13th annual 'Great American Seafood Cookoff' held in New Orleans

Release Date: 
Sunday, August 7, 2016
New Orleans (KPLC) -

Chefs from 11 states gathered in New Orleans this weekend for a little competition in the kitchen.

Each year, chefs from throughout the country serve up their best dish before a live audience - representing their state and their home seafood.

Chef Alex Eaton of The Manship from Jackson Mississippi was crowned the 2016-2017 King of American Seafood Saturday.

"I actually spent some time cooking in New Orleans so I had to do a shoutout with a BBQ shrimp in the middle," said Eaton.

Eaton prepared a trio of the three types of gulf shrimp: gulf brown, gulf white and a royal red.

Started in 2004, this year marks the 13th annual Great American Seafood Cookoff. 

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From KSLA
By Erica Bivens

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