Naomi Porche is a Voisin through and through, as she carries on the family’s passion for oysters at Motivatit Seafoods. Based in Houma, LA, the Voisin name has become synonymous with oysters in Louisiana. And Naomi is proud of that heritage established by her grandfather Ernest Voisin almost 50 years ago. The business specializes in Louisiana’s prized oysters serving the restaurant and retail industry with the tastiest bivalves from coastal Gulf waters. Harvesting, processing, and distributing oysters is big business, and the scale of their operation reaches buyers nationwide. In the 1990s, the company became concerned for customers’ safety due to the bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus that is sometimes found in shellfish. The Voisin family searched for a way to remove the bacteria without altering the raw oyster’s characteristics. They discovered a high-pressure processing machine capable of killing bacteria while leaving the oyster’s taste and texture in perfect condition. Not only was the bacteria eliminated, but surprisingly, the abductor muscle was released from the shell, literally shucking itself. And now, the product marked with a Gold Band is the premier product of a full line of fresh and frozen oysters. The company employs a staff of approximately 100 workers that process about 500 sacks of oysters daily. And they sell even more of the excess sacks to other processors, restaurant groups, and wholesale distributors. Naomi’s company is an innovator in the seafood industry, and they have developed a unique product to serve the growing taste for grilled oysters on the half shell. Gold Band Frozen Half Shell Oysters were created using two state-of-the-art technologies. First, they undergo their High Pressure Process, which shucks the oyster. Next, the oysters are cryogenically frozen. The result is a fully detached, perfectly presented frozen half shell oyster. Not only is this a labor-saving product for restaurants, but it is also now in demand with home cooks for backyard events, hunting camps, and tailgating. Naomi thinks they have perfected the oyster. And if you’re looking for the perfect oyster, then look no further than Motivatit at www.theperfectoyster.com or buy here on our Shop. Motivatit Seafoods 412 Palm Avenue Houma, LA 70364 985-868-7191 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.theperfectoyster.com It’s nice to know that you are helping to support the many fishing families that are the foundation of our Louisiana seafood industry. This Boat-To-Table series of stories, recipes, and information about our seafood industry is brought to you in support of Louisiana Direct Seafood, a free program of Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU Ag Center.
From his boat in Galliano, Bryan, and his wife Corina, shrimp the waters of coastal Louisiana for the freshest Gulf shrimp. Under the brand name Corina Corina, the Mobley family runs their processing facility where they sort, peel, vacuum-pack, and freeze the highest quality shrimp for both the wholesale and consumer market. And you can find Bryan’s 1-pound pack of Louisiana shrimp on our Shop website. They use an ultra-low, -40ºF, shatter-pack freezer process to lock in the fresh Gulf sweetness at the time of the catch. In this way, the shrimp are at their peak, and when thawed by home cooks, the quality is better than never frozen. Corina Corina has all sizes: Large peeled/deveined shrimp and peeled gumbo/cooking shrimp, as well as 10 lb. and 20 lb. plate-frozen boxed shrimp are on the list of Louisiana wild-caught seafood products. And Bryan processes more than just shrimp. He also specializes in Louisiana oysters where they package the 1-pound (approx. 2 dozen oysters), vacuum-sealed oysters for the Vermilion Bay Sweet brand sold online here on our website. These are high-quality, fat, juicy oysters that are flash-frozen at their peak of freshness. Once you’ve thawed out a package of Bryan’s high-quality frozen oysters, you’ll never buy them any other way. This way, you can always have a pack of Louisiana oysters in your freezer; they’re perfect for frying or grilling. From their storefront along the highway into Galliano, Bryan and Corina sell all of their shrimp products and one and 3-pound packs of oysters. Be sure to connect with Bryan and many more coastal Louisiana fishermen by accessing the contact information on the Louisiana Direct Seafood website. It’s a free service, and it’s nice to know that you are helping to support the many fishing families that are the foundation of our Louisiana seafood industry. Contact: Bryan and Corina Mobley Corina Corina Seafood, LLC 17947 Hwy 3235 Galliano LA 70354 985-637-2326 or 985-637-2099 Email: email@example.com This Boat-To-Table series of stories, recipes, and information about our seafood industry is brought to you in support of Louisiana Direct Seafood, a free program of Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU Ag Center.