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My three-year-old son, Banks, is a pretty picky eater!  His favorite foods all involve loads of sugar, but there is hope for him yet! Banks loves shrimp. He eats fried shrimp, boiled shrimp (if I peel it for him), shrimp gumbo, but his favorite is shrimp stew.  So for this cold night, I’m making shrimp stew for dinner!
From visiting Big Easy Foods in Lake Charles, I’ve learned that Gulf shrimp are notorious for their robust flavor profile and better yet – they are really healthy!  Shrimp are a good source of protein, omega-3, selenium and vitamin B12.
Big Easy Foods has a great selection of Louisiana shrimp in the freezer section at your local Wal-Mart or grocery store, but if you are visiting Southwest Louisiana, try cast netting along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road to catch your own!  
My brother, Blake Monsour, cast nets for shrimp.
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Find some of the most popular shrimping spots and a checklist of the things you’ll need, like a fishing license, here.
Click here for the best shrimp stew recipes I’ve come across fromLouisiana Kitchen & Culture Magazine by Karlos Knott. It’s what I’m making for dinner! 
Shrimp Stew Photo by David Gallent
for Louisiana Kitchen & Culture
Watch this video on where our famous, Louisiana shrimp come from and why they are the best!