Chef Cody Carroll of Hot Tails Restaurant in New Roads was crowned King of Louisiana Seafood after winning the 6th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off. The competition was presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.
Ten chefs from across the state competed for the culinary title of Louisiana Seafood King during the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience's Grand Tasting event. Carroll and his wife Chef Samantha Carroll cooked Louisiana Speckled Trout Perdu and Étouffée of Red Swamp Crawfish paired with sweet corn & blue crab calas, whipped Creole potato salad, house-pickled banana pepper, charred green onion and sassafras, and Tabasco® sabayon.
Carroll will represent Louisiana in the 10th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off on August 3 in New Orleans. He'll also represent the Louisiana seafood industry at events around the state throughout the next year.