Oklahoma team wins national 4-H seafood cook-off contest

Oklahoma team wins national 4-H seafood cook-off contest

A team of young chefs from Oklahoma captured top honors in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off 4-H Edition.
A team of young chefs from Oklahoma captured top honors in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off 4-H Edition.

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board held the event on Sunday in New Orleans.

The 4-H team of Dusty Dollins and Spencer Riley from Jackson Co., Oklahoma, had the winning recipe of Southwest Okie Catfish.

Second place went to Britney Broussard, Anne Catherine LeBlanc and Victoria Frederick of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana.

Third place finishers were Katie Gilbert, Claire Gilbert and Lacey Morris from Tom Green Co., Texas, and fourth place went to Mollie Elliott, Baley Freeman and Lily Webb from Saline Co., Arkansas.

Each team was given one hour to prepare their dish during the competition. They were required to present a dish using American seafood.

In addition to cooking, each team was required to present their plates to the judges and describe the ingredients and the preparation techniques.

The winning team also received a $1,000 cash award from Piccadilly, and each team was given $500 by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board to cover expenses of participating in the competition.

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