Boutte seafood retailer Blandon Zeringue says this year’s crawfish harvest makes for great backyard boils
|Photo by Darren Barre|
Although the Atchafalaya Basin crop is off to a slow start, Zeringue’s Seafood Co. owner Blandon Zeringue says the quality of the crawfish he’s getting from other sources in areas like Branch, Mamou and Opelousas is helping to keep sales up.
“Recently, we’ve been getting in and selling a really nice mix of medium to large crawfish,” said Zeringue. “And that’s typical for this time of year.”
Zeringue, who took over the family business 11 years ago, says that it’s normal for the price of crawfish to go down as we get into the heart of the season, but consumers need to remember that, like everything else, the price per pound will more than likely fluxuate.
“What the fishermen catch and its availability is what determines the price of crawfish,” said Zeringue, “And just like everything else, crawfish aren’t as cheap as they used to be.”
At Zeringue’s Seafood Co., you can currently purchase live crawfish for $1.79 per pound and pay $2.79 per pound for boiled. But those prices aren’t set in stone, so it’s best to check prices ahead of time.
“The prices go up and down” said Kimberly Matherne, store manager. “And our prices probably change every week.”
Zeringue’s Seafood Co. carries both live and boiled seafood in addition to a wide variety of specialty meats like seasoned pork roast, sausages and even Turduckens, and is your one-stop shop for an excellent selection of exotic fish and always-fresh Des Allemands catfish.
“We carry everything you need from sauces, seasonings and boils down to the boiling pots, nets and paddles,” said Zeringue.
Did you know this?
People are eating crawfish because they taste great, but health is also a factor that should be included. Low in fat and calories, high in protein and minerals, crawfish can be included in the diet of anyone who is concerned about cholesterol, fat or calories.
Crawfish are high in vitamins including A, B6 and B12, Biotin and Niacin, and are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron and protein.
Although crawfish tend be be higher in cholesterol than most other shellfish, a 3 1/2 ounce serving provides about one-half of the daily recommended allotment for cholesterol by the American Heart Association.
With former St. Charles District Attorney Harry Morel facing sentencing after...
Bayou Gauche native Mason Dupre just knew that somehow, some way, he was cut out...
Destrehan’s softball season came to an end on the road at the hands of a...
The body discovered on St. Rose Avenue Sunday has been identified as Jorian White,...
A low-scoring, one-run game with a season on the line brings a lot of pressure with...
Jill Young wasn't looking for another pet when she heard Voodoo the one-eyed black...
Today's Car Care is the name people trust when it comes to outstanding tires and automotive service in the River Region and beyond.
Former councilman named Public Works director - 732 views
A longtime political figure in St. Charles Parish politics, Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux has been appointed head of the parish’s Department of Public Works.