp salad. Recipe adapted from TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc.

Spinach-Stuffed Louisiana Sole

Under 300 calories per serving this dish is great with steamed veggies or rice. 

Sushi Salad

This salad is great with local Lousiana seafood or with the veggies alone. It has the flavors of sushi with no extra work needed. Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo. 

Unstuffy Crabs

Sweet and delicate crabmeat shines in an "unstuffy" treatment that doesn't over-season the mix, or pad the shells with lots of bread. The result is more like crab cakes--but without the frying.

Healthy Loaded Tuna Pasta Salad

Why make BORING tuna salad? When you can make it AWESOME with healthy veggies and Greek yogurt.

Ginger Shrimp with Gai Lan

Gai lan or (kai lan) is Cantonese for Chinese broccoli. This dish is packed with vegetables, essentials nutrients, and is low on sodium. Recipe courtesy of CanolaInfo. 

Cajun Shrimp and Blue Crab Pizza

Pizza made with local fresh seafood.

Grilled Tuna Steak Nicoise Salad

This recipe is a French version of a chopped salad. 

Louisiana White Fish Roulades

A roulade is a dish cooked or served in the form of a roll. Any local Louisiana white fish can be rolled to make this amazing dish. And it's so easy!  Recipe adapted from the UK Seafish Authority.

Grouper with Black Bean Coulis

Recipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture

Seafood Rice Casserole

A great casserole low in fat. Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

Oyster Crab Gumbo

Celebrate carnival season and the cold months in Louisiana with a warm bowl of seafood gumbo. 

Rock Shrimp Coconut Curry with Mango-Papaya Salsa

Recipe Courtesy of Florida Department of Agriculture Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture.

Foil Wrapped Louisiana Red Snapper

Heart healthy Louisiana Red Snapper is easy to make and makes a fast meal. 

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Recipe courtesy of Campbell's® Kitchen.

Louisiana Oyster and Brown Rice Bisque

A local favorite with a few healthier ingredients makes this dish great for the holidays and special occasions.

Cedar-Grilled Louisiana Grouper

Griling is perfect for this local Louisiana fish recipe that is low in fat but high in flavor!

Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach & Mushrooms

This recipe is high in vitamin A and low in calories. 

Shrimp Caesar Salad

An easy and fast salad meal full of shrimp and delicious flavor makes this entree a great recipe for any lunch or dinner. Feel free to add your favorite greens and veggies.

Cajun-Spiced Louisiana Blue Crab Layer Salad with Apples and Avocado

This delicate looking salad is so deceptively easy to make, that your guests and family will think you spent hours in the kitchen. You will also gain bonus points for choosing local ingredients. 

Mullet Fish & Black-eyed Pea Gumbo

A lean delicious gumbo recipe full of local ingredients. Recipe courtesy of Florida Agriculture Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture

Sautéed Shrimp with Grapes and Fennel

A light sauté of shrimp works well with grapes or any light citrus you want to use in this fresh fennel dish. Recipe courtesy of California Table Grape Commission.

Ceviche-Marinated and Grilled Louisiana Shrimp Tacos

Simple and fresh shrimp tacos that are a fantastic meal all year round. 

Louisiana Crawfish Pasta

By tossing Louisiana crawfish into your pasta dish you are adding protein that is less calories than chicken. 

Lemongrass Broth Catfish with Sticky Rice

Savory lemongrass broth lightens up crispy fried catfish. Recipe courtesy of The Catfish Institute.

Shrimp with Smoky Cocktail Sauce

An low calorie and low sugar appetizer that is great for parties. 

Peppered Louisiana Blue Crab

Local Lousiana seafood dish that is low in calories and high in flavor!

Coconut Rice Noodles with Shrimp and Peas

Rice noodles are versatile and come in different sizes and shapes. Here, fine rice vermicelli complements the shrimp and peas perfectly. This dish is wonderful anytime of the year. During winter, feel free to use a thicker noodle for a more substantial meal.

Cajun Style Trout

Simple recipe, full of Louisiana Cajun flavor. Recipe courtesy of Clear Springs Foods.

Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

A Louisiana healthy favorite dish filled with local flavor!

Wheat Berry Tuna Salad

Switch up your normal tuna salad with nutritious wheat berries. Great by itself or in a low carb wrap.

Baked Fish Wrapped in Lettuce

Protein rich and low in cholestrol and fat. 

Louisiana Seafood Stew with Rice

A Louisiana dish perfect for those cool afternoon lunches or chilly evening dinners. 

Swordfish with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Keep swordfish juicy and moist with this fresh-from-the-garden tomato sauce.

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

For leftovers, serve the shrimp cold in a green salad with a little reduced-fat feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette for lunch.

Cajun Shrimp and Pepper Pasta

This dish is creamy, flavorful, and fun to make! The shrimp makes a great lean protein source, and it’s tossed with a whole-grain pasta and veggies.

Citrus Catfish

Citrus-Baked Catfish with Spicy Watermelon Salad Compliments of Dole®. Perfect for Lunch or Dinner!

Blackened Tuna

Blackened Tuna with Tangy Mustard Sauce - This dish also works great in a sauté pan on the stove top.

Diabetes Healthy Plate

You can use tuna or chicken for this recipe.