Featured photo: Chef Eddie Hughes, the late owner of Eddie’s Seafood & Soul Food Restaurant, poses with a giant platter of stuffed shrimp. Photo provided by the Hughes family.
As I have shared before on this blog (in one of our most-read posts of all time), I’m fascinated by the long history and somewhat mysterious origins of “Shreveport-style” stuffed shrimp. This iconic local dish dates back more than 60 years to the kitchen of the now-closed Freeman & Harris Café, and can still be purchased locally at restaurants like Brother’s Seafood, Monkhouse Seafood Diner, C&C Café and Eddie’s Seafood & Soul Food.
If you’re interested in learning more about this local food tradition, check out this short documentary film about stuffed shrimp that the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau recently released. You can stream the video below – directly from Facebook – or watch it on Youtube. If you love this kind of thing, please be sure to check out our new local food guide, Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.
If you enjoy the stuffed shrimp video, please consider sharing it with friends via social media. You’ll be helping us spread the word and preserve a mouth-watering bit of Shreveport history.