Guess Which Food Is Taking Over NYC's Hottest Restos This Week?

Thanks to Forrest Gump we know there are tons of different types of shrimp (don't worry, we won't start listing them), but out of all the variations, we tasted one recently that reigns supreme: Louisiana shrimp. And while it may be tough to get that Cajun goodness in the Big Apple, this week marks a new effort to bring the so-good seafood up North. Yes, for a limited time, NYC's top chefs are taking on an (unofficial challenge) by cooking Louisiana shrimp their way. Head uptown to Oceana and Fatty Crab, or downtown to spots like Delicatessen, David Burke Kitchen, and the Mermaid Inn, where specials featuring the crustaceans are cooked and served to order. But don't sweat it if you can't get reservations at these select places: There are a total of 22 (yes 22!) restos participating in Louisiana shrimp week, meaning you can scoop up the goodness no matter where you may be dining. Check out all the locations and whet your, and click through to see five of the dishes mastered to perfection.
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Fatty Crab Upper West Side – Chef de Cuisine Chaz Brown
Louisiana Shrimp | Peel & Eat | Malay old bay, lime, lettuces, pickled garlic

Fatty Crab, 2170 Broadway (at 77th Street); 212-496-2722.

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Delicatessen – Chef Michael Ferraro
Louisiana Poached Shrimp, ripe avocado, olive oil confit cherry tomato, horseradish broth

Delicatessen, 54 Prince Street (at Lafayette); 212-226-0211.

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David Burke Kitchen – Chef David Burke
Louisiana Shrimp Boil in a Paint Can - tasso / corn / fingerlings / sweet carrots (Served table side over dirty rice garnished with celery leaves)

David Burke Kitchen, The James Hotel, 23 Grand Street (at Thompson Street); 212-201-9119.

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The Mermaid Inn East Village – Chef Michael Cressotti
Fire Roasted Louisiana Prawns ~ with old bay aioli & smoked sea salt

The Mermaid Inn, 96 2nd Street (between 5th and 6th streets); 212-674-5870.

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Oceana- Chef Ben Pollinger
Louisiana Shrimp and Porcini Mushroom Pizza.

Oceana, 120 West 49th Street (between 6th and 7th avenues); 212-759-5941.

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