Seafood cooks can compete for a $1,300 cash prize and a silver tray by entering their original oyster recipe in the 32nd Annual National Oyster Cook-off.
Contestants must enter an original recipe by Aug. 31, 2011. Nine contestants will be chosen to compete at the cook-off on Sat., Oct. 15th in Leonardtown, Maryland.
Cash prizes of $300, $200 and $150 will by awarded to the top three finalists in each of the categories: Hors d’oeuvres, Soups and Stews, and Main Dish.
The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the first place winners of each category and will receive an additional $1,000 and a silver tray.
There will also be awards for Best Presentation of dish and People’s Choice. In addition to cash prizes, contestants receive one night of hotel accommodations, and an invitation to a welcome reception.
The National Oyster Cook-off is held in conjunction with the St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival and the world-famous National Oyster Shucking Contest.
To enter, see: www.marylandseafood.org
source: Maryland Department of Agriculture