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New Orleans, LA, 70119
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Beth Ribblett

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Hal Wallace, Owner and Fisherman

Alabama Gulf Coast Shrimp - While we were at the beach last weekend I knew I wanted to cook something with 2 of my favorite ingredients, fresh gulf shrimp and, of course, pasta. There's a great little family owned seafood place on highway 180 heading to Fort Morgan called Fresh Market Seafood. Most of their products are fresh off the boat daily as they are a family of fishermen that have been fishing these same waters since the 1860's.

The Wallace family is one of the oldest families in the area. It was the Wallace's who founded the Lagoon fishing village in 1861 located just a few miles from the market. They've been local area fishermen and shrimpers for generations. Current owner, Hal Wallace, his Father, Johnny and several cousins catch the bulk of the shrimp sold at Fresh Market Seafood.

They have 2 locations, one in Foley and the one we visit on highway 180 and I highly recommend them on your next visit to the Gulf Coast beaches.