MDMR sponsors recipe contest for seafood cookbook

17-06-CWS | January 19, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is holding a seafood recipe contest, and the winners will be used in the updated version of the Mississippi Seafood cookbook.


The deadline to submit recipes is Friday, Feb. 24.


Submitted recipes must be original and incorporate some type of Gulf seafood, which includes shrimp, crab, oysters and finfish. Recipes should fall into one of the following categories: appetizers, soups, side dishes and main dishes.


Entries should be emailed to by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, along with the name, phone number and, if relevant, a story that relates to the recipe. A photo of the finished dish may also be submitted.


All entries may be used in other promotions with credit given to the person who submitted the recipe.


The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at