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Apr 24, 2012 6:17 PM by KATC

"American Idol" hopeful Joshua Ledet set to receive etouffee

"American Idol" hopeful Joshua Ledet and a few lucky ones will be dining on crawfish etouffee Wednesday, April 25th, thanks to the Louisiana Lt. Governor's "Feed The Dream Campaign", St. Martin Parish Tourist Commission and the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association.

The smothered crawfish, 10-pounds of it, was cooked by two time Etouffee Cookoff Champion David Dugas. The Parish Tourist Director Dona Degatur Richard shipped the etouffee and rice overnight to Los Angeles. C.J.'s Seafood in Breaux Bridge provided the crawfish.

Richard said Crawfish Etouffee was chosen because of Breaux Bridge being the Crawfish Capital of the World and the upcoming Crawfish Festival, which will be held May 4, 5, & 6, 2012.

Ledet, 20, from Westlake, has wowed judges and crowds with his singing during the 2012 season of the Fox show. Under Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Ledet and the American Idol group have enjoyed boudin, jambalaya, tamales from Zwolle, oysters on the half-shell, boiled crawfish and strawberries.

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