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Louisiana Seafood Dishes

Chef John Folse in the kitchen


In honor of National Seafood Month and National Gumbo Day on October 12th, the LDMA is highlighting some of the best seafood recipes featured on LPB’s cooking shows through the years.  Get inspired to make some classic Louisiana seafood dishes with the help of some of our favorite chefs, including John Folse, Leah Chase, Paul Prudhomme, and Ms. Lucy. 



Crabmeat Au Gratin


Crabmeat Au Gratin (1990)

See Chef John Folse prepare Crabmeat Au Gratin, Stuffed Crab, and Marinated Crab Claws on this show celebrating lump crabmeat.




Chef Leah Chase


Shrimp Remoulade (1990)

View Chef John Folse and Chef Leah Chase prepare Shrimp Remoulade together on the inaugural episode of A Taste of Louisiana.



Chef Paul Prudhomme


Shrimp, Crab & Okra Gumbo (1994)

Watch Chef John Folse and Chef Paul Prudhomme share a bowl of Shrimp, Crab & Okra Gumbo and discuss the variations of Louisiana cuisine and its influences. 



Crawfish Etouffee


Crawfish Etouffee (1996) 

See Chef John Folse visit the Crawfish Festival in Breaux Bridge and cook Crawfish Etouffee and Fried Soft-Shell Crawfish.



Fried Catfish


Fried Catfish (2000)

View Ms. Lucy and her guest, Chef Hans Korrodi, preparing catfish in two classic ways, Cajun Fried Catfish and Creole Blackened Catfish.




Ms. Lucy and her daughter cooking in the kitchen


Oyster Chowder (2000)

After an oyster dredging trip, watch Ms. Lucy and her daughter prepare Oyster Chowder and Fried Oysters in her kitchen.



Crawfish Pie Prep


Crawfish Pie (2006)

Tag along with Ms. Lucy on a crawfishing trip on the Atchafalaya Spillway and see her prepare a Crawfish Pie in her kitchen.




Seafood Sauce Piquante


Seafood Sauce Piquante (2006)

View Chef John Folse preparing a Seafood Sauce Piquante and Crawfish, Corn & Potato Soup as he explores the Cajun influence on Louisiana cuisine. 



Chef Leah Chase & Chef John Folse


Gaspergou (2015)

Watch Chef John Folse and Chef Leah Chase prepare Baked Gaspergou and Creole Turtle Soup during a visit to Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.




Oysters Rockefeller Soup


Oysters Rockefeller Soup (2015)

See Chef John Folse prepare several oyster recipes, including Oysters Rockefeller Soup, Fire-Roasted Oysters, and Oyster Spaghetti.




Ms. Lucy


To see more recipes, check out A Taste of Louisiana with Chef John Folse & Co. & Ms. Lucy’s Classic Cajun Culture and Cooking.