Road trip Monday * Shrimp Festival

Come join me this Monday as we explore the Delcambre Shrimp festival

The Town of Delcambre, Louisiana, located about 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, is home to one of the area’s most productive shrimp fleets. The town devotes an entire weekend to honor this economic lifeblood. Events include a shrimp cook-off, queens pageants, fais-do-do’s, food booths, carnival rides, and the blessing of the shrimp boat fleet. There’s plenty of fun for “kids” of all ages and lots to see, hear, and EAT!

Food and Drinks
The Delcambre Shrimp Festival is home to one of the best 5-day festivals in South Louisiana. The festival has gained it’s popularity by providing a variety of delicious dishes and top notch entertainment including National Recording Artists. Enjoy signature shrimp dishes like boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp sauce piquante, shrimp salad and many more. Each and every shrimp dish consumed at the festival is prepared by volunteer members of the festival association. If you’re not in the mood for shrimp, the festival also offers a variety of other “festival” foods, cold beer, cold drinks and water. Souvenirs, t-shirts, hats, posters, etc…

Festival time :

Do t forget to stop in at the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market on Saturday, August 3 rd from 9-1 to pick up your Shrimp Festival T-shirt’s and more!

From Cookbook : Shrimp Etouffe

  • 2lb fresh shrimp
  • 11/2 oil/shortening
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 clove garlic mashed
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a sauce pan Sautee vegetables to soft, add shrimp and cook until pink,add tomato past. And add water if needed. Simmer 10 minutes and serve over white rice.

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