Winner Winner, Seafood Dinner
When the confetti rained down in New Orleans upon the newly-crowned King of American Seafood on Saturday, August 6th, it was The Manship’s Alex Eaton. For The Great American Seafood Cook Off, Alex prepared a Trio of Gulf Shrimp: Barbeque Gulf Brown, Mediterranean Gulf White, and Florida Royal Red. The Clarion-Ledger reported that the trio dish “was like a montage that wrapped together highlights from his own culinary past, including restaurant cooking in New Orleans, his family’s Mediterranean heritage, and summer vacations in Florida.”
He also spoke to NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and told them more about his inspiration, “I spent some time cooking in New Orleans, so I had to do a shout-out with the barbeque shrimp.”
Alex’s wins at The Great Mississippi Seafood Cook Off and The Great American Seafood Cook Off qualify him tcompete against 49 chefs from around the globe in November at The World Seafood Championship. The winner of that prize receives $10,000 and is eligible to compete at the World Food Championship.